Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

Friday, February 24, 20174:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 'Munk Centre For International Studies - 1 Devonshire Place
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Munk Distinguished Speaker Series


From the Balkans to Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and most recently Syria, civil conflict has exploded across the globe. In the West, politics itself looks ever more like civil war by other means. At such a charged time, David Armitage’s unique perspective on the origins and dynamics of this phenomenon is indispensable. His highly original history traces this least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day.

Please join David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, in discussion about his new book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas


DAVID ARMITAGE is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history, and former chair of Harvard’s History Department. His many publications include The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000) and The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007). Twitter: @davidrarmitage


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David Armitage
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University

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