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 April 26, 2018

Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Ronald Grigor Suny, one of today’s preeminent historians of the Soviet Union, ethnic conflict and nationalism, will be speaking on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Rochester campus, in Dewey Hall, Room 1101.  Dr. Suny’s talk, which is part of the university Russian Studies Programs’ commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, is titled “Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution.”  In it he will reflect on what the Russian Revolution can teach us about democracy and socialism in the past, present and future. The lecture is open to the public.

Dr. Suny is the William H. Sewell Distinguished Professor in History at the University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of History and Political Science at University of Chicago. He is the author of The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Union (Stanford, 1993) and numerous other books on the history of the Soviet Union, the Sount Caucasus, and the Armenian genocide.