At a time when colonialism and imperial legacies are under renewed public scrutiny, this panel discussion examines a magisterial piece of scholarship exploring the causes and consequences of British and American imperialism upon Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America – from formal colonialism to the most recent US war on Iraq.
In his new book, Imperialism in the Developing World: How Britain and the United States Shaped the Global Periphery, Atul Kohli (Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University) has created an incisive and readable piece of scholarship, in which he argues that imperialism was driven by the pursuit of national economic interests and undermined countries' developments by limiting their sovereignty. The panel will be chaired by Maya Tudor (Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government) with discussants Akshay Mangla (Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) and Shruti Kapila (Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge).
Please note: This event takes place online via Zoom. Register below to receive joining instructions.
The event is co-hosted with the Asian Studies Center at St Antony's College.