Apocalypse Pending: Religion, Politics and Social Media

Apocalypse Pending: Religion, Politics, and Social Media (Panel 2)

October 27, 2020 - 7PM (Paris)
The Heyman Center presents a panel discussion with speakers Sarah Posner (author) and Kathleen Stewart (Univeristy of Texas, Austin), moderated by Courtney Bender (Columbia University).

“Apocalypse Pending: Religion, Politics, and Social Media” will explore the growing popularity of conspiracy thinking in our current moment and its place in the history of millenarian movements, particularly in the US context.  It considers how new media technologies have made it possible for the dissemination of such thinking on a scale unimaginable in the past, how the moral panic it generates is impacting social and political life worldwide, and whether there are measures available to control its spread or mitigate its effects. 
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October 27, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8pm

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