The Ends of Empire

Public Policy Lecture Series Spring 2018

The Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series continues its annual tradition of bringing compelling speakers to campus to address important issues of politics, policy, and political change.

This spring’s Public Policy Lecture series explores the past, present, and future ends of empires in South Asia. During the series, lecturers will examine contemporary warlordism in Afghanistan, and “strongman” governance in Afghan provinces post-2001; the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia during the Second World War, with a focus on the British Indian army in the Burma campaign; and cross-ethnic political coalitions in the context of the rise of strong ethnic identities in colonial and post-colonial India.

All events are free and open to the public.