In this lecture, Timothy Snyder will address the deep threats to freedom, and the possibilities for a future with greater freedom.

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Can the United States be a Free Country? Present risks and future challenges

Lecture / Venue: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Room A240 / Free admission / Registration required at www.xing-events.com/TSnyder



Room A240

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

Today in the United States as well as in Europe, we spend the present defending what is at risk, and the future appears chiefly as a threat.  Yet the very idea of freedom, once central in democratic societies, depends upon a vision of the future.  In his lecture, Professor Snyder will address the deep threats to freedom, and the possibilities for a future with greater freedom.


Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, will explore and explain his latest research about current risks and perils in democratic societies, and possible solutions. An expert on European history, Professor Snyder is a leading American historian and public intellectual. Author of several award winning and bestselling books, his works have all been translated, with his recent On Tyranny now appearing in 40 languages.

Welcome Remarks: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schick, Dekan der Fakultät für Geschichts- und Kunstwissenschaften, LMU

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Europäische Geschichte, LMU


A part of the Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a cooperation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, in partnership with the Munich History Lecture Series at LMU.


Organizers: Munich History Lecture Series at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), The Yale Club of Germany e.V Munich Dialogues on Democracy, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Contact: Dominik Raabe 


(Photo: Timothy Snyder © Ine Gundersveen)



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