A B Emden Lecture 2020: Prof Yuri Slezkine

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17:30 - 20:00
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The annual A B Emden Lecture will be given by Professor Yuri Slezkine, Visiting Fellow and scholar of Russian and World History. He is also Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He will speak on:

“The Bolsheviks in Isolation: Loneliness and Autonomy in a Collectivist Society”

Most leaders of the Russian Revolution became communists by reading in quiet places, spent their youth in prisons and exile, settled down in family apartments, surrounded themselves with guards and fences, and ended their days in solitary confinement (before being shot in the back of the head, one at a time). The lecture will focus on the ideology and experience of isolation in the lives of Soviet communists.

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom.