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Streamable Learning Educational Videos

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has partnered with Streamable Learning, an educational platform that provides live and interactive presentations for middle and high school teachers and students, to provide educational resources on the history and perils of communism to teachers and students who are part of Streamable Learning.

“Ideologies and Methods of Rule: Communism 101” with Dr. Elizabeth Spalding

About the speaker:

Dr. Elizabeth Edwards Spalding is Senior Fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s (VOC) Board of Trustees, she is a core faculty member in VOC’s National Seminar for Middle and High School Educators. Spalding is the author of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism, the co-author of A Brief History of the Cold War, and currently at work on a history of world communism. She has taught on subjects ranging from U.S. foreign policy, national security, and international relations to presidential leadership, religion, and politics at Pepperdine University, Claremont McKenna College, George Mason University, and Catholic University of America.

“Totalitarianism” with Dr. F. Flagg Taylor IV

About the speaker:

Dr. F. Flagg Taylor IV serves on the Academic Council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and is an Associate Professor of government at Skidmore College. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from Fordham University and a B.A. from Kenyon College. Taylor’s specialty is in the history of political thought and American government, especially the question of executive power. He is the co-author of The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010, author of numerous articles, and editor of The Great Lie: Classic and Recent Appraisals of Ideology and Totalitarianism and The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Václav Benda, 1977-1989.

“Marxism” with Dr. Gregory McBrayer

About the speaker:

Dr. Gregory A. McBrayer is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Core Curriculum at Ashland University. He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations. Prior, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College.  He has published articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy and Kentron: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Antique, as well as reviews in InterpretationThe Journal for Hellenic StudiesThe American Journal of Islamic Social Science, and Political Science Quarterly.  He is the author (with Mary Nichols and Denise Schaeffer) of Plato’s Euthydemus and is the editor of Xenophon: The Shorter Writings (forthcoming).

“The Cold War” with Dr. Elizabeth Spalding

About the speaker:

Dr. Elizabeth Edwards Spalding is Senior Fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s (VOC) Board of Trustees, she is a core faculty member in VOC’s National Seminar for Middle and High School Educators. Spalding is the author of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism, the co-author of A Brief History of the Cold War, and currently at work on a history of world communism. She has taught on subjects ranging from U.S. foreign policy, national security, and international relations to presidential leadership, religion, and politics at Pepperdine University, Claremont McKenna College, George Mason University, and Catholic University of America.