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Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture

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For the 2021 Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture, Prof. Thomas Patterson (Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government) will discuss “How America Lost Its Mind: Our Misinformation Crisis.” The talk will map our political landscape, currently convulsed with distrust, gridlock, brinkmanship, petty feuding, and deceptive messaging. He will make a passionate case for fully and fiercely engaging on the side of truth and mutual respect in our present arms race between fact and fake, unity and division, civility and incivility. The College of Arts and Humanities encourages everyone to listen to his timely reflection on present-day America.

Below is Prof. Thomas Patterson’s lecture delivered March 3, 2021:


Last updated: 4/16/2021