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CAS/MillerComm lecture, “Retrofitting Totalitarianism in Putin's Russia,”

Event Type
CAS/MillerComm; The Program in Jewish Culture and Society; The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Oct 25, 2016   4:00 pm  
Masha Gessen, Russian and American journalist, author and activist
Free and open to the public
Originating Calendar
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Gessen will talk about the creation of Putin’s ideology, beginning with the antigay campaign, ballooning into a civilizational mission, and culminating with war - whether in Ukraine or in Syria – “against the United States.” The lecture will be of great interest to a diverse, interdisciplinary audience within our academic community, and all those interested in questions of human rights and political power, the nature of authoritarian rule, LGBT issues in a global framework, and public discourse.


Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

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