Northwestern University

Tue 12:30 PM

The Geopolitics of Mobility: Immigration Policy and American Global Power in the Long 20th Century

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University

EDGS Rajawali Speaker Series: "Comparative Empires in the International History of the Modern Era"

Paul A. Kramer received his PhD from Princeton University, and is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He is author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines (UNC Press, 2006), co-editor of Cornell University Press’ “The United States in the World” series, and a contributor to the New Yorker. He is currently writing a book on the intersections of immigration policy and US imperial history.

This talk explores the ways that histories of immigration policy can shed fresh light on the imperial histories of national states in the modern era, using the example of the United States. As it hopes to demonstrate, where immigration policy has been traditionally approached as an aspect of “domestic” politics, the question of who crosses borders on what terms has always been profoundly entangled in larger, geopolitical contexts.


*lunch included

co-sponsored by International Studies Program

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