Serving Up History: Madison’s America: Is It Possible to Sustain Democracy in the 21st Century? (WEBINAR)
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 16, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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History Professor Rafaele Fierro will talk about James Madison’s idea that in a large republic, with lots of people, representative democracy could work because competing interests would cancel each other out. Now in 2023, with 340 million Americans, can we keep our republic intact in the age of social media? Rafaele will explore this question during his presentation.
This talk is free on Zoom. Registration is required.
Rafaele Fierro was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Italian immigrants. He attended Bulkeley High School in Hartford, received his B.A. from Trinity College in 1992, and his doctorate in immigration history from the University of Connecticut in 2000. He was inspired to teach history while at Trinity by Professor Jack Chatfield. Rafaele is currently a Professor of History at Tunxis Community College in Farmington and has written numerous articles for the Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online (ECHO).