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Russia's Anti-Gay Laws and the Sochi Olympics

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This panel discussion will carefully explain and contextualize Russia's anti-gay laws, to explore whether these laws and the 2014 Sochi Olympics warrant a comparison to Nazi Germany and the 1936 games, and to open a discussion on the history and implications of anti-gay legislation more broadly.   Specifically, panelists will discuss:

Prof. William Husband
“Why Now?: Sex, Religion, and the New Russian Nationalism.”

Prof. Bradley Boovey  
“Global Responses to Russia’s Anti-Gay Legislation.”

Prof. Kara Ritzheimer
“Nazi racial laws and the 1936 Olympics Games: A Usable Comparison?”

Memorial Union (campus map)
213: Pan Afrika
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion