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Dreams of Total Power: Dictators and Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century

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Monday, March 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Boston College

Space is extremely limited. Registration is required
by March 14.

Co-sponsored by the John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy and the Political Science Department.

Participants include:

  • Paul Hollander, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Holly Case, Cornell University
  • Mark Kramer, Harvard University
  • David Brandenberger, University of Richmond
  • Bogdan C. Iacob, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena
  • Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
  • Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Constantin Iordachi, Central European University
  • Dennis Deletant, Georgetown University
  • Horia-Roman Patapievici

Event Schedule


9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
   

9:15 a.m.

Session I
Authoritarianism in the 20th Century

  Paul Hollander, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Holly Case, Cornell University
Mark Kramer, Harvard University
   

10:50 a.m.

Coffee

   

11:05 a.m.

Session II
Avatars of Communist Dictatorships

 


David Brandenberger, University of Richmond
Bogdan C. Iacob, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena
Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
   
12:40 p.m.
Lunch Break
   
2:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Explaining Stalin: 60 Years since the Dictator's Death

Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, College Park
   
3:00 p.m.
Coffee
   
3:15 p.m. Session III
Fascism and the Politics of Charisma
Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, University of California, Santa Barbara
Constantin Iordachi, Central European University
Dennis Deletant, Georgetown University
   
5:00 p.m. Reception*
   
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address*
Reflections on Dictatorship and the Mindset of a Free Government

Horia-Roman Patapievici

 

*To take place in the Faculty Dining Room at McElroy Commons