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UNC and State Politics: Then and Now – A Dialogues Seminar

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Contentious issues have long forced the University of North Carolina to navigate between the state’s political leaders and the diverse ideas and actions of its students and faculty. Are recent controversies such as the debates over HB2, Confederate monuments or public funding a continuation of traditional tensions or a new more politicized stage in the University’s interactions with state authorities? This Dialogues seminar will explore this question with examples from the University’s history and evolving position within North Carolina’s political culture.

Evolution, the Speaker Ban, and Gay Rights: State Interventions at UNC-Chapel Hill, 1925-1971
Kenneth Joel Zogry, UNC Ph.D., Public Historian

UNC as a Public University: Current Threats and Opportunities
Andrew J. Perrin, Professor of Sociology

Whither Carolina?
A panel discussion with our speakers

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018. The tuition is $65.  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.

Register for this seminar.

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


February 17, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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