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)


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.  


9:30 - 10:45 am

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


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.


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.


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

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