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On Tyranny with Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Kane Hall Room 220

Our friends at REECAS are putting on the event below.  Free and open to the public but you will need to register for the event 



Snyder offers a guide to understanding the frightening parallels that exist between our current reality and the reality faced by Europeans of the twentieth century. Using history, Snyder shows us how to effectively resist and bring about change through a series of 20 lessons.

Speaker Bio:

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His latest book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Tim Duggan Books; February 28, 2017), has resonated with a world-wide audience, has been published in over a dozen countries, and is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

A frequent guest at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, he has spent about ten years in Europe, and speaks five and reads ten European languages. He is a regular commentator on radio, TV and in print publications, and an award-winning author of books such as Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.

Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris, Vienna and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard.