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Democracy in Peril: Trump, National Security and the Death of Expertise in the Information Age

When:
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where:
Alkek Library Talk: Alkek Teaching Theater; reception afterward: Flowers Hall 230
Description:

Dr. Tom Nichols will discuss how democracy is threatened by our growing disregard for expertise, the topic of his well-received new book, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Nichols will also address how social media has altered society's relationship to knowledge, lessons learned partly from his active role leading Twitter campaigns. He is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard's Extension School and a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York City. He previously taught international relations and Soviet/Russian Affairs at Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. Nichols has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and the BBC, and he has written in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere.

Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Contact:
Nancy K. Berlage
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Entertainment, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Democracy in Peril: Trump, National Security and the Death of Expertise in the Information Age