Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University
Misreading History: Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolution of 1989
Michael Bess is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the interactions between social and cultural processes and technological change.
The talk is followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.
Bess is the Chancellor’s Professor of History at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) where he teaches (among other things) a wide variety of courses on 20th-century European history. He is the author of books such as “Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of WWII” (2006) and “Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bio-engineered Society of the Near Future”(2015).
The event is co-sponsored by The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies; Miami's Humanities Center; the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; the Department of History; and Global and Intercultural Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of GRAMELAC, History, and Global and International Studies and by the Humanities Center
Thursday, September 26 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Upham Hall, 001