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Aid Imperium: US Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (US in the Globe series)

This lecture will be on Aid Imperium (University of Michigan Press, 2021). Deploying global numerical data on US foreign aid and comparative historical analysis of America’s post–Cold War foreign policies in Southeast Asia, Aid Imperium  highlights the active political agency of Global South states and actors as they negotiate and chart their political trajectories with the United States as the core state of the international system. This multidisciplinary study explains how US foreign policy affects state repression and physical integrity rights outcomes in Southeast Asia and the rest of the Global South.

Dr. Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. is a Tenured University Lecturer of International Relations at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

This lecture is part of a series on "The US in the Globe & the Global in the US: A View from the Southeast Periphery" organized by Global Studies with support from the Haines-Morris Endowment Fund and co-sponsors Center for Global Engagement, Departments of Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, and Anthropology, as well as Africana, Asian, Latin American & Caribbean, and Middle East Studies.

Note: There will be a sign language interpreter at this event. For other disability-related accommodations, please contact Paul Gellert at by January 25, 2022. While all efforts will be made to provide accommodations, short-notice or accommodation requests on the day of the event cannot be guaranteed.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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