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Interdisciplinary Dialogue: What Happened on January 6? What's Next?

Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Interdisciplinary Dialogue: What Happened on January 6? What's Next?

College of Arts and Humanities Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00 pm-2:30 pm University Libraries

The deadly assault on the Capitol and the basic institutions of American democracy on January 6 horrified most of the nation and much of the world. 

What lay behind these traumatic events?  Were they the result of long-term forces operating in American society or the result of divisiveness produced by a singular figure in our history?  How could so many Americans have come to believe in the lie of a stolen election and how could so many of them have been willing to commit mayhem, or worse, in support of that lie?  What roles, for good or ill, did the media play in the events of January 6?  Will it be possible to heal the divisions they laid bare and to prevent further assaults on America's democratic institutions?  How might that be attempted?

In this panel, one of a series of Interdisciplinary Dialogues organized by the UMD Libraries, faculty members from different departments, and the Libraries will address these and related questions in hopes of contributing to a campus-wide conversation.

Speakers 

  • Antoine Banks, Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, Director of the Government and Politics Experimental Lab
  • Lilliana Mason, Associate Professor of Government and Politics
  • Sarah Oates, Professor, Senior Scholar, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • Howard Smead, Senior Lecturer, Department of History
  • Andrew D. Wolvin, Professor & Executive Director, Oral Communication Program, Department of  Communication
  • Drew Barker, Librarian at Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, will join us to discuss "Provoking information literacy: The library's continuing role in combating misinformation".

Powered by Research Commons at University Libraries. Starting in 2015, the Interdisciplinary Dialogues have addressed such important issues as income inequality, immigration, social media and elections, and sex and gender in academia. 

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The deadly assault on the Capitol and the basic institutions of American democracy on January 6 horrified most of the nation and much of the world. 

What lay behind these traumatic events?  Were they the result of long-term forces operating in American society or the result of divisiveness produced by a singular figure in our history?  How could so many Americans have come to believe in the lie of a stolen election and how could so many of them have been willing to commit mayhem, or worse, in support of that lie?  What roles, for good or ill, did the media play in the events of January 6?  Will it be possible to heal the divisions they laid bare and to prevent further assaults on America's democratic institutions?  How might that be attempted?

In this panel, one of a series of Interdisciplinary Dialogues organized by the UMD Libraries, faculty members from different departments, and the Libraries will address these and related questions in hopes of contributing to a campus-wide conversation.

Speakers 

  • Antoine Banks, Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, Director of the Government and Politics Experimental Lab
  • Lilliana Mason, Associate Professor of Government and Politics
  • Sarah Oates, Professor, Senior Scholar, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • Howard Smead, Senior Lecturer, Department of History
  • Andrew D. Wolvin, Professor & Executive Director, Oral Communication Program, Department of  Communication
  • Drew Barker, Librarian at Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, will join us to discuss "Provoking information literacy: The library's continuing role in combating misinformation".

Powered by Research Commons at University Libraries. Starting in 2015, the Interdisciplinary Dialogues have addressed such important issues as income inequality, immigration, social media and elections, and sex and gender in academia. 

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