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University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) - "The Idea of Battle in World Politics"
WhenFriday, May 26, 2017, 12 – 1:20 p.m.
Campus locationGowen Hall (GWN)
Campus roomGowen 1A (Olsen Room)
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSeveryns-Ravenholt Endowment
Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations
Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,
Department of Political Science, UW

Contact: Vanessa Quince,
About the Event:
Join us to hear Tarak Barkawi, reader in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, discuss the history and contemporary discourse on battle and politics. UW Ph.D student Ellen Ahlness will serve as the discussant.

About the Speaker:
Tarak Barkawi is a reader in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He studies warfare between the West and the non-European world, past and present. He taught British and U.S. military officers for a decade at the University of Cambridge. He writes on the pivotal place of armed force in globalization, imperialism, and modernization, and on the neglected significance of war in social and political theory. He is author of Globalization and War and many scholarly articles. His book on the Indian and British armies in World War II, Soldiers of Empire, is forthcoming on Cambridge University Press. Barkawi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mershon Center in 2006-07.

About UWISC:
The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) is the only academic colloquium devoted to international security in the Pacific Northwest. The Colloquium is interdisciplinary and open to the public and sponsors seven to nine domestic and international speakers, as well as speakers from UW faculty and students.…
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