Join us for conversations about key events, places, texts and thinkers that help us understand the history and principles of democracy. 

We encourage those interested in attending any of the Touchstones of Democracy events to REGISTER NOW. Registration is encouraged, but will not be required to attend the events. 


Renaissance Humanism, Democracy, and the University​

Featuring Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins University) and Chad Wellmon (UVA), moderated by Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (UVA)

Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Zoom Webinar, Register Here.

Democracy Dreams: José Martí and Cuba in the Nineteenth Century​

Featuring Ada Ferrer (New York University), moderated by Jalane Schmidt (UVA)

Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021

Time: Noon-1:30pm 

Location: Bond House, 116

Edmund Burke and Democracy

Featuring Yuval Levin (American Enterprise Institute), moderated by Jennifer Tsien (UVA

Date: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Time: Noon-1:30pm

Location: Bond House, 116

For questions regarding the Touchstones of Democracy event series please contact Democracy Initative Events Planner Sarah Ross