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Annual RCI George & Bernadine Converse Lecture (Spring 2016)

About the event

Dr. Suzanna Reiss

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Hawaii (Manoa)

Suzanne Reiss poster - update“Legalizing Drugs: State Power and the Creation of Mind-Altering Markets”

Dr. Reiss will address the political economy of US expansion, the history of capitalism, Cold War and anti-colonial politics, and how designations of legality and criminality have grounded the power of the modern state. She will place her presentation within a larger international history of the establishment of a global drug control – and dissemination – regime. For more information contact

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Foley Coffee & Politics session
Tue, Feb 2 @ 12n, Bryan 308, titled: “Drug Wars and Warriors: The History of Contemporary Drug Politics”

Reception Dinner RSVP
Tue, Feb 2, 4-5:45pm, CUE 518, catering provided. If you are faculty and plan to attend, please RSVP to at your earliest opportunity.

Sponsored by the Roots of Contemporary Issues World History Program, Department of History, in joint cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences and The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.

The George and Bernadine Converse Historical Endowment provides scholarships to undergraduates.