History Teach-Ins

Fighting hate, bigotry, and populism with knowledge. The Federated History Department is hosting a series of teach-ins, biweekly during term, to tackle tough issues in America. All are welcome! Refreshments provided.

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Spring 2017 Teach-ins
The following teach-ins will be held in Esterly Lounge, Engelhard 202

January 20, 11:45am-1:45pm: Presidential Power
Join us for our inaugural History Department Teach-in of 2017. We will watch live as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Following the inauguration, Professor Brian Phillips Murphy will lead a teach-in about what powers have just been transferred and what the modern presidency has become. Lunch will be provided.

January 24, 1:00pm: Building Walls
During the election, the president-elect spoke about building walls and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. Join us for a discussion on undocumented immigration, as faculty panelists speak on the past, present, and possible future of U.S. immigration policy and how it might impact our communities.

February 8, 2:30pm: Nazis and Demagogues
Racism, demagoguery, intimidation, scapegoating, exploiting discontent: these were the obvious tactics the Nazis used to gain power. But they also used more cunning, institutional methods to hold on to power, from manipulating the legal system to gaining control of people’s daily lives. Join us for a discussion about what we can learn from how the Nazis and other demagogues seized and maintained power.

February 28, 1:00pm: White Backlash
Much has been made of the role of white racial resentment in the recent presidential election. This entry in the teach-in series seeks to place this political phenomenon in a longer story of American racial politics, with a particular focus on the conservative ascendancy of the late twentieth century.
 


Fall 2016 Teach-ins

Islamophobia:
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1pm - 245 Conklin Hall (American Studies Lounge)

Speakers include Sadia Abbas, Mohamed Gamal-Eldin, Tim Raphael, Ameer Sohrawardy, Audrey Truschke, and Nukhet Varlik.

LGBTQ rights and issues:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2pm - 245 Conklin Hall (American Studies Lounge)