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Challenging Authoritarianism: Stories and Strategies of Resistance

220 Eggers Hall (Strasser Legacy Room)

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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

Part I: Revisiting Spring 1989 - How does the end of the Cold War look today?


Professor Cheryl Reed (SU Newhouse)

Professor Robert Terrell (SU Maxwell)

Professor Jeremy Wallace (Cornell University)

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

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part II: Authoritarianism Today - Is authoritarianism on the rise globally?


Professor Dimitar Gueorguiev (SU Maxwell)

Professor Azra Hromadžić (SU Maxwell)

Professor Christine Mehta (SU Newhouse)

Professor Latif Tas (SU Maxwell)

Professor Brian Taylor (SU Political Science/Maxwell)   

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Part III: Immigration & National Security - What is the relationship between immigration, nationalism, and authoritarianism?


Professor Janice Dowell (SU Philosophy)

Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian (SU Maxwell)

Professor Audie Klotz (SU Maxwell)

Sefa Secen (SU 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 

For more information, contact Havva Karakas-Keles,  

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