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International Conference: Historical Past and Contemporary Propaganda in the Global Context

June 7 @ 9:00 - June 8 @ 18:30

The conference aims to explore various aspects of the contemporary practice of memory and propaganda in the global context, encompassing Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Two main questions that will be discussed are: What characteristics, if any, distinguish the politics of propaganda from the politics of history? Which factors beyond political regimes determine how propaganda has been implemented in the past?

The keynote talk, titled “Russia’s Casus Belli: Memory Politics or Political Propaganda?” will be presented by Alexander Etkind of Central European University at 5:00pm on June 8.

Please find the program below and visit the following webpages for more information:






June 7 @ 9:00
June 8 @ 18:30
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The Gagarin Center at Bard College & the Smolny Beyond Borders Initiative at Bard College
Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD)


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3
Berlin, 10117
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