The Creation of Liberal Democracy: Did It Happen in Philadelphia by Accident?
Date : Sat., September 28, 2013 to Sun., September 29, 2013 Category : Butcher History Institute
Cosponsored by Carthage College
With support from the Butcher Family Foundation
Once upon a time, Philadelphia made a historic contribution to the world and to the development of freedom. The question “Did it happen in Philadelphia by accident?” gives us an opportunity to explore what precisely happened here in the pre-revolutionary and revolution periods; to ascertain the cultural, political and economic prerequisites to the development of liberal societies; and to weigh the lessons for the historic transitions of our time and for the US “export” of democracy. To assist teachers in grappling with these issues, we have assembled scholars who have made unique contributions in this field.
This weekend is also part of GlobalPhilly™ 2013, a month-long project featuring a wide variety of events sponsored by members of the Global Philadelphia Association.
This conference is exclusively for pre-selected teachers, except for the keynote, which is open to the public (free for members, educators and students; $20 for everyone else). (RSVP: [email protected])
Topics and Speakers
Executive Director, FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West
William Penn and Benjamin Franklin: Visions of a Free Society and Foreign Policy
Co-Chair, Butcher History Institute, Foreign Policy Research Institute ·
Alloy Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania
Quaker Philadelphia and the Development of Pluralism
Chair of the History Department, University of Texas
Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professorship in American History, University of Texas
Philadelphia as an Intellectual Center
Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia as a Financial/Business Center of the 13 Colonies
1987 Bancroft prize winner in History for A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise
Visit to the National Constitution Center
Why the Pursuit of Happiness?
Senior Fellow, FPRI
Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania
How Philadelphia Became a Manufacturing Center
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
The Declaration of Independence: A Global History
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History & Chair of the Department of History, Harvard University
Transitions to Democracy: A Guide for the 21st Century
Director - Eurasia Program
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