"The Invention of Terrorism" Lecture
When: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Alumnae Library Theatre
Admission: Free and open to the public.
The department of philosophy at Elms College will present a lecture titled "The Invention of Terrorism," led by Harvard University Lecturer of Social Studies Lisa Stampnitzky, 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012. Stampnitzky will discuss her upcoming book, "Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism'" (Cambridge University Press), which explains how the phrase "political violence" became more commonly referred to as "terrorism," and how this transformation led to the current "war on terror."
Stampnitzky received a doctorate in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has held fellowships at Harvard University, Oxford University, the Ohio State University, the European University Institute, and Stanford University.
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Assistant Professor of Philosophy