The Center for the Study of Democracy and International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) present the 10th annual Eckstein Lecture featuring:  
"Why Did the French Revolution (and others) Turn to Terror: How is Why!"  
with Sidney Tarrow, Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Sociology, Cornell University  
Thursday, May 21, 2009  
3:30-5:00 p.m.  
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100  
Paper is available online at  
This lecture is free and open to the public.  
About the speaker:  
Sidney Tarrow is the Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Sociology at Cornell University. His research interests include comparative politics, social movements, political parties, collective action, and political sociology. His 1990 monograph, Democracy and Disorder (Oxford), received the Best Book in Collective Action and Social Movements award from the American Sociological Association. His major book is Power in Movement (Cambridge 1998). In the past five years, Tarrow has co-authored or edited four other books and monographs, including The Social Movement Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998; edited with D. Meyer), Contentious Europeans (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998; with D. Imig), Dynamics of Contention (Cambridge, 2001; with D. McAdam and C. Tilly), and Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics (Cambridge, 2001; with R. Amizade et al), and numerous articles in sociological and political science journals.  
About the Eckstein Lecture:  
Established in 1999, the Eckstein Lecture recognizes Center for the Study of Democracy co-founder Harry Eckstein for his scholarly contributions to the study of democracy. Eckstein was a UCI political science distinguished professor from 1980 to 1993 and a political science distinguished research professor of political science from 1993 to 1999.  
For further information, please contact Sheila Hayden, 

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