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Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide, an Abbey Speaker Series event presented by the UNC Program for Public Discourse. November 4, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium and livestreaming on Zoom.
Abbey Speaker Series: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide (Hybrid Event)
If you're registering after 2:30 p.m. ET on the day of the event AND you plan to attend in person, please wait to check in at our table outside the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center.

Registering on this page grants you access to both the live stream and in-person attendance. Your confirmation email will include further details about both options.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend that people attend in person. We do, however, offer the Zoom livestream for those who cannot make it to campus, and we will do our best to provide a good experience for our online audience.


Discussions of contemporary America often focus on the perceived differences between rural and urban residents. Are the lives and interests of rural and urban Americans really all that different?  How can city-dwellers, suburbanites, and rural residents better understand each other?  For this Abbey Speaker Series event, and as part of this year's Democracy and Public Discourse theme, the UNC Program for Public Discourse convenes a panel of experts to discuss how citizens can better understand and bridge the urban/rural divide.

The discussion will be held on November 4th, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium of the FedEx Center for Global Education.

We will be livestreaming the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Arete Initiative, part of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

Read more about our panelists and moderator below.

Nov 4, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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