Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League’s Legacy for the Age of Trump

michael lansing

Michael Lansing speaks on how challenges to two-party politics have impacted American history

Date & Time:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


John Roach Center Auditorium (JRC 126)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus

michael lansing

Professor Lansing will draw upon his recent book to explore how populist movements have challenged conventional two-party politics in American history.  He will show how Minnesota’s own Nonpartisan League left a lasting legacy for how to bring democratic changes to the status quo—a topic of particular relevance as our 2016 presidential election draws near. 

Michael J. Lansing is Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.  A historian of the modern United States, his research focuses on the North American West and Midwest, political history, environmental history, and gender history. 

Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas departments of History, Political Science, Legal Studies, Justice and Peace Studies, and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy. 

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.