The Development of the Ideal of the Homogeneous Society and Later Responses to it

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

TRichard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.

Richard Herr taught at Yale University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley in 1960. He became Emeritus Professor of History in 1991.

 ies@berkeley.edu, 510-643-4558