Democracy and Its Discontents in Germany and Around the World

Inspired by three important anniversaries in German democratic history, scholars and activists from History, Political Science, Sociology, Communication, and Foreign Languages and Literatures will discuss what lessons we can draw today from democracy’s successes and failures around the world. 

Nationally-renowned expert on democracy, Dr. Nancy MacLean, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Dr. MacLean is the award-winning author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Current Affairs and the Lillian Smith Book Award. Booklist called Dr. MacLean's most recent book “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” Recently, Dr. MacLean has testified before the US Senate related to her work, and has been featured in national media outlets such as the New York Times and MSNBC. Copies of Dr. MacLean’s book will be available for signing and purchase. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:30pm

Rivers 102

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Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Students, Faculty, Public, Alumni, Pre-college, 9-12 Students/Parents

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Susanne Lenné Jones

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