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"The Whip Hand": Sovereignty, Anti-Colonialism, and International Law, 1950-1971

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House

The Columbia Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents

"THE WHIP HAND": SOVEREIGNTY, ANTI-COLONIALISM, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, 1950-1971

A talk by Christopher Dietrich

October 23, 7:30-9:30 pm
Free & open to the pubic
Columbia University Faculty House (directions)

Christopher Dietrich is Assistant Professor of the History of U.S. Foreign Relations at Fordham University. He has written about the 1960s Rhodesian oil embargo in The International History Review and Itinerario, the 1972 Iraqi oil nationalization in Diplomacy & Statecraft, and the strange career of the Henry Kissinger Papers in CounterPunch. His current project is on the energy crisis and the rise of anti-colonial law and economics from the 1940s to the 1970s. Chris has received funding for his work from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the American Historical Association, International Security Studies at Yale, and the National History Center.

An optional dinner precedes the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Columbia University's Faculty House at 6:30 pm (directions). Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only), and wine comes compliments of the seminar. Sign up for dinner at saw2156@columbia.edu. If you do, please provide two days' notice if you cannot attend.