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December 2021

Democracy in Ukraine Thirty Years After the Soviet Collapse

December 8 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

For decades, the Soviet Union was an authoritarian force in a polarized world. After the political transitions of the 1990s, democracy seemed to finally prevail; however, thirty years later it is in peril across the globe as several traditionally democratic countries have fallen victim to authoritarian backsliding. The political landscape changed forever on December 1, 1991, when Ukraine held a referendum on its independence from the Soviet Union, garnering overwhelming support from tens of millions of its citizens. This was…

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January 2022

ASPECTS OF BRITAIN: WILLIAM MORRIS, BLOOMSBURY AND VIRGINIA WOOLF, GEORGE ORWELL

January 15, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A symposium sponsored by the Stanford History Department and Stanford’s Another Look Book Club  Cambridge historian Peter Mandler will chair “Aspects of Britain,” a symposium featuring discussions of William Morris by Elizabeth Miller; Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf by Regina Marler and Marielle O’Neill; and George Orwell by John Rodden and Christopher Angel. These are the scholarly interests of Stanford’s Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus. (Pictured.) The symposium honors the occasion of his 90th birthday. Elizabeth…

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