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The First Year of the Biden Administration

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

The Biden administration assumed office promising ‘unity’ to America after four years of divisiveness under Donald Trump. “Without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury” (Joe Biden, inauguration speech, January 20, 2021). Since then, however, America has arguably become even more divided and reaped a whirlwind of bitterness and fury. Is unity possible in a country so polarized?

This panel, presented by six faculty members at York University, will examine and assess the first year of the Biden administration.