The 2020 Elections: What They Tell Us About Our Democracy

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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OLLI at BCC Presents an Online Discussion with Dr. Martin Weinstein on

The 2020 Elections:

What They Tell Us About Our Democracy

Friday, November 13, 2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom 
Click here to register securely online
or call 413.236.2190.

During the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin the following question: "So Mr. Franklin, what have you given us?" Franklin's response: "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it." That is what this election was mostly about. So, let us look at the results, the process, the unresolved issues, and discuss the way forward for our Republic-- if we can keep it.

In the wake of this year's contentious elections, join OLLI at BCC and Professor Marty Weinstein for an in-depth discussion of the results of the elections and the future of our republic.


Martin Weinstein received his Ph.D. from New York University. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Dr. Weinstein is the author of Uruguay: The Politics of FailureUruguay: Democracy at the Crossroads and the editor of Revolutionary Cuba in the World Arena. In 2016 he co-edited, along with Abraham Lowenthal a volume entitled Kalman Silvert: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy. He was an Adjunct Professor of Politics in the graduate program in Latin American Studies at New York University for some twenty years.  His other publications include more than three dozen articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on Uruguay, United States-Latin American relations and human rights in Latin America.

Dr. Weinstein is the recipient of two Fulbright awards: the first to conduct his dissertation research and the second to teach in Argentina and Uruguay. Weinstein has testified as an expert witness before the House International Relations Committee in Washington, D.C., and worked on human rights campaigns with Amnesty International.

 Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC members and $15 for the general public.  Admission is free for Berkshire Community College students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

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