As one of the preeminent scholars in the areas of human and cultural geography, much of Derek Gregory's work since 9/11 has focused on the long history of American and British involvement in the Middle East. Gregory (Geography, University of British Columbia) will examine how centuries of imperial and colonial practice continue to shape global imbalances of power and perception in the region and how these imbalances are currently playing out in the "war on terror." He will focus on the imprisonment and interrogation practices used in the global war prison by exploring strategic geographical sites including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram.
Official Website: http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/katz/20062007/derek_gregory.html
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