GRAY LINDGREN LECTURES Committee Chairperson: Meyer Liberman (417-0674, email@example.com). This fall, the first half of the Shared Learning lecture series on topical issues will be presented on Friday mornings, 11:00 a.m., in September and October. Our presenters exemplify top scholars in their fields from our rich local academic resources. Lectures are free and open to the public. Remember to invite your friends and neighbors.
* Friday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jonathan D. Weiller, Ph.D.
"The Center Is Not Holding: the Name and Origins of our Political Divide"
Dr. Weiller is the UNC Director of Undergraduate Studies and a faculty member in the Curriculum in Global Studies. Dr. Weiler is well versed in this dynamic topic, since he has been working with Marc Hetherington on a book, giving reasons “why Americans are so divided” – to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. He and Dr. Hetherington also published Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009). At UNC, Chapel Hill, he has taught courses in Russian Politics, Human Rights, European Politics and Comparative Development. Also, he writes political commentary for the Huffington Post and the Independent Weekly of NC. In addition, he serves on the Board of Community Home Trust, an organization that provides affordable housing to hundreds of families and individuals in North Carolina. An alumni of the University of Michigan, Dr. Weiler received his Ph.D. in Political Science at UNC.