Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Event 11/17: Race and National Security

On Friday, November 17, please join the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the Gibson-Banks Center for Race and the Law for a conference and book launch for Race and National Security, in which leading experts challenge conventional interpretations of national security by illuminating the underpinning of White supremacy in our social consciousness.

Race and National Security centers the experience of those who have long been on the receiving end of racialized state violence. It finds that re-envisioning national security requires more than just reducing the size and scope of the security state. Race and National Security invites us to radically reimagine a world where the security state does not keep Black, Brown, and other marginalized peoples subordinated through threats of and actual incarceration, violence, torture, and death. Speakers will challenge national security orthodoxy and disrupts accepted truths. This conversation will bring together in one conference domestic, transnational, and comparative and international law perspectives on racial justice and national security.

The conference will be in-person only for the most part, with one panel to be broadcast virtually as well. This panel will be on the topic of Race & its Effects on National and Transnational Security and will take place from 11:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M ET. The panelists will be Chaz Arnett, E. Tendayi Achiume, Monica C. Bell, Khaled A Beydoun, Maryam Jamshidi, Catherine Powell, and Aziz Rana.

Registration is free. The organizers kindly request all RSVPs by November 14. Register for the event here.


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