McConnell Center extends ‘Debating America’ series
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center has extended its ‘Debating America’ series of public talks aimed at encouraging people to consider overlooked debates, ideas and people in American history.
All talks are free and will take place in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. Topics, speakers, times and dates are:
- “Would Two Presidents Be Better than One?: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch,” David Orentlicher, professor of law and medicine, Indiana University, 6-7 p.m., Jan. 26
- “Governing by Lottery: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,” Alexander Guerrero, philosophy professor, University of Pennsylvania, 6-7 p.m., Feb. 25
- “The Coming Global Disorder: What Will America’s Role Be in the 21st Century?” Peter Zeihan, geopolitical strategist, 6-7 p.m., March 23
- “Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement,” Lynne Olson, best-selling author, 2-3:30 p.m., April 8
- “Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II,” Lynne Olson, best-selling author, 6-7:30 p.m., April 8
“We invite you to join us this semester as we move from a foundational rethinking of American government to considering America’s place in the world,” said Gary Gregg, McConnell Center director.
The non-partisan McConnell Center, created at UofL in 1991, prepares Kentucky’s top college students to become leaders and offers civic education for teachers, students and the public.