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Colloquium given by Dr. Cherian George

Posted February 07, 2017

A reminder that The Democracy Initiative, Department of Communication, Public Partnership & Outreach, Aggie Agora, and Glasscock Center will be hosting a

colloquium given by Dr. Cherian George:
Colloquium being given by an International Expert on Hate Speech February 7th


On the Offensive: The Global Advance of Intolerance in Democratic Politics

Cherian George

Tuesday, February 7, 2017—5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, MSC 2404

The giving and taking of offense are key strategies in identity politics worldwide, undermining the culture of tolerance required for democratic life. Cherian George’s talk examines the dynamics of “hate spin,” comparing in particular the experience of the world’s three largest democracies—India, the United States, and Indonesia—to understand how hate propaganda is used in politics and how societies should respond. It draws on George’s new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016), which Publishers Weekly named to its list of Best Books 2016.

Download the flyer HERE.

Lauren Adams '17
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Communication
Bolton Hall, Texas A&M University
(979) 845-3043

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