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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.
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.
Associate Professor of History, Villanova University and scholar of Middle East history
Professor of History, Rutgers University and scholar of Communism, the Cold War & human rights
Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University and scholar of the Haitian Revolution
Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute and co-editor of the 2017 volume Does Democracy Matter?