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Conversations from the Cullman Center: Broken America, Lecture 2

April 13, 2011

Broken America (Part 2 of 2):

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The Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures in American Civilization and Government

“Broken America”
Two lectures by the author and New Yorker writer George Packer on the decline of American institutions, from government and business to the media. The lectures are consecutive; however, you are not obligated to attend both.

Please note: We are no longer taking reservations for this program. Stand-by seats may be available on the night of the event.