"DEFENDING DEMOCRACY" - Krasno Special Event - THIS Thursday coming, Jan. 14, 2021 5.30pm -- THE HON BOB CARR on "The World in 2021" on Wed., Feb.3, 2021, 5.30pm

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 Unfortunately, the new year began with the shocking storming of the
Capitol building in Washington, DC, by a deluded mob of far-right
rioters and extremists who were encouraged by the sitting President.
Indeed, for the last several years we have witnessed the disconcerting
rise of autocracy in many countries around the world.

  Please join the _Krasno Global Events Series at UNC-Chapel Hill_ for a
special event this coming Thursday, January 14, 5.30pm (US eastern
time):
"DEFENDING DEMOCRACY: THE RISE OF AUTOCRACY IN THE U.S., EUROPE &
ELSEWHERE."

  Among our distinguished panelists are Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (former
Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell), Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat
(professor and commentator and author of "Strongmen," Norton, 2020) and
Dr. Timothy Naftali (professor and CNN presidential historian).

  Here is the Zoom link to the event -- ALL WELCOME as always. No RSVP or
registration necessary; just join us next Thursday, 5.30pm:
http://zoom.us/j/98072415115 [1]

  Please see the flyer attached and the link to the relevant website
here:
  https://www.krasnoevents.com/ [2]

  [2]
  KRASNO GLOBAL AFFAIRS & BUSINESS COUNCIL @ UNC-CHAPEL HILL - Home [2]
  The Krasno Events Series is a series of regular lectures, talks and
discussions organized by Prof. Klaus Larres of UNC-Chapel Hill since
2012. They are meant to to enhance our understanding and comprehension
of global affairs, past and present.
  www.krasnoevents.com

  I am also very pleased to announce that our first regular Krasno event
this semester will feature
  The Honorable BOB CARR - former Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Australia and the former longest serving Prime Minister of New South
Wales.

  Bob Carr will talk about "The World in 2021: How Global Politics will
Change Developments in the U.S., Australia, China and Europe," on
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 5.30pm (US eastern time).
  Please see the flyer attached.

  But first I look forward to seeing you this coming Thursday, Jan. 14,
5.30pm, for our special Krasno event on "DEFENDING DEMOCRACY."

  With my best wishes, see you on Thursday,

  Klaus Larres

  Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill.

  http://www.klauslarres.org

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