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Separating Identity from Ideology

Join us on November 12 in Murphey 116 for a panel discussion on ideological package deals and heterodoxy within political movements. Our panelists for the evening will be Justin Giboney and Jonathan V. Last, and the conversation will be moderated by Dr. Molly Worthen. The event will begin at 5:30 PM and last until approximately 7:00 PM.

Justin Giboney is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta, political strategist and co-founder of the AND Campaign. He served as the co-chair of Obama’s for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative and was an elected delegate for the Democratic National Conventioin 2012 and 2016. Additionally, he has served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors and has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta, and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. His writings have appeared in Christianity Today.

Jonathan V. Last is an American journalist and author. Last currently serves as executive editor of The Bulwark and co-host of the popular Sub-Beacon podcast and previously worked as a senior writer and later digital editor at The Weekly Standard. In addition, Last contributes to the Wall Street Journal and other major publications and is the author of What to Expect When No One’s Expecting, a book on the under-population problem facing the United States. He has also edited three books on virtue: The Christmas VirtuesThe Dadly Virtues, and The Seven Deadly Virtues.

Molly Worthen is an associate professor of history at UNC and a freelance journalist. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Her research focuses on North American religious and intellectual history. Her most recent book, Apostles of Reason, examines American evangelical intellectual life since 1945, especially the internal conflicts among different evangelical subcultures. Her first book, The Man On Whom Nothing Was Lost, is a behind-the-scenes study of American diplomacy and higher education told through the lens of biography. Her current book project focuses on the history of charisma in America. Worthen teaches courses on North American religious and intellectual culture and global Christianity, and she won the 2017 Tanner Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and has written about religion and politics for The New YorkerSlateThe American ProspectForeign Policy, and other publications.

This event is organized by the UNC Center for Public Discourse.

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