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Winter 2017 Lecture Series

Worlds Turned Upside Down: Five Revolutions that Shaped Our Times

Five revolutions that shaped our times

2017 marked the centennial of the Russian Revolution – one of the most decisive and influential events of modern times. It stands within a lineage of dramatic upheavals characterized by violent insurgency, heroic leadership and radical change. Join our faculty members as they examine five revolutions around the world to explore how these events still shape our world today.

January 11, 2017, Richard Johnson: A New Order for the Ages: The Many Meanings of the American Revolution

January 18, 2017, Raymond Jonas: Power and Privilege in the French Revolution

January 25, 2017, Glennys Young,: The Russian Revolution and the Making of the 20th Century: Global Perspectives at the Centennial

February 1, 2017, Christoph Giebel: 'Compatriots, can you hear me?' The Vietnamese Revolution of 1945 and Its Implications for a Post-Colonial World

February 8, 2017, Ileana Rodríguez-Silva: Beyond and Within the Cuban Revolution