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The Political Economy of Mass Murder: Indonesia's 1965-1966 Killings and the Cold War
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
303 International Center
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

The Asian Studies Center and Peace and Justice Studies present the Genocide and Politicide in Asia Colloquium, which deepens our knowledge of Southeast Asia as a region from transnational perspectives by bringing outstanding scholars from around the world to the Michigan State University campus in spring 2018. Through lectures based on their cutting-edge research, these scholars will illustrate innovative ways to understand history, culture, society, as well as religion in Southeast Asia beyond national and regional boundaries. Lead by Bradley Simpson, University of Connecticut. 

Brad Simpson is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Connecticut, and the author of Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S. - Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968 (Stanford 2008) which explores the intersection of anti-Communism and development thinking in shaping U.S. Indonesian relations. He is founder and director of the Indonesia and East Timor Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, which has declassified thousands of pages of classified U.S. documents on Indonesia and human rights. Simpson is currently writing a global history of the idea of self-determination and an international history of the authoritarian rule in Indonesia.