BADGER FORUM THURSDAY, MAY 26 | 12:00 Noon
FAKE NEWS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES
Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed domestically by white, right-wing extremists than by Islamist militants. What inspires Americans to take up arms against their fellow Americans? And what can Plato’s Republic teach us about how to prevent the further radicalization of America? Professor Seth Weinberger will challenge us to imagine an aspirational future identity and consider the role of a liberal arts education in building a new nation.
Weinberger is a specialist in international relations and security. His research includes congressional-executive war powers and the laws of war. He is a regular speaker on international conflict, including topics such as the 2015 Paris Attack, Arab Spring, and War on Terror.
Professor Seth Weinberger University of Puget Sound
There is no charge for Badger Club members. Non-members pay $5.00.
Coming June 16: DAMS AND SALMON: Beyond the Spreadsheets. Two veteran northwest journalists compare notes and argue the social, political, and spiritual dimensions of breaching the Lower Snake River Dams. Register HERE.