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James A. Thurber Dialogues on American Democracy

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Updated 1/29

James A. Thurber Dialogues on American Democracy

Dates and Speakers listed below.

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To celebrate the illustrious career of Distinguished University Professor James A. Thurber, American University will host the James A. Thurber Dialogues on American Democracy.  In these public conversations, Professor Thurber will partner with leading experts/authorities on democratic vitality to examine the grave dangers that threaten the American Experiment, and to examine the precarious-yet-possible pathways to achieving a “more perfect union.”

Series Dates

- January 29 at 6 p.m.: Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)


- February 24 at 6 p.m.: Anne Applebaum (Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Historian, author of The Twilight of Democracy and Gulag)


- March 24 at 6 p.m.: Robert Putnam (renowned political scientist, author of The Upswing and Bowling Alone)


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