Global Perspectives on Authoritarianism and Fascism

Date and Time: 

April 6, 2017 - 5:30pm

Event Location: 

Savery Hall 260

What is authoritarianism? What is fascism? Are there warning signs that signal the rise of authoritarianism and/or fascism? How do democracies turn into dictatorships? What forms of resistance to fascism and/or authoritarianism have historically been effective?

This panel will take a global look at these questions and others. It features experts on international law and on political systems in many parts of the globe – China, the Middle East, Japan, Nazi Germany, Spain, and the USSR. Following brief statements, the panelists will field audience questions. Open to the public.


Arbella Bet-Shlimon, department of history

Kazumi Hasegawa, department of history

Geoffrey Wallace, department of political science

Susan Whiting, department of political science

Glennys Young, department of history

Laurie Marhoefer, department of history 

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