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Related Events 2010-2011

Upcoming Events

Dr. Yosuke Nirei
The Communist Manifesto Looked at from Outside the U.S./the West.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2 p.m.
Schurz Library 5th floor atrium

Marx and his 19th century economics often disregarded regions outside the West. But it was in these areas that his social vision was most approved and implemented in the 20th century. We’ll sample small writings of Mao Zedong and Mahatma Gandhi, ‘founding fathers’ of modern China and India, emerging superpowers of the 21st century. Especially comparing the two might help us understand both limits and possibilities of socialist idealism.

Dr. Lisa Zwicker
A Question and Answer Session for The Communist Manifesto
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 2 p.m.
Schurz Library

A special note about Dr. Zwicker's presentation -- it is designed to help students (and anyone else) who find that they are having a difficult time understanding the work. The event will address students' questions about The Communist Manifesto as well as clarify key concepts.

Past Events:

Speaker - Dr. Monica Tetzlaff:
Topic - Can Christians be Socialists?
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Franklin D. Schurz Library, Fifth Floor Atrium.

Please join us for an illuminating discussion on the history of American Christian Socialists in the late 19th to early 20th century from IU South Bend history professor Monica Tetzlaff.

Tetzlaff will be discussing the 1932 presidential run by Presbyterian minister Norman Thomas as the Socialist Party candidate. This historical talk will also take a look at the relationship between American Christian Socialists, the Bible, and the Communist Manifesto.

Tetzlaff is an associate professor of history at IU South Bend. Voted Instructor of the year in 2007, Tetzlaff is also the historian of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, whose mission is to record, preserve, and celebrate the struggles and extraordinary achievements of citizens committed to social justice. Author of the book Cultivating a New South: Abbie Holmes Christensen and the Politics of Race and Gender, 1852-1938, Tetzlaff is currently researching the Civil Rights Movement in South Bend, Indiana in the 1950s-1970s.

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Dr. Jonathan Nashel
“A Conspiracy So Immense”: Joe McCarthy’s vision of communism.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 @ 7 p.m.
Schurz Library 5th floor atrium

Who is Joe McCarthy? What does it mean when people
make reference to McCarthyism or HUAC? Why does the question "Are you now or have you ever been?" have such chilling historical significance?

Join us as Dr. Jonathan Nashel of the history department examines this
troubling chapter of American history and its resonance and endurance throughout film and literature to the present day.

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