Fri, December 1, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
In the years after the First World War, the British confronted a series of rebellions throughout the Empire, from India to Ireland. Straining under the triple burden of increasingly recalcitrant subject peoples, straitened means, and a critical public at home, the imperial state searched for creative solutions to counter-insurgency. In the newly conquered territory of Iraq, it invented a new system of colonial policing known as 'air control', in which the Royal Air Force patrolled the country,Priya Satia is Assistant Professor of British History at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. Her forthcoming book is entitled The State That Couldn't See: A Cultural History of British Intelligence-Gathering in the Middle East, 1900-1932.