From Selma to Moscow: Sarah B. Snyder with Craig Daigle

Wed. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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How the civil rights movement had an overlooked—but crucial—influence on U.S. foreign policy.

During a time of increased concern for the rights of their fellow citizens—civil and political rights, as well as the social and economic rights that Great Society programs sought to secure—many Americans saw inconsistencies between domestic and foreign policy and advocated for a new approach. In From Selma to MoscowSarah B. Snyder shows how domestic social movements spurred a form of activism that ultimately led to legislation to curb military and economic assistance to repressive governments, created institutions to monitor human rights internationally, and enshrined these values in U.S. foreign policy for years to come. Snyder examines the American response to repression in the Soviet Union, racial discrimination in Southern Rhodesia, authoritarianism in South Korea, and coups in Greece and Chile, providing lessons for current and future humanitarian and foreign policy crises.

Snyder, an associate professor at American University’s School of International Service will be in conversation with Craig Daigle, specialist on U.S.-Middle East relations during the Cold War at the City College of New York, with Q&A to follow.


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The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018