From Redeemer to Enforcer Nation: The Militarization of American Foregin Assistance, 1964-2012

Thursday February 21, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM



Michael Adas

Exploring the History of Humanitarianism and Development


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"From Redeemer to Enforcer Nation:  The Militarization of American Foregin Assistance, 1964-2012"

Michael Adas is the Abraham E. Voorhees Professor and Board of Governor’s Chair at Rutgers University. His teaching and writing have focused on the comparative history of European and U.S. colonialism. His books include "Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance" and "Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America’s Civilizing Mission." He is currently working on a comparative study of "Misbegotten Wars and the Decline of Great Powers in the Twentieth Century." He was recently awarded 2012 Toynbee Prize for his lifetime contributions to global history and cross-cultural understanding.

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