Panel 1: Democracy vs Authoritarianism
Wednesday March 4, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The hijacking of democracy through intentional manipulation of the levers of power, thus undermining systems of government and the voice of the people.

Randall Packer, Moderator (Creative Director, Third Space Network)
Roberto Bedoya (Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Oakland)
LigoranoReese (Collaborative artist duo)
Renée Stout (Artist)

Panel 2: Information vs Propaganda
Wednesday June 17, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The distortion of truth and information through techniques of propaganda and disinformation that falsely attempt to persuade public opinion.

Randall Packer, Moderator
Mina Cheon, (Artist, Interdisciplinary Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Hasan Elahi (Artist, Director, School of Art, George Mason University)
Siva Vaidhyanathan (Professor, Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia)

Panel 3: Idealism vs Cynicism
Wednesday July 22, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The disruption of idealism essential to the core principles of democracy though cynical disdain for the rule of law, wisdom, truth, and logic.

Randall Packer, Moderator
Zoë Charlton (Artist, Associate Professor, American University)
Lee McIntyre (Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University)
Monica Montgomery (DEI Consultant, Curator, Strategic Director of Museum Hue)

Panel 4: Real vs Fake
Wednesday September 2, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
The intentional confusion between what is real and what is fake, what is truth and what is fiction, and what is fact and what is a lie.

Randall Packer, Moderator
Tina La Porta (Artist)
Douglas Rushkoff (Author/host of Team Human, Professor, CUNY/Queens)
John Sipher (Former Deputy Chief, Russia Operations, CIA)