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Histories of Democracy – A Two-Part Conversation Series

November 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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. As Americans prepare to vote in consequential 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.

A two-part conversation series hosted by the

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

at Villanova University

Monday, November 12th

Global Perspectives: Revolutions and Empires

Driscoll Auditorium, Driscoll Hall, Villanova University (view map, bldg #15)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



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


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


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


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



November 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm