Rendering Responsibility: State Imaginaries and the Movements against the Vietnam and Iraq Wars
Emily Brissette, PhD SUNY Oneonta
Monday, May 4, 2015
The movement against the Vietnam War began modestly, but grew in both size and intensity as the years and the war dragged on. The movement against the Iraq War, in contrast, came together quickly and massively in the space of months and then largely receded from public view. Although the presence (and then absence) of the draft is often invoked as an explanation for the different trajectories of these movements, military recruitment practices are not the most important thing to have changed since the Vietnam era. Drawing on original archival work, this talk will trace how basic understandings of the nature of the state and citizenship (what I call “state imaginaries”) have also changed, and argue that this had profound consequences for antiwar activism in each moment by shaping how and where activists located responsibility for war.
RKC 102B Sponsored by: Dean of the College; Sociology Program.
Sophie Mitra, Ph.D is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Fordham University with research interests in disability, development and applied microeconomics. Sophie earned an MA in development economics and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in France. Before doing her doctorate, she was a development practitioner and worked for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI, London) as an overseas fellow in Fiji.
Recently, she has studied the association between disability and poverty, the economic impact of disability onset, multidimensional poverty and disability in the U.S., social protection programs and the effects of mental health problems on employment and poverty. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, World Development. She has served as editor or reviewer for many journals.
This talk is part of the ongoing Economics seminar series, which is dedicated to furthering the exchange of economic ideas in the greater Bard community.
Olin, Room 202 Sponsored by: Economics Program; Levy Economics Institute.
Join Philosophy Program students and faculty to celebrate the work of our graduating seniors! Graduating seniors will present their senior project research in panels of 3. Each panel will be followed by substantive Q&A. During lunch there will be a senior project information session for current juniors in the Philosophy Program.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema Sponsored by: Philosophy Program.