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Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance workshop on power shifts

A workshop on “Power Shifts: How the World Copes with Imperial Power Transitions,” will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in 216 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University. The event, is sponsored the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ research community on Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance, and was organized by Inderjeet Parmar, a visiting scholar with the research community.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by January 16, 2014, to Jayne Bialkowski at mailto:jayne@princeton.eduor 609-258-2635**

The workshop looks at earliy global junctures and considers implications for the future and is comprised of two panels. The first, “Imperial Power Shifts in History,” begins at 10:30 a.m., and features Josep M. Fradera Barcelo, a professor of history at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; and Molly Green, a professor of history and Hellenic studies and an associate chair in the Department of History at Princeton University.  Jeremy Aldeman, Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, professor of history, director of the Council for International Teaching and Research, and chair of the Fund for Canadian Studies, is the discussant.

The second, “Imperial Transitions in the Context of China’s ‘Rise’ and US ‘Decline,” begins at 1:30 p.m. with a talk by Ketan Patel, chief executive officer and founder of Greater Pacific Capital, UK. Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, professor of history and international affairs, and director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, is the discussant. This panel concludes with a discussion of a paper by John Darwin, Beit University Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth; Green will be the discussant.

Parmar, the workshop organizer is a professor of international politics at City University London and chair of the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research Council Obama Research Network. His research interests include the history, politics, and sociology of Anglo-American foreign policy elites of the past 100 years. His current project focuses on imperial, racial, religious and strategic discourses, debates and decision making in Anglo-American wars from Korea to the War on Terror. His most recent book, Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power, was published in 2012. Ph.D. University of Manchester.

The research community on Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance, is codirected by Adelman; G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs and codirector of both the Center for International Security and the Princeton Project on National Security; and Atul Kohli, David K. E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs , professor of politics and international affairs, and codirector of the Project on Democracy and Development.


For more information contact Jayne Bialkowski, or 609-258-2635.