Public Lecture: The Rust Belt

Rust Belt flyer (@ State Dept.)

Please join us for a public lecture by Ethan Tabor at the Kaisa Library Auditorium (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Tuesday, March 20, at 5 pm.

Over the past several years, the “Rust Belt” has emerged a major topic in contemporary narratives about the United States. What is the Rust Belt? Where is it? Is the region defined by rust? This discussion will explore some of the region’s history, narratives, and ongoing struggles over meaning.

Ethan Tabor is a Buckeye (an Ohioan). He is currently the deputy public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki. He previously served in Kabul, Washington, Brazil, and Mozambique. Prior to joining the diplomatic service, he spent 8 years in the U.S. Air Force with assignments in Italy and the UK. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, less than one year after “Black Monday,” Ethan grew up in the “Steel Valley” during the collapse of the steel industry.

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