Yes, politics were nasty in America’s founding era — just like they are today — but that’s not really what we think about now. So what will people think about when they go back to the early 21st centry?
That’s a layman’s way of looking at what U.Va.’s Miller Center explores in its Governing America in a Global Era program. The program includes a Colloguia Series, described as “an open forum for scholars to share their works-in-progress and exchange ideas about politics, history and current affairs. Each speaker’s paper will be posted online one week prior to his or her scheduled colloquium. Lunch will be served starting at 12:30 pm, and paper presentation and discussion will run until 2:00 pm. All colloquia are free and open to the general public.”
They do ask for RSVPs, though, so don’t just drop in looking for lunch.
You likely won’t get the screaming heads that you see on TV discussing politics. But if you want to hear some serious, reflective, considered political talk, it’s a nice refuge from the hubbub.
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