september, 2021

10sep12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTechnologies of Power: INTIMACY | The Intimacies of War

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INTIMACY | The Intimacies of War

Part of the series “Technologies of Power: Tracing Empire at Home & Abroad” | A public humanities initiative at Columbia University

About this event

Moazzam Begg is a British-born Muslim and a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and current Outreach Director for CAGE. He is the author of the best-seller Enemy Combatant in which he recounts his experience of detention and torture at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar. The Muslim 500 listed him as one of the 500 “most influential Muslims” in the world. The New Statesman’s listed him in the top 50 “Heroes of our time.” Begg has travelled extensively to investigate state abuses and western complicity in torture including to Tunisia, Libya, and Syria. A direct eye-witness to the conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Syria, his life has been recorded by the Columbia University Oral History Project, and the BBC Storyville documentary The Confession.

Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. In 2014, he co-founded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization. Estes is the author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance, which places into historical context the Indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. He edited with Jaskiran Dhillon the forthcoming volume Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement, which draws together more than thirty contributors of the Standing Rock movement. For 2017-2018, Estes was the American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

Caren Kaplan is Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Her research draws on cultural geography, landscape art, and military history to explore the ways in which undeclared as well as declared wars produce representational practices of atmospheric politics. Selected publications include Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke 2018), Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke 2017), Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill 2001/2005), Between Woman and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State (Duke 1999), Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement (Duke 1996) Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (Minnesota 1994) as well as two multi-media scholarly works, Dead Reckoning and Precision Targets.



(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm