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  • Monday 13th

    September 2021

  • From 06:00 PM

    To 07:00 PM

  • 36 Ochre Point Avenue
    Newport, RI 02840 United States

    Newport, United States

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Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from Within on Modern Democracy with Dr. Tom Nichols

This Constitution Day event is in partnership with Salve Regina University’s Pell Honors Program and the League of Women Voters of Newport County.

Democracy is in trouble, even here in the United States.  An increasing segment of the population, raised in liberal democracy, find increasing appeal in illiberal ideas of governing, identity, and politics.  Strategist and scholar Tom Nichols explores the origins of modern illiberalism and urges a rebirth of civic virtues like altruism, compromise, stoicism, and cooperation.

Tom Nichols is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, a columnist for USA Today, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of The Death of Expertise (Oxford 2017) as well as books on Russia, the Cold War, nuclear weapons, and the future of armed conflict. He is also an instructor at the Harvard Extension School and an adjunct professor at the US Air Force School of Strategic Force Studies. He is a former aide in the U.S. Senate and has been a Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He is also a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York City, a Fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University, and a Senior Fellow of the Graham Center for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto. Previously he was a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

In 2017 Tom was named one of POLITICO Magazine’s “POLITICO 50,” the thinkers whose ideas are shaking up American politics and public life.

Tom is also a five-time undefeated Jeopardy! champion. He played in the 1994 Tournament of Champions, is listed in the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame, and as one of the game’s top players was invited to participate in the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions, where he played his final mat

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