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Democracy’s Dilemma: Rousseau, Condorcet, and the Elusive Search for the Will of the People

September 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association

featuring Georg Vanberg, Professor of Political Science, Duke University

Democracy is often associated with the idea that it serves to ensure that government reflects the “will of the people.” In this lecture, we explore some of the conceptual difficulties in this approach, and consider the implications for how we ought to think about the value of democratic governance.

All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. All Fall 2019 Humanities in Action lectures are free to UNC & Duke undergraduate and graduate students with a valid student ID. All Fall 2019 Humanities in Action lectures are free for all UNC faculty and staff with a valid OneCard

For more information about our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy, click here.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


September 10, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373