Five College Consortium

"The Making of Minorities: Conceptual Genealogies and Historical Realities": A Conversation with Laura Robson and Till Van Rahden

Thu, Sep 14 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Beneski Earth Sciences Building, Paino Lecture Room

Join us for a public discussion of minorities as a political, legal and historical concept, with two leading scholars.

Laura Robson is an associate professor of history at Portland State University and a scholar of modern Middle Eastern and international history. Her areas of interest include local, regional and global iterations of internationalism and international governance; modern histories of mass violence; and the politics of ethnicity and religion in the 20th-century Arab world.

Till Van Rahden is the Canada research chair in German and European studies at the Université de Montréal and a scholar of modern European, Jewish and German histories. His areas of interest include the tension between the elusive promise of democratic equality and the recurrent presence of diversity and moral conflicts.

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