Khury Petersen-Smith


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Monday, November 25, 2019


6:00 pm


Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium

Khury Petersen-Smith, "Nations of Walls: Colonialism, Racism, and Undoing Empire"

Khury Petersen-Smith is a geographer and activist who researches the exercise of U.S. power through the military, borders, and diplomacy. He is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and he researches and writes about U.S. policies regarding Palestine, Yemen, Turkey, and Iran. He is also active in the Movement for Black Lives. Petersen-Smith's lecture will link local/global peace and justice issues and discuss the ways activists are organizing for a less militarized, less violent U.S. both within and beyond U.S. borders.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, and the Programs in Geography and International Studies.

Beth Mccormick

Political Science Department