Challenging Authoritarianism: Stories and Strategies of Resistance

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: 220 Eggers Hall (Strasser Legacy Room)

Description:

Join us for a three-part, interdisciplinary symposium that explores authoritarianism from the end of the Cold War to the rise of extreme nationalism and anti-immigration sentiment today.  

Program:

9:30 - 10:45 am

Revisiting Spring 1989 - Part one of the symposium examines the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Cold War.

Speakers:

James Graham Wilson (US State Department, Office of the Historian)

Professor Cheryl Reed (SU Newhouse)

Professor Jeremy Wallace (Cornell University)

Professor Robert Terrell (SU History/Maxwell)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Authoritarianism Today - Part Two discusses authoritarianism around the world today, with discussions of China, Russia, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Bosnia.

Speakers:

Professor Azra Hromadžić (SU Anthropology/Maxwell)

Professor Christine Mehta (SU Newhouse)

Professor Brian Taylor (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Professor Dimitar Gueorguiev (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Professor Latif Tas (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Immigration, Nationalism & Authoritarianism - The third part focuses on immigration, resurgent nationalism, and authoritarianism.

Speakers:

Professor Janice Dowell (SU Philosophy)

Professor Jamie Winders, (SU Geography/Maxwell)

Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Professor Audie Klotz (SU Political Science/Maxwell)


Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Humanities Center, Department of History, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Asian/Asian American Studies Program, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University Libraries, and Office of Multicultural Affairs

RSVP by April 5 to Osamah Khalil, at ofkhalil@syr.edu; include any accessibility accommodation request.



If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at ada@syr.edu or 315.443.4018.

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