Understanding the Soviet Gulag, Understanding Stalinism

Steven Barnes (Note: For in-person engagements, speaker needs to wear a mask.)

Professor Barnes offers an engaging reconsideration of the role of the Soviet Gulag in Stalin’s Soviet Union based on over two decades of research in formerly highly classified Soviet archives. His discussion raises important questions about the place of the concentration camp and mass detention in the modern world and engages in systematic comparison of the Gulag with the Nazi and other modern concentration camp systems to provide a fuller understanding of what Stalinism was, and what it was not.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen