The Resisting University in a Time of Tyranny speaker series hosts political philospher Brad Evans

The Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest will be hosting an upcoming talk with Brad Evans, a political philosopher, critical theorist and writer who specializes in the problem of violence. The talk is part of the centre’s The Resisting University in a Time of Tyranny Speaker Series.

The Grammar of Violence 

  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall (Room 111)

The author of 10 books and edited volumes, along with more than 50 academic and media articles, Evans is a professor of political violence and aesthetics at the University of Bath in the UK. Having led a dedicated series on violence for the New York Times (the Stone), he is currently the lead editor for the Histories of Violence section with the Los Angeles Review of Books. He also continues to direct the online resource centre

Evans’ talk will question what is actually meant by the term “fascism” in the 21st century, and will highlight the importance of the arts in the ongoing battle against the forces of nihilism, subjugation and the violence of human denial.

The Resisting University in a Time of Tyranny Speaker Series is made possible by an endowment from the office of the vice-president, research, and is co-sposored by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching.

For more information, please contact the assistant to the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest, Maya Sabados at