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Members Making News

On February 25, Heather Cox Richardson (Boston Coll.), AHA member and recent member of the AHA Program Committee, interviewed President Joe Biden about his views on American democracy in the 21st century. “I wanted to hear from a historic figure in a historic time about how he thinks about America in this pivotal moment, to put the specifics of what he does in a larger context,” Richardson wrote about the interview. She spoke with the president about his historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court; the history, values, and current events that have shaped his legislative priorities; and the challenges faced by American democracy in a rapidly changing world.