Recent Publications by International Studies Faculty
In November, Professor Padraic Kenney published Dance in Chains:Political Imprisonment in the Modern World, "the first book to trace the history of modern political imprisonment from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century."
In January, Professor Jessica O'Reilly released The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance (Cornell UP). Spanning over a decade of research, the book is “an ethnographic account of the scientists and policymakers who work on Antarctica,” and draws upon Professor O’Reilly’s long-standing anthropological relationship with the scientists of Antarctica.
In May, Professor Hamid Ekbia published Heteromation, and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism. The book explores "the social and technological processes through which economic value is extracted from digitally mediated work, the nature of the value created, and what prompts people to participate in the process."
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Africa's First Failed Asylum Seeker? Dugmore Boetie's Abortive Apartheid Exile. November 7, 2017, 5PM
Dr. Benjamin Lawrance, Profesor of History at the University of Arizona, presents a case stufy of Dugmore Boetie, a South African who wrote of life under Apartheid. More »
Visions of Development: The Inaugural Tobias Center Conference. November 10-11, 2017
Visions of Development will gather scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and NGOs in the School of Global and International Studies auditorium for two days of focused discussion and critical reflection on policy and research related to international development. More »
Dark Beyond Darkness: The Cuban Missile Crisis as History, Warning, and Catalyst. Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00-8:15pm
@ GISB Auditorium
This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. James Blight and janet Lang, among the world’s foremost authorities on this crisis, will present an evening lecture on their upcoming book, Darkness Beyond Darkness: The Cuban Missile Crisis as History, Warning, and Catalyst. This is the first book to take readers deeply inside the experience and calculations of Fidel Castro, who was willing to martyr Cuba if his new Russian ally would nuke the U.S. and destroy it.
Blight and Lang will discuss the lessons of this hauntingly evocative historical episode for our times. Blight and Lang are the authors of six previous books on the Cuban missile crisis. They have been on the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Brown University, and currently teach at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. This talk is sponsored by the departments of History and International Studies, the School of Global and International Studies, and the College Arts and Humanities Institute.