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Looking at the World Through the Lens of Torture
Start Date: 2/17/2014Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 2/17/2014End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
Lisa Hajjar, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, will be the 2014 guest lecturer for Swarthmore College's Interpretation Theory Program on February 17, 2014.

Lisa Hajjar will address the significance of torture (and anti-torture) to understand historical developments in the relationship among law, state, and society. To illustrate, she will discuss the development of clandestine politics of American torture in the 20th century, and the ramifications of officially-sanctioned torture in the 21st century in the context of the "war on terror." She will also highlight various forms of anti-torture work in the realms of law, media and popular culture.

Hajjar's areas of expertise include sociology of law, law and society, international and global studies, and political sociology. Her research interests include human rights, international law, torture, war and conflict. Her first book, Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (University of California Press, 2005) is a sociological study of law and conflict in Israel/Palestine. She is currently working on a book about anti-torture lawyering in the United States in post-9/11.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Everetts
Phone: (610) 328-7750
Lisa Hajjar posing by Bay in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Sponsors
Interpretation Theory Program, French Section, Modern Languages Department, Islamic Studies, and Department of History
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The Public

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