Scholars from across campus to discuss pressing political and social issue, rise of far-right movements
In the wake of a volatile US presidential campaign and equally divisive election results, Huron University College will host a panel discussion asking the question “Can Fascism emerge in the United States?” on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. A timely and important event, this panel – which is free and open to the public – helps highlight the need for inclusive and thoughtful discussion regarding current socio-political issues.
Dr. Tracy Lemos, event organizer and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Near-Eastern Language and Literature at Huron, elaborates. “This panel brings together scholars of Nazism, Italian fascism, politics and the media, African-American history, and religious violence to address what is arguably the most pressing political and social issue of our time: the rise of far-right movements in western democracies.”