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  • Whigham&Fine
    Colloquia Lecture

    Memorialization and Memory

    How are collective memories shaped and how do the forms they take inform our interpretations and actions in the present? And why is the process of memorialization so contested? This event looks at the roles that memory and memorialization play in resisting different iterations of authoritarianism. Todd Fine, President of the Washington Street Advocacy Group, and Dr. Kerry Whigham, a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, will discuss recent debates around memorials in the…

  • PAGE12-Protest
    Colloquia Lecture

    Protest and Social Movements

    For the past decade, under authoritarian regimes and bourgeois democracies alike, we have seen millions of urban protesters take to the streets across the globe, sometimes occupying local spaces and other times bringing the work of their cities to a halt. Dr. Penny Lewis of CUNY’s School of Labor and Urban Studies and Mark Frazier, Professor of Politics and Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School for Social Research, will discuss these dynamics as well as the limits and potentialities…

  • PAGE12-Democracy
    Colloquia Lecture

    Dismantling Democracy

    The flip side of authoritarianism is democracy, which is performed and protected through a complex web of institutions, documents, social norms, and belief systems. The speakers for this event will address the processes through which the conditions for the practice of democracy can and have been eroded in the past and present. Part of the KHC/NEH 2019-2020 Colloquium: Authoritarianism on the Continuum   This event is FREE, but registration is requested.

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