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Freedom and Race Have Shaped Our World and Will Determine our Future

Brian Hanson and historian Tyler Stovall explore the inherent link between liberty and race throughout global history.
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Black History Month and recent US domestic political events highlight the historical struggles over freedom and race—how they have shaped our world and why they continue to influence our lives today. Historian Tyler Stovall joins Deep Dish to explain why our understanding of freedom has been fundamentally grounded in race and how understanding our past can give us the tools to move forward.

About the Guests
Tyler Stovall
Professor of French History, University of California, Santa Cruz; author; historian.
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson