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Civil Wars: A History of Ideas

Civil Wars: A History of Ideas
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Feb 24th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 24th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-
Talk by David Armitage, Harvard

The Department of History presents

Civil Wars: A History of Ideas

From the Balkans to Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and most recently Syria, civil conflict has exploded across the globe. In the West, politics itself looks ever more like civil war by other means. At such a charged time, David Armitage's unique perspective on the origins and dynamics of this phenomenon is indispensable. His highly original history traces this least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day.

Please join David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, in discussion about his new book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas.

DAVID ARMITAGE is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history, and former chair of Harvard's History Department. His many publications include The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000) and The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007). Twitter: @davidrarmitage

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Jen Colvin (416-946-5670)

 


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