A Constitutional Crisis Could Be Coming: Will it take until 2022 to resolve the 2020 election?
Joint Event with the Harvard Club of Dallas and the HBS Club of Dallas
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Our national election in November has the potential to be one of the most unusual in our nation’s history, with possible twists and turns that could make the hanging chads of the 2000 election seem quaint. This presentation will be a sober, nonpartisan review of specific possibilities that few of us may have considered.
Many of us have seen or heard HBS Professor Michael Porter and businesswoman Katherine Gehl on the systemic problems of our political system, as addressed in their recently-published book, The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy. A small group of members of the HBS Club of New York began following the Porter and Gehl work in 2017 and later formed a nonpartisan organization, Reform Elections Now (“REN”), to educate and engage business leaders on the specific problems and potential solutions.
REN has produced numerous white papers and presented them to appreciative audiences. (https://reformelectionsnow.org) Their July presentation to the HBS Club of New York community and REN followers was oversubscribed and they had to turn away 50 people.
Our presenter will be one of REN’s founders, Peter Siris, MBA 1968. When not focusing on federal and state election systems, Peter specializes in Chinese companies as an investment manager, venture capitalist, and author of books and columns.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Virtual (Link will be sent prior to the event)