Reflections of the Revolution - October 20-21, 2017


Conference Schedule

Abstracts - Friday, October 20

Abstracts - Saturday, October 21

Honoring the centenary of Russia’s October Revolution of 1917, this conference aims to learn from revolutions of the past as well as explore revolutionary scenarios today. Join us for two full days of presentations and outstanding keynote speakers, Ronald Grigor Suny and Jonathan Sperber

 The conference and keynotes are free and open to the public.

Tune into KGVO radio (98.3 FM) on Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m., for an interview with conference organizers, Profs. Mladen Kozul, Mehrdad Kia, and Michel Valentin.

 Ronald Grigor Suny

Ronald SunyWilliam H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Political Science and the University of Michigan and Senior Researcher, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

*Keynote: Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution
Friday, October 20, 8:00 p.m., University Center Ballroom

*Seminar: Koba, the Young Stalin: The Making of a Revolutionary
Friday, October 20, 3:00 p.m., Gallagher Business Building, Rm. 123

*Dr. Suny's seminar and keynote are in collaboration with The President's Lecture Series


Jonathan Sperber

Curators' Distinguished Professor of History, University of Missouri, Columbus, Missouri. Author of Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life.Jonathan Sperber

Keynote: 1789, 1848, 1917, 1989: Four Canonical European Revolutions and their Global Destinies
Saturday, October 21, noon, University Center, Rm. 332/333



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