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Charles Tilly Gives University Lecture on 'Violence, Terror and Politics as Usual' on March 12

Charles Tilly

Charles Tilly, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, will deliver a University Lecture, entitled "Violence, Terror and Politics as Usual," on Tuesday, March 12, at 8:00 p.m. in Low Rotunda. Tilly will discuss changes in the character of large-scale collective violence since World War II, relate terrorist activities to those changes and show that both have strong connections to conventional non-violent politics.

Tilly's work focuses on large-scale social change and its relationship to contentious politics, especially in Europe since 1500. Tilly is the author several recent books, including: "Roads from Past to Future" (1997); "Work under Capitalism" (with his son, Chris Tilly, 1998); "Durable Inequality" (1998); "Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies" (coedited with Lee Walker and Joan Nelson, 1998); "Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States" (coedited with Michael Hanagan, 1999); "How Social Movements Matter" (coedited with Marco Giugni and Doug McAdam, 1999), and "Dynamics of Contention (with Doug McAdam and Sidney Tarrow, 2001). He has recently completed "Stories, Identities, and Political Change" (2002) and "Collective Violence" (forthcoming). He is currently writing "Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000" for Cambridge University Press.

Tilly received an A.B. magna cum laude in 1950 from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in sociology in 1958. Between earning these degrees he served in the U.S. Navy's Amphibious Forces and studied at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and the Facultes Catholiques de l'Ouest, Angers.

Published: Mar 11, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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