Academic Panel: The Future of Democracy - Is Democracy in Decline? Academic Panel: The Future of Democracy - Is Democracy in Decline? 10:30-11:30AM Newcomb Ballroom How do we restore faith in the American political system and in democracy as an institution? Hear from Melody Barnes, co-director, the Democracy Initiative and professor of practice, Miller Center of Public Affairs; Micah Schwartzman, director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy; Ian Solomon, dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; Ken Stroupe, chief of staff at the Center for Politics and director of the National Youth Leadership Initiative; and Larry Terry, executive director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service; with moderator Mary Kate Cary, professor of practice, Politics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, as they discuss challenges and solutions to the future of democracy worldwide. This event is part of Honor the Future: The Campaign for the University of Virginia. Registration is required.