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Conversations: Music and Public Life

Spanning the 2012–2013 academic year, Music & Public Life is a series of events, lectures, exhibitions, and courses celebrating Wesleyan’s rich musical cul- ture and examining the role music plays in public life around the world in the present day. Mark Slobin, the Winslow- Kaplan Professor of Music, is organizing the program in collaboration with…

Conversations: Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor of government

Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor of government, is the author of the forthcoming book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. How did you become interested in the study of “civil resistance”? It was purely accidental. In June 2006, I was finishing my doctoral dissertation on why terrorist groups tend to proliferate in democratic…