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Conspiracy theories: the impact on world history

How far do conspiracy theories undermine trust in government and shape history? From 9/11 to the rise of Holocaust denial, three leading academics will explore and reveal some surprising answers. With Sir Richard Evans (Department of History), Professor John Naughton (Senior Research Fellow, CRASSH) and Professor David Runciman (Department of Politics and International Studies).


How far do conspiracy theories undermine trust in government and shape history? From 9/11 to the rise of Holocaust denial, three leading academics will explore and reveal some surprising answers. Sir Richard John Evans is an academic and historian, best known for his research on the history of Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the Third Reich. John Naughton is an academic, journalist and author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge, Vice President of Wolfson College, Cambridge, Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the British Open University, Adjunct Professor at University College, Cork, and the Technology columnist of the London Observer newspaper. The Hon. David Walter Runciman is a political scientist who teaches political theory at Cambridge University. He specialises in the development of the theory of the modern state and on aspects of contemporary politics.


Speaker(s):

Professor Richard Evans | talks | www
Professor John Naughton | talks
Professor David Runciman | talks

 

Date and Time:

23 October 2013 at 5:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Mill Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1RW


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Organised by:

External Affairs and Communications, University of Cambridge
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Tickets:

free

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The event is free but booking in advance is required.
Booking information:
www.cam.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas
or: 01223 766766
Bookings open on 23 September at 10 am.

Additional Information:

This event is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas which runs from 23 October – 3 November 2013.

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