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Twenty Years of the Global War on Terror: An "Asia/America" Reflection

Join us for a panel discussion about the histories, continuities, and legacies of the US-led global war on terror with Sunaina Maira, Madiha Tahir, and Helena Zeweri.

Friday, May 27, 2022
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

While the “forever war” gradually disappears from media headlines at home, the work of militarism, surveillance, sanctions, and border enforcement continue to expand US empire against “terror” abroad. Our interdisciplinary panel of scholars will contextualize the Global War on Terror (GWoT), including its long histories, continuities, and geographies while communing across disciplines of anthropology, ethnic studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Though focusing on a multidirectional “Asia/America” conversation, we also account for the global reaches of the War on Terror, which has included multinational military campaigns across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa while expanding US policing, border, and carceral technologies domestically and hemispherically in relation to the Americas. Our panelists will center gendered-racial issues of militarism, empire, and displacement, as well as discuss their research on transnational social movements against the War on Terror.   

Panelists Sunaina Maira (University of California, Davis), Madiha Tahir (Arizona State University), and Helena Zeweri (University of Virginia) will be joining Dartmouth College's Najwa Mayer (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and Elizabeth Lhost (History) for this discussion.

Register to attend: https://dartgo.org/GWOTat20

This event is convened in collaboration with the Asia/America Working Group and the South Asian Studies Collective at Dartmouth College.

We thank the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective for sponsoring the event.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost | Najwa Mayer

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.