VILLANOVA, Pa. – Are we currently facing a crisis of democracy? The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University addresses that question with two roundtable discussions on Monday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium on Villanova’s campus.
“Before we can diagnose the current situation, we need a better sense of what democracy has meant to different people at different times,” said Paul Steege, PhD, faculty director, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest. “By digging into the diverse histories of democracy, in the United States and around the world, the Lepage Center offers a chance to explore the promises and shortcomings of this unfinished project.”
“Histories of Democracy Part I: Whose Democracy?” on Oct. 29. The event features:
“Histories of Democracy Part II: Global Perspectives” on Nov. 12. The panel features:
The events are free and open to the public. Register here.
The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest is a multifaceted resource that draws upon the past to impart lessons for the modern world. Led by Steinhauer and Dr. Steege, the Center engages the public through academic programs, research, publications and events. The center engages the public, policymakers, scholars, teachers and students from history and other fields—contributing to a more informed and engaged public. Among its greatest goals, the Lepage Center strives to have a visible and tangible impact on the way history is taught to future generations.