How is democracy faring in 21st century America? What about the long accepted standards of civil behavior and ethical conduct? Do Americans still believe in the power of scientific discovery?
A group of Furman University professors will address those issues and more when they participate in a series of panel discussions that will take place on and off campus during March and April. All of the six events for “Our Republic … For Which It Stands,” are free and open to the public.
Conference I, “Democracy: A Process, Not an Accomplishment,” will begin March 14-15 at the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville. Furman historians will discuss “American Laws and American Values” on Tuesday, March 14, and the university’s political scientists will speak on “Aspects of Domestic and International Politics” Wednesday, March 15. Both events begin at 7 p.m.
Conference 1: Democracy: A Process, Not an Accomplishment
March 14, 7 pm: American Laws and American Values. Triune Mercy Center, Sanctuary.
Steve O’Neill, Lane Harris, Savita Nair, Diane Vecchio, Lloyd Benson (Department of History)
March 15, 7 pm: Aspects of Domestic and International Politics: A Discussion with Political Scientists. Triune Mercy Center.
Liz Smith, Kate Kaup, Don Aiesi, Mike Bressler, Jim Guth (Department of Politics and International Affairs