• Partition Violence

    The focus of this conference was on explaining the macro- and micro-dynamics of partition violence from a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives. What accounts for variation in violence? Does partition “solve” ethnic conflicts or create terrible security dilemmas which worsen the likelihood of violence? Why does violence vary so much over time and place? […]

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  • Reconsidering American Power

    In the Science, Technology, Society, and the State Workshop’s 2008 conference on Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, participants analyzed and interrogated new relations among American power, geopolitics, military interventions and anthropological practice. This year, we want to broaden the issues to the future of American power and the social sciences generally. Our conference, “Reconsidering American Power” asks […]

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  • Lusofonia and Anthropology: The Status of Race in Lusophone Social Science

      Today, differently, a curious shift is occurring in the way that social phenomenon is framed in the Lusophone setting. Recent scholarship is de-centering race as the organizational principle for defining the social. This shift, however, is not about a disavowal of race or racism. Instead, questions are shifting to examine their productive capacities, what […]

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  • Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath

    On November 26, 2008, the world watched while terror attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India’s financial capital and largest city. Mumbai bounced back, but the bold, new strategies of the attacks shifted the discourse of the global war on terror. Our panelists joined us to discuss the consequences of terror in Mumbai for the region and the […]

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  • Children Playing Gods

    Max Palevsky Cinema presents the movie Children Playing Gods, followed by a discussion led by director Irfana Majumdar.

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