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The Immigrant in the War on Terror

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How does the war on terror impact the lives of immigrants going about their daily lives? What role has entrapment played both on the part of recruitment for terrorist organizations and on the part of the U.S. military? How can we measure the distance between dominant images of terrorists and the “displaced provincials” who often become involved on the front lines of terrorist organizations? As part of the Institute for the Liberal Arts's 2010-2012 Race and Culture After 9/11 Lecture Series and Symposium, writer and Vassar College professor Amitava Kumar probes these and other questions in a lecture drawn from his book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb.

Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Length: 72 minutes

Presenter(s): Amitava Kumar

Date: April 6, 2011

Location: Cabaret Room, Vanderslice Hall

Sponsor(s): Institute for the Liberal Arts

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/kumar/

The information on this page is accurate as of April 2011