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'20th Century Lives,' a lecture series, kicks off Thursday

A series of lectures aimed at highlighting how the past has shaped our present lives kicks off Thursday afternoon with a talk on Joseph Stalin by history Assistant Professor Amir Weiner.

The series, "20th Century Lives," continues through the academic year with lectures by History Department faculty. David Kennedy will give a talk on Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jan. 29; Mary Lou Roberts on Simone de Beauvoir Feb. 12; Joel Beinin on Gamal Abdel Nasser Feb. 27; Richard White on Rachel Carson March 12; Barton Bernstein on J. Robert Oppenheimer April 26; and Steve Zipperstein on Saul Bellow May 24.

All lectures will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 2 of Lane History Corner (Building 200). The lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


By John Sanford

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