Reinterpreting History in an Evolving World
Nationalism, populism, and resurgent racism have combined in a toxic political and cultural stew around the world to challenge established patterns of civic dialogue and interrupt the natural evolution of democracy. In response, monuments are toppling, schools and buildings are being renamed, and historical memory itself has come under review and regulation in some countries.
Join public players from the United Kingdom, Hungary, Singapore, and Charlottesville, Virginia, in a virtual transatlantic dialogue about the reexamination of reputations and settling of scores that may have serious consequences for free speech and international understanding in the years ahead. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Michael Scott, senior dean and Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, the University of Oxford, and Sanford J. Ungar, director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University.