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Mar 1, 2019

Honors Symposium Lecture to Examine the Rise of Nationalism in Central East Europe

picture of marty mullinsFlathead Valley Community College’s 2019 Honors Symposium continues Thursday, March 7 with an examination of Post-Soviet politics and the rise of nationalism in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Europe at a Crossroads: Social and Political Threats to European Unity and Why They Matter.” Dr. Marty Manor Mullins will shed light on Vladimir Putin’s influence on central east Europe and the disturbing signs indicating that this region may be returning to earlier times marked by authoritarianism and discrimination.

Dr. Mullins is a research associate with the John Jay Institute, officer at large for the Slovak Studies Association, and history and political science professor at FVCC. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mullins conducted research for her dissertation in Košice, Slovakia, where she lived and worked for seven years.

The Honors Symposium continues a tradition of bringing thoughtful public discussion to Northwest Montana regarding current hot-topic issues. Free and open to the public, all lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the large community room in FVCC’s Arts and Technology Building.

Subsequent lectures in this year’s Honors Symposium are:

March 14: “The Brexit Battle: What It Means for Europe and America” presented by Dr. Craig Parsons, professor and department head of political science at the University of Oregon.

March 21: “European Security after NATO” presented by Dr. David M. Andrews, professor of politics and international relations at Scripps College.

The 2019 Honors Symposium is funded in part by Humanities Montana, the Kalispell branch of the American Association of University Women, FVCC Alumni and Friends, and the Theodore Chase Endowment Fund.

For more information, visit www.fvcc.edu/honors-symposium or call Gerda Reeb at (406)756-3889.