RMA Speaker: Is Democracy in Peril?

The RMA speaker for Wednesday, Sept 28 at 11:00 will be Susan Herbst, Ph.D., University Professor of Political Science and President Emeritus of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Herbst’s topic is “Democracy in Peril? Ten Critical Political Dynamics to Understand Currently.” Dr. Herbst will make her presentation in-person and you are invited to attend in person at First Presbyterian Church, 37 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT.

You can also view the presentation on ZOOM.


RMA speaker announcement:

Concerned about the current state of American democracy? Worried about the fragility of our constitutional system and its future? Then you will not want to miss Political Scientist and former University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst’s presentation positing ten critical political dynamics necessary to understand the extent to which our democracy may be threatened.Dr. Herbst was appointed as the 15th President of the University of Connecticut on December 20, 2010, by the University’s Board of Trustees. She stepped down as President on July 1, 2019 and returned to the faculty.

She teaches at the Stamford campus where she is University Professor of Political Science and President Emeritus.

Prior to her appointment to the presidency, Dr. Herbst served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia where she led 15 university presidents and oversaw the academic missions for all 35 public universities in Georgia. Before coming to Georgia, she served in a number of posts, including Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Albany (SUNY); Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University; and Chair of the Political Science Department at Northwestern University. Born in New York City and raised in Peekskill, NY, Dr.

Herbst received her B.A. in Political Science from Duke University in 1984 and her Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication in Los Angeles in 1989.

She is the author of five books; her newest, A Troubled Birth: The 1930’s and American Public Opinion, was recently published by the University of Chicago Press.

Please Note: Attendees must show proof of vaccination and booster at the door for admittance.