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QU POLIS: Conspiracy Theories in the US: A Love Affair as Long as the Nation

November 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conspiracy theories have always played a prominent role in the US political culture, with some theorists arguing even that the very birth of the country is the result of a conspiracy theory. This course will offer a brief historical overview of the role played by conspiracy theories in the development of the nation and will then focus on current conspiratorial thinking and its influence.

Lecturer: Dana Craciun is on leave from the University of the West in Timisoara, Romania and currently teaching in the English department at Quincy University. Dana is involved in a project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) sponsored by the European Union. This action recognizes that conspiracy theories play an increasingly visible role in the political life in Europe and can contribute to extremism within particular regions, as well as fueling tensions between nations. The action will take a comparative approach to build a better understanding of conspiracy theories in order to develop an effective response to them.

Class will be held in the North Campus North Cafeteria

Price: $4

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Date:
November 14, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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