Background Book Panel


Why Now? The Rise of Populist

Nationalism and the Crisis of

Bourgeois Democracy

A Conversation with Ron Suny


Thursday May 6, 1.30-3.00 PM EST

Session 6

Thursday (May 6): 1.30-3.00 PM EST

Special Event


Ron Suny

(U of Michigan, US)



Dominique Arel

(U of Ottawa, Canada)

Ronald Grigor Suny is the William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. A leading expert in the fields of Soviet history, historical memory and nationalism studies, his influential books include The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1993), Becoming National (1996), and They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide (2015). He is currently working on Forging the Nation: The Making and Faking of Nationalisms.