Header Image
Home < Events & Activities < Event Calendar < ACS: Exploring Democracy as a form of government

ACS: Exploring Democracy as a form of government

  • acs Slider Image
Join us at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS) for an interesting conversation! ACS is a facilitated weekly experience put on by WUD Global Connections where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week.

This week our topic of discussion will be "Tahrir Square to Tiananmen Square : Exploring Democracy as a form of government".

Democracy as a form of government has been around since the ancient Greek civilization. It has evolved to accommodate the many changes our society has seen. But it can also lead to resentment, most recently with the election results in the United States. How effective is democracy in addressing the concerns of young people? At the same... time, we have other forms of government which seem to be thriving. Communism in China has been able to pull out millions out of poverty and Monarchies in United Arab Emirates are able to offer some of the highest standards of living to their citizens. So, where exactly does democracy fit in this world? Is the United Nations step to build a global democracy? Does the future hold a truly democratic organization?

Join us in the conversation with Prof. Lewis Friedland, as we explore the present and future state of democracy as a form of government.

Come and join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon and make new friends. FREE Refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis each week—come early to ensure your treat!

Our events are open to UW students, faculty and staff as well as Union members and their guests.

Presented By

Wisconsin Union Logo

Contact
Wisconsin Union

See All

Restaurants Nearby

Daily Scoop in Union South

Union South

Closed

Saturday: 12pm to 9pm

Urban Slice

Union South

Closed

Saturday: 10:30am to 11pm

See All

Events at Union South

April 20th | 6pm
The Lego Movie 2 (2019)

WUD Film

Union South - The Marquee Cinema
April 20th | 8:30 pm
Vice (2018)

WUD Film

Union South - The Marquee Cinema
April 20th | 9pm
Deerhoof w/ Palm

WUD Music

Union South - The Sett