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Hayward Participates in "Dialogues in Democracy"

Assistant Professor of Law Allison Hayward was selected to participate in the culminating event of a collaboration between The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the "By the People" project team of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to host a national conversation called "Dialogues in Democracy: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." The event participants were selected for the project as emerging leaders and thinkers of the 21st century.

The project examines how the democratic values of the founding generation connect with America in the 21st century and asks whether a nation that will grow to 400 million people in the next 35 years can achieve a shared commitment to citizen responsibilities and rights.

Dialogues involving the 45 selected individuals take place over a three-day period in early November in Colonial Williamsburg.

A "Dialogues in Democracy" television program, anchored by Jim Lehrer as part of his "By the People" series, will be broadcast on PBS in January 2008.

Read more about the event and Professor Hayward's comments in these related articles:

PBS filming in Colonial Williamsburg, Daily Press (Newport News, VA), November 10, 2007. By Bentley Boyd.

Experts: History guides us toward our future, Daily Press (Newport News, VA), November 11, 2007. By Bentley Boyd.