IHS Workshop: "A New Benevolent Empire: Immigration and War Relief at the American Century’s Dawn" by Dr. Stephen Porter, University of Cincinnati
Mon, December 3, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM • GAR 4.100
Stephen Porter earned his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Chicago. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, where he has directed a program in international human rights. He is interested in how societies govern themselves in times of violent upheaval, particularly how responsibility is assumed for dispossessed victims of war and persecution. Central to his research are the ways in which the United States achieved a position of global hegemon in the twentieth century, not just through the deployment of state and commercial power but through the activities of America’s robust civil society, especially institutions engaged in humanitarian aid initiatives. These issues are addressed in his forthcoming book, "Benevolent Empire: Refugees, NGOs, and the American State.”
Responder: Dr. Catherine Weaver, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Link to Dr. Weaver's faculty profile.
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, November 30.