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2017 Elmer Louis Kayser Memorial Lecture: "Locating Citizenship: Empire, Nation, Federation"

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Join the GW History Department for the 2017 Elmer Louis Kayser Memorial Lecture! Dr. Fred Cooper, Professor of History at New York University, will be giving his lecture titled "Locating Citizenship: Empire, Nation, Federation". Citizenship today, many scholars maintain, is located in nation-states, in communities smaller than the state, and in structures larger than the state. It is rigid and exclusionary or else it is flexible. Some scholars think that the social protections afforded citizens by nation states is one of the great political achievements of the last century and should be defended against all challenges. Others see a "post-national citizenship" more reflective of the reality of people's mobile lives. In fact, the ambiguity of where citizenship is located is not particularly new. This talk looks at conceptual issues in the study of citizenship and the historical question of where it has been located.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Gelman Library, Room 702
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