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“That the future may learn from the past.”

Through commentary, live webcasts and public panels, Connect encourages debate about current issues with an understanding of American history and values. On Thursday, Oct. 17, from noon until 1 p.m. (EDT), join Connect for a live webcast with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, who will talk about the battle between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans.

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Listen and comment as the panel discusses issues including: What is the role of a national government? The role of political parties? What should be driving our economic policies?  Should our brand of democracy serve as a model for the rest of the world? 

Colonial Williamsburg historian Bill Sullivan provides historical context along with Jennifer L. Thompson, a political analyst from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Cathy Lewis of WHRV’s “Hearsay” hosts.

Watch earlier webcasts on the Arab spring, Yorktown and a naturalization ceremony.

Read Connect posts on American foreign policy, political campaigns, diversity and more.