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William Attwood Memorial Lecture: Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss presents “Hate in the Homeland”

March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Online

Please join us for this live webinar on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM EST!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss for this year’s William Attwood Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. Dr. Miller-Idriss will speak about her latest book, Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right followed by a moderated Q&A. Copies of this title may be purchased through Elm Street Books by calling 203-966-4545 or emailing [email protected].


Please view the full event program below:

Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a Professor in the Schools of Public Affairs Education at American University in Washington, DC, where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) in the Center for University Excellence (CUE). She has testified before the U.S. Congress, has briefed the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, and frequently serves as a keynote speaker and expert panelist on trends in white supremacism and far-right extremism to global academic and policy communities. She appears regularly in the media as an expert source and political commentator, including recent appearances on PBS News Hour, The Today Show, CNN with Fareed Zakaria, MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Good Morning America as well
as in media outlets globally.

Her most recent books are Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right (Princeton University Press, 2020) and The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Princeton University Press, 2018). Her writings have also been published in global media outlets such as The Guardian, Le Monde, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others.

The William Attwood Memorial Lecture honors longtime New Canaanite, William Attwood. In the course of his career as a journalist, diplomat and editor he helped define the times as well as shape the causes in which he believed. By enabling the Library to present distinguished speakers, the lecture honors William’s memory and his lifetime interests in journalism, government, literature, and politics.


March 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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