Professor James Der Derian will speak on “9/11+1: The Perplexities of Security” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Sanford Room. Der Derian is known as one of the most important theorists of international relations today.
Der Derian teaches at Brown University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has been a visiting scholar at University of South Carolina, Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton. He is the author of several books including “Virtuous Wars: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Entertainment-Media Network” (2001), “On Diplomacy: A Geneology of Western Estrangement”(1987), and “Anti-Diplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed and War” (1992). His articles on war and technology have appeared in “Wired,” “The Washington Quarterly,” and “The Nation.”
Der Derian's visit is being sponsored by the media and society program and the Department of Political Science.