In a recent Harper Lecture, Prof. Susan Stokes, faculty director of the Chicago Center on Democracy, examined protests in the context of the global pandemic. In a conversation moderated by Kevin Kromash, CCD Senior Research Associate, Prof. Stokes drew from her co-authored book, Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests, to explain her view that, when it comes to voting and protests, costs of abstention are no less real than the more visible costs of participation.

Watch the recording here.