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February 11, 2021 – Authoritarianism in America?

Comparative and Historical Views from Brigid Callahan Harrison, Peter Kingstone and Leslie Wilson

Posted in: Democracy 2021, Event, News, Opportunities, Special Projects

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Thursday, February 11th, 7:00-8:30 pm

In this first lecture of Spring 2021, the campus community is invited to listen to University scholars whose lifetime work enables them to speak to the American Uncivil war that presently threatens to erupt and which challenges American Democracy. Professor Harrison, political science scholar specializing in American government, is a frequent commentator and analyst on contemporary national and New Jersey politics, known for her insider/outsider expertise on the American political process. Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peter Kingstone, is the author of several books on Latin America political economy, focusing on the subject of democratization, economic reform and most recently populism. Associate Dean Leslie Wilson teaches, lectures and writes on American history and African American studies.

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  • Brigid Callahan Harrison, Professor of Political Science and Law
  • Peter Kingstone, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Leslie Wilson, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of History

Introduction of Presenters:

Ken Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs


Emily Isaacs, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Advancement


Office of Faculty Advancement & The Provost’s Office


Thursday, February 11th, 7:00-8:30 pm