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October 2014

How experts frame extremism: Knowledge and politics in Russia’s War on Terror

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

A Lecture by Professor Dmitry Dubrovsky Visiting Faculty in the Human Rights Program at Bard College, and Assistant Professor in the Humanities Department at Smolny College, St. Petersburg University.  This talk will discuss how counter-terrorism trials, in which expert witnesses in the humanities and social sciences are often called to present their research, highlight how courtrooms have become public venues for political debates between liberal and conservative academics. I will argue that these debates, in turn, reveal a broader crisis within the humanities and…

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