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Contemporary Transformation of World Politics

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

2016 was a year of incredible change in the United States and around the world. This seminar will explore how new political realities are influencing elections, domestic and foreign policy, and trade, and how governments and people are responding to them. From the populism that influenced “Brexit” and the 2016 US presidential election, to the increased visibility of Russia on the world stage and protest movements in the United States, there is a sense that politics are increasingly unpredictable and unstable. This seminar will explore new developments in the United States, Europe, Russia, and beyond to look for continuities and breakages in political assumptions and actions.  We hope that this seminar dispels some myths while also allowing us to identify areas of real change that may comfort, confuse, or concern citizens as they try to make sense  of the “new world order.”


American Protest in the 21st Century

Neal Caren, Associate Professor, Sociology

The EU and the UK in the Age of Populism

Holger Moroff, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

Russia in the Post-Truth World

Graeme Robertson, Professor, Political Science

World Security in the New World Order

Jennifer Hazen, Lecturer, Public Policy

Life on the Edge? Making Sense of the New Paradigm

A panel discussion with our speakers


9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 24). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 24). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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June 24, 2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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