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Open Lecture: Professor Timothy Snyder

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The event will be held in English and it will be livestreamed on our Youtube-channel.

The Norwegian Atlantic Committee has the great pleasure of inviting to an open lecture with Professor Timothy Snyder, followed by a conversation and Q&A with the audience.
The event is now fully booked.

​Photo: Ine Gundersveen.


- Welcome w/ Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of The Norwegian Atlantic Committee
- Lecture by Professor Timothy Snyder: "The Road to Unfreedom"
- Conversation and Q&A with the audience w/ Professor Snyder, Asle Toje (author, researcher and member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee), and Kate Hansen Bundt
- Book sale and signing by Professor Snyder

With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. This was not the case, Professor Timothy Snyder argues. Authoritarianism has returned to Russia, and since 2010 anti-democratic features have spread from east to west, backed by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States. The rise of populism, Britain's choice to leave the EU, and the election of Donald Trump as the US president were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies. On 27th of May, Professor Snyder comes to The House of Literature in Oslo to lecture on this and on the true nature of the threat to democracy and law.

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Some of Snyder’s latest books are "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" (2018), "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" (2017), "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" (2015) and "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" (2010). Read more about Professor Snyder and his work here: http://timothysnyder.org/.

The event is now fully booked. To register for the waiting list, please click here: http://bit.ly/snyderwaitinglist

The event will be held in English and it will be livestreamed on our Youtube-channel.