Ask A Historian Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10am – 1pm
Ask A Historian
Campus Location:Student Community Center
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions
Presented by:UC Davis Department of History
Sponsored by:Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of the Chancellor and Provost.

Got questions?

  • Are today’s neo-Nazis at all like the Nazis of the Third Reich?
  • Should Confederate statues come down?
  • Why were Confederate statues put up in the first place?
  • Have pacifist responses to violence been effective?
  • Has the United States taken in refugees before?
  • Why is a statue of Washington OK, but not one of Robert E. Lee?
Join seven UC Davis historians who will each give a five-minute TED talk-style presentation and then talk with participants in small group and one-on-one discussions

Faculty presenters and topics:

  • David Biale — Nazism and antisemitism
  • Gregory Downs — Civil War, Confederate statues
  • Justin Leroy — Civil disobedience
  • Susan Gilson Miller — Antisemitism and Islamophobia
  • Lorena Oropeza — Immigration and "the wall"
  • John Smolenski — Founding Fathers vs. Robert E. Lee
  • Cecilia Tsu — Refugees

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