Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Creation of Liberal Democracy: Did It Happen in Philadelphia by Accident?

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

Welcoming Remarks

09/28/2013 - 08:45am to 09:00am
Ronald J. Granieri

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

09/28/2013 - 09:00am to 10:15am
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair, Butcher History Institute, Foreign Policy Research Institute ·

Alloy Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

William Penn and Benjamin Franklin: Visions of a Free Society and Foreign Policy

Quaker Philadelphia and the Development of Pluralism

09/28/2013 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Alan Tully

Chair of the History Department, University of Texas

Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professorship in American History, University of Texas

Related Article(s):

Quaker Philadelphia and the Development of Pluralism

Related Multimedia:

Quaker Philadelphia and The Development of Pluralism

Philadelphia as an Intellectual Center

09/28/2013 - 12:45pm to 02:00pm
Bruce Kuklick

Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

Philadelphia as an Intellectual Center

Philadelphia as a Financial/Business Center of the 13 Colonies

09/28/2013 - 02:15pm to 03:30pm
Thomas Doerflinger

1987 Bancroft prize winner in History for A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise

Related Multimedia:

Philadelphia as the Financial/Business Center of the 13 Colonies

Visit to the National Constitution Center

09/28/2013 - 03:45pm

Why the Pursuit of Happiness?

09/28/2013 - 07:00pm
Alan Charles Kors

Senior Fellow, FPRI

Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

Why the Pursuit of Happiness?

How Philadelphia Became a Manufacturing Center

09/28/2013 - 08:30am to 09:30am
Walter Licht

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

How Philadelphia became a Manufacturing Center

The Declaration of Independence: A Global History

09/28/2013 - 09:45am to 11:00am
David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History & Chair of the Department of History, Harvard University

Related Article(s):

What the Declaration of Independence Meant and Means

Related Multimedia:

The Declaration of Independence: A Global History

Transitions to Democracy: A Guide for the 21st Century

09/28/2013 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Adrian A. Basora

Director - Eurasia Program

Related Multimedia:

Transitions to Democracy: A Guide for the 21st Century

Location

Venue

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street PA Philadelphia 19107

Registration links

Register Deadline

Mon., July 15, 2013

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS PASSED

For more information, contact: [email protected].