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Science Colloquium discusses Sport, The Cold War, and the State-Private Network

 Dr. Toby C. Rider, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Penn State Berks will be featured at the next Science Colloquium on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 1 pm in room 5, Luerssen Building. “Sport, the Cold War, and the State-Private Network” is the title of Dr. Rider’s talk. This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

According to Dr. Rider’s abstract, “Historians have increasingly revealed how the U.S. government harnessed culture as a means to defeat the Soviet Union in the ‘total’ Cold War battle for ‘hearts and minds.’’ Using “newly declassified documents and a range of archival sources, this presentation will seek to explain how the U.S. government attempted to attack and undermine the Soviet Union, and communism in general, through sport-related propaganda operations in the early Cold War years.

The Science Division colloquia are of broad and general interest, accessible to a general audience. All students, faculty, and interested members of the Penn State Berks and surrounding community are welcome and encouraged attend. For more information, contact the Penn State Berks Science Colloquium Coordinator Dr. Jianbing Qi, Associate Professor of Physics, at 610-396-6132 or via e-mail at JXQ10@psu.edu.

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