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In honor of our free exhibition We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy, we invite you to join us for a conversation with Former Secretary of State, US Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Ms. Clinton will be joined onstage by Dr. Angie Maxwell, Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas. Drawing from their careers, expertise, and experiences, we’ll explore how the US Constitution and other foundational documents shape our lives, with a special focus on their impact on Arkansas and the South.
Tickets are $15 ($12 for members, $5 for students), reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Can’t make it in person? Join us virtually on November 30 and watch via livestream below.
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The stream will begin 15-20 minutes before the scheduled start of the event. Please allow for small delays as we work to provide the best virtual experience possible.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent five decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, US senator, US secretary of state, and presidential candidate. As 67th US Secretary of State, her “smart power” approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening, and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator for New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. She also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic 2016 campaign for President of the United States, Clinton won 66 million votes. She is the author of nine best-selling books and host of the podcast You and Me Both. She is married to former US President Bill Clinton, has one daughter Chelsea, and three grandchildren: Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper.
Angie Maxwell holds the Diane Blair Endowed Chair in Southern Studies and is a professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, where she all serves as the Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society. Maxwell is a Truman Scholar who received her PhD in American Studies from the University of Texas.
Her research and commentary have been featured in Henry Louis Gates’ Reconstruction on PBS, on MSNBC’s The Reid Report and The Cycle, and on NPR’s Here & Now. Maxwell is the author of The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2019), named the Times Higher Education Book of the Week, and The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (UNC, 2014) which won the V. O. Key Award for best book in Southern politics and the C. Hugh Holman Honorable Mention for best book in Southern literary criticism.
She is the co-editor of Unlocking V. O. Key, Jr. (2011), The Ongoing Burden of Southern History (2013), and The Legacy of Second Wave Feminism in American Politics (2018), and editor of the new edition of Ralph McGill’s A Church, A School (2012). Her recent articles have appeared in FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal of Black Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Social Problems, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Social Science Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vox, and the Huffington Post. More details about her work can be found at www.masonjarpolitics.com.
Lectures & Talks sponsored by
We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy is sponsored by Kenneth C. Griffin.
Learning and engagement programming for We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy is sponsored by
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