Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
In autumn 2017, a Neo-Nazi organization was given permit for a protest outside the annual Göteborg Book Fair. Leading up to this moment was the Book Fairs controversial decision to yet again allow "Nya Tider" (New Times), a far-right extremist publication, to exhibit in the convention center. Debates raged for months and months in Sweden, as well as in Finland, the 2017 guest of honor at the... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Niko Switek, University of Washington
Looking from the US to Germany many observers admire chancellor Angela Merkel as an element of stability in turbulent times. She is in her fourth term as chancellor and recently gave a passionate speech defending multilateralism and free trade at the Munich Security Conference - once main pillars of US foreign policy.
Yet politics in Germany turned turbulent themselves as result of the refugee... More >