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Before the U.S. elections: James T. Kloppenberg, public lecture, and panel debate

James T. Kloppenberg
Solidarity Embattled: American Progressives since 1900 in Atlantic Perspective

Panel debate
Sound and Fury: The U.S. Election and Media Images in Long-term View
(Kloppenberg, Cecilia Khavar, Göran Rosenberg, Dag Blanck, Christin Mays)

As a part of the Swedish Association for American Studies's 12 biennial conference at Södertörn,
James T. Kloppenberg will hold a keynote lecture open to the public.
Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University – a world renowned intellectual historian and scholar of democratic thought. Among his books may be mentioned Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920 (1986), The Virtues of Liberalism (1998), Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (2010), and the magnum opus, Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought (2016).

The lecture is followed (17:00) by a panel debate, in which Kloppenberg will be joined by Cecilia Khavar (radio reporter, cofounder of “USA-podden”, author of Stormningen: våldet, lögnerna och åren som förändrade USA, forthcoming in the summer of 2024), Göran Rosenberg (journalist and author, TV-correspondent during the Reagan-Bush eras, whose book Friare kan ingen vara: Den amerikanska idén från revolution till Reagan, from 1991, will soon be published in yet another expanded version), Dag Blanck (historian and director, the Swedish Institute for North America Studies, SINAS, Uppsala University, and a frequent commentator in Swedish media coverage of the U.S.).Moderator: Christin Mays, historian and sociologist of education, SINAS.

Time and place

03 October 2024, 15:00-19:00

Open lecture

MB505, find us


Arranged by

Swedish Association for American Studies och Södertörns högskola



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