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Weil Lecture on American Citizenship

September 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank will deliver the 2015 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina. The free public talk will take place on September 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Caroll Hall Auditorium on the UNC campus. The title of Frank’s talk is “Indispensability Abroad vs Effective Democratic Governance at Home.”

The lecture will be followed by a signing of his latest book, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.” The evening lecture will be preceded with a public question and answer session from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the University Room of Hyde Hall. Susan King, Dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism and John Kerr Distinguished Professor will facilitate the conversation.  Click here to learn more about Frank.

About the Weil Lecture
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has hosted UNC’s Weil Lecture on American Citizenship since 2000. Brothers Henry and Solomon Weil established the lecture in 1915 to widen discussion of the American scene. Presidents Taft and Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Senators J. William Fulbright and Nancy Kassebaum and Professor Lester Thurow are among the many distinguished Weil lecturers. Other recent speakers have been members of Congress, diplomats, political commentators and renowned scholars.


September 24, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm