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Trump Brings America’s Dirty Wars Home
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
What are the roots of American police repression and what kind of movement could change it?
A conversation with Stuart Schrader, a young scholar who locates the roots of America’s militarized police practices in our half century of counter-insurgency and empire as the U.S. sought to control dozens of countries across the world through a combination of policing, irregular armed groups, and military force.
Stuart Schrader is a Lecturer / Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching courses in Africana Studies, International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. He is also the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship. His PhD is in American Studies, from NYU, in 2015. He has also taught at Harvard and NYU.
His 2019 book Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing, addresses security, policing, and counterinsurgency in the 1960s and 1970s. Recent articles include “Trump Has Brought America’s Dirty Wars Home“, “What Defunding the Police can Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy“, “Yes, American police act like occupying armies. They literally studied their tactics“, and “Wanted: An End to Police Terror“. He recently spoke with Danny Sjursen on the Fortress on a Hill podcast.
Sixth in a series of webinars on Antiracism and Peace sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Racial Justice/ Decolonization Working Group. Register to attend. (Photo: riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)