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Does the American Experiment Still Matter?

Tuesday, November 29
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hinckley Center
Renew your commitment to democracy


This father-daughter duo will discuss educating for American democracy and citizenship across generations. All are welcome to attend the conversation with the Allens in the 3rd Floor Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Center.

If you are unable to attend in person you can watch the live stream of the event here.

Speaker Bios:


Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University where she also directs the Safra Center for Ethics. Her work focuses on political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. Professor Allen, a former Marshall Scholar and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, has chaired the Pulitzer Prize board and the Mellon Foundation Board. She is a distinguished author and columnist.

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William B. Allen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Michigan State University where he taught political philosophy, American government, and jurisprudence. A nationally recognized expert on George Washington and the American Founding, Professor Allen has served on numerous boards and commissions including the National Council on the Humanities and as chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.