Histories of Democracy - A Two-Part Conversation Series

Hosted by the

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University

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Amid concerns that democracy may be in danger in the U.S. and around the world, the Lepage Center takes a step back to examine the origins of democracy, its applications, where it has delivered on its promises, and where it has fallen short. Coincident with the midterm elections, this two-part event series will reveal how ideas about democracy and participation have changed over time, how perspectives on democracy are more nuanced and complex than we may believe, and where this leaves us today.

 

Part 1

Monday, October 29th

American Perspectives: Promises and Shortcomings

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Speakers

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Joanne Freeman
Professor of History and American Studies,
Yale University and co-host of Backstory Radio

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Jonathan Lai
Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer covering issues of absentee ballots, gerrymandering, & digital privacy

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Allison Dorsey
Professor of History, Swarthmore College and scholar of Reconstruction & Civil Rights

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Paul Rosier
Mary M. Birle Chair in American History,
Villanova University and scholar of Native American politics & history

 

Moderated by Jason Steinhauer, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University

 

 

Part 2

Monday, November 12th

Global Perspectives: Revolutions and Empires

 

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Hibba Abugideiri
Associate Professor of History, Villanova University and scholar of Middle East history

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Melissa Feinberg
Professor of History, Rutgers University and scholar of Communism, the Cold War & human rights

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Julia Gaffield
Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University and scholar of the Haitian Revolution

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Maia Otarashvili
Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute and co-editor of the 2017 volume Does Democracy Matter?

 

Moderated by Paul Steege, Faculty Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University