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Alexander and Catherine: “Greats” and Their Empires

October 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Dialogues Seminar

In collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

What makes a leader “great?” Join us for a review of two charismatic and important figures in world history, Alexander of Macedon and Catherine of Russia, both of whom share the superlative. These leaders conquered territory, consolidated power, and left large political and cultural legacies in their wake. This Dialogues seminar will examine their lives in parallel to identify important similarities while placing them in the contexts of their very different time periods.


How (and when) Alexander Became Great
Fred S. Naiden, Professor of History and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense


Catherine the Great
Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of History


“Greats” and Their Empires
A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 am-12:30 pm, Saturday, October 30.  The tuition is $65 to attend in person or $50 for virtual viewing.  A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $32.50. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


October 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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