States of Change

Demographic Shifts, Representation Gaps, and America’s Future

Bipartisan Policy Center

In the past four decades, the United States has undergone significant demographic changes. Immigration patterns have altered its racial composition, medical advances have aged its population, and economic forces have driven Americans to educate themselves at unprecedented levels. Transformations of this magnitude will shape this century’s social and political landscape and test many of America’s institutions.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, in partnership with the Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution, for a series of presentations and discussions on the third-year results of the States of Change project. This project’s results include the composition of different groups’ underrepresentation or overrepresentation in the electorate, projections through 2060, and ways in which political actors must confront demographic reality.

Can’t attend? View Bipartisan Policy Center’s livestream here.

Opening remarks:
John C. Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel I: Representation Gaps and Challenges to Democracy, 1980–2060 Presentation
William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Rob Griffin, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Matt A. Barreto, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Latino Decisions
Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Moderators:
Robert E. Lang, Executive Director, The Lincy Institute

Panel II: Political Parties and Demographic Change
Anita Dunn, Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker
Alex Lundry, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Deep Root Analytics

Moderators:
John C. Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel III: Can American Democracy Revitalize Itself?
E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Sean Trende, Senior Elections Analyst, RealClearPolitics

EXTERNAL LOCATION:
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW #1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

Additional information

Light food and beverages will be provided.