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Abbey Speaker Series: Is Liberal Democracy in Danger? 

Join us on Oct 1st in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium from 5:30-7:00 pm for a conversation between Richard Ebeling and Michael Meeropol about threats to liberal democracy, both past and present. The event is co-sponsored by the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program.

Pizza in the lobby afterward!

Students who attend in-person can get CLE credit. No tickets are necessary. Seating is first-come-first serve, but we will reserve tickets for guests coming from outside Chapel Hill. Please email for reserved seats.

Richard M. Ebeling is professor of economics at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics and is the author of numerous books, including “For a New Liberalism” (American Institute for Economic Research, 2019) and “Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition” (Routledge, 2010). Professor Ebeling has also served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education (2003-2008) and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (2020). 
Michael Meeropol is professor emeritus of economics at Western New England University, Springfield Massachusetts, where he also served as department chair. He is the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the only American couple ever executed by the United States for conspiracy to commit espionage. His publications include “Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution” (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and “We Are Your Sons, the Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Boston” (Houghton-Mifflin Co., 1975), co-authored with Robert Meeropol. 
Graeme B. Roberston (moderator) is professor of political science and director of the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. His research and teaching focus on authoritarianism, and he is especially interested in how authoritarians manage and seek to influence both supporters and opposition. Roberston currently serves as associate editor of comparative politics for the American Journal of Political Science. Along with Samuel A. Greene, he is the author of Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (Yale University, 2019).
Date: October 1, 2024
Times: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Audience: Public Event
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium