Political Violence and Assassinations Symposium

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Editors Note: This is an archived post from 4/4/2014.

Political Violence and Assassinations

The University of Manchester – 08/05/2014

Inspired by two major anniversaries – the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and the hundredth anniversary of the Sarajevo assassinations – the Cultures of Politics research cluster is delighted to be hosting an afternoon of events designed to explore the phenomenon of political assassinations and political violence more broadly. We will first be hosting a round-table discussion featuring Professor Dick Geary (The University of Nottingham), Professor Peter Ling (The University of Nottingham), Dr Henry Miller (The University of Manchester) and Dr Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet (The University of Manchester). By hearing from speakers with interests in a variety of nations, regions, and time periods as well as welcoming contributions from our audience, we hope to provoke a lively discussion that considers the causes and impacts of political violence from a range of perspectives. This will be followed by a public lecture by Professor Ling, exploring the Kennedy assassination and its political legacy.

Programme of Events 08/05/2014

–          Round-table discussion, 2pm – 4pm. Samuel Alexander Building A201.

–          Public Lecture, Professor Peter Ling, 4.30pm – 6pm Samuel Alexander Building LG12. Title: What a Difference a Death Makes: JFK, LBJ and Civil Rights

Please direct any enquiries to Tom Allcock at thomas.tunstallallcock@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 2758956.

 

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