Atlanta Global Studies Center hosts "The Politics of the Past: Democratic Practices and Populist Challenges"

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The panel "Politics of the Past: Democratic Practices and Populist Challenges," of the intercampus seminar "Practices of Democracy" representing several Atlanta universities and different academic disciplines took place at Georgia Tech on November 29th. Co-hosted by the Atlanta Global Studies Center and the School of Modern Languages and co-organized by Dina Khapaeva (Modern Languages) and Nikolay Koposov (Emory), the session was focused on the politics of memory, which has become, in this country as elsewhere, one of the hot political topics and one of the areas in which democratic political culture has been aggressively contested by populists, nationalists, and racists. The panel presenters compared populist memory politics in the United States, France, Germany, and Eastern Europe. Richard Utz (Georgia Tech), Kristina W. Mormino (Gwinnett College), Katharine D. Kennedy (Agnes Scott College), Nikolay Koposov (Emory University) were speakers at the panel chaired by John Krige (Georgia Tech). The panel led an engaging discussion with the audience.


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