Social Movements Since 1968: Germany, Europe, and Beyond

Friday, November 9th 09:00 am

Van Dyck Hall, Room 301 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Center for European Studies

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a high-water mark of postwar social activism in Europe. But that high point did not last long; instead, 1968 was quickly cast as the swansong of traditional social movement mobilization. This conference examines the remarkable efflorescence of grassroots politics and direct democratic action after '68, reconsidering interpretations of political organization and leadership; the role of the global and the local; and the new forms and subjects of political action. Panels run from 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.