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Challenging Authoritarianism: Stories and Strategies of Resistance

Time: April 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Strasser Legacy Room, Eggers 220

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

A three-part, interdisciplinary symposium explores authoritarianism from the end of the Cold War to the rise of extreme nationalism and anti-immigration sentiment today. RSVP by April 5 to Osamah Khalil; include any accessibility accommodation requests.

View or download the event flier here.

Part I: Revisiting Spring 1989
9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Eggers 220
This session examines the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Cold War.


  • James Graham Wilson (US State Department, Office of the Historian)
  • Cheryl Reed (SU Newhouse)
  • Robert Terrell (SU History/Maxwell)
  • Jeremy Wallace (Cornell)

Part II: Authoritarianism Around the World Today
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Eggers 220
This roundtable discussion focuses on China, Russia, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Bosnia.


  • Azra Hromadžić (SU Anthropology/Maxwell)
  • Christine Mehta (SU Newhouse)
  • Brian Taylor (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Dimitar Gueorguiev (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Latif Tas (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Part III: Immigration, Resurgent Nationalism, and Authoritarianism
2 - 3:30 p.m., Eggers 220


  • Janice Dowell (SU Philosophy)
  • Andrew Kim (SU Law)
  • Jamie Winders (SU Geography/Maxwell)
  • Shana Kushner Gadarian (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Audie Klotz (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Supporters include:

  • Moynihan Institute
  • Office of the VP of Research
  • History Department
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

Osamah Khalil, History / Middle Eastern Studies