1917 Centennial Series: Origins of Unfreedom

Wed Nov 15, 2017
1917 Centennial Series: Origins of UnfreedomRussia, Europe, AmericaMonday, November 6, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm Filene Auditorium, Moore BuildingMary and Peter R. Dallman 1951 Great Issues LectureOrigins of Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, AmericaTimothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale UniversityThe Bolshevik Revolution was an end point of the first globalization. The contest between far left and far right that followed foreshadowed some of our own problems as the second globalization fades. In other respects, modern authoritarianism in Russia, Europe, and America is entirely new. The point of this lecture is to restore a sense of historical time and agency against these narratives of past and present.Sponsors: The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Political Economy Project, The Department of Government, The Department of Russian, The Department of History, and The Department of Film and Media Studies.