Presented by Dr Alexander Hinton,
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Registration 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
In March 2016, award-winning anthropologist Alex Hinton, faced off with a genocidal extremist, Pol Pot’s “Brother Number Two,” while serving as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. A year and a half later, white power extremists wreaked havoc in the streets of Charlottesville. Professor Hinton’s talk will bring these two events into a conversation to answer the question asked about both: why? — as well the question that began to be asked in the U.S., could it happen here? In each situation, key issues of our time – truth and denial, human dignity, hate, moral choice, and extremism – were at stake.