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The Warfare State and Alternative Activities

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As the current U.S. administration increases its overall military expenditures to address its international concerns, this talk will look at some current alternative non-military activities addressing international interests. These alternative activities include the UN High Commission for Refugees, UN International Peace-Keeping Operations, the International Criminal Court and special similar courts, and the current Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement.




Joseph W. Elder (PhD, Harvard) is a professor of sociology and languages and cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His published research focuses on mediating conflicts in Kashmir, Vietnam, Korea and Sri Lanka. Elder has authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Anthropological Quarterly, Comparative Education Review, and the Himalayan Research Bulletin, to name a few. In recognition of dedicated contributions to scholarship across several decades and his distinguished career, Elder has won many awards, including being given the "Lifetime Peacemaker Award" by the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and the "Global Citizen Award" by the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. Elder is also the eponym of "The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences," an award given by the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the "Joe Elder Study Abroad Grant Fund." His lecture is part of the Center’s lecture series on Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies.

Selected Publications:

Elder, Joseph. 1998. "Sociology." Pp. 519-543 in India's Worlds and U.S. Scholars: 1947-1997, edited by Joseph W. Elder, Edward C. Dimock, Jr., and Ainslie T. Embree. New Delhi: Manohar.

Elder, Joseph. 1996. "Hindu Perspectives on the Individual and the Collectivity." Pp. 54-86 in Religious Diversity and Human Rights, edited by Irene Bloom et al. New York: Columbia University Press.


This lecture and free and open to the public, but RSVPs are recommended.

For classes or other large groups, please contact CSRC directly at csrc@asu.edu

This event will be live streamed at https://asunow.asu.edu/asulive

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