What to Expect from US Foreign Policy - December 9, 2016 - NYC

Donald Trump’s shocking election victory presents itself not only as a national catastrophe for the American people, but as a threat to the entire globe. On December 9, RLS–NYC will host a panel discussion on future President Trump’s impact in the global arena. Focusing on different regions, we will look at what to expect in terms of strategic alliances, shifting partnerships, conflict resolution, multilateralism, environmental policies, and more. >>read more


With Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jillian Schwedler, and Ingar Sol

Western Bombs, Eastern Destruction: What the idea of regime change has wrought from Iraq to Libya


Book Launch and discussion with Vijay Prashad on the geopolitics of the Middle East in the broader context of revolutionary history,  featuring Aaron Jakes and Ahmad Shokr.

Vijay Prashad is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College.

Aaron Jakes is assistant professor of historical studies at the New School, where he is also a faculty fellow at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies.

Ahmad Shokr is a Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and Assistant Profe

Book Talk: Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World


Series: Middle East Initiative Speaker Series
Open to the Public - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
December 6, 2016
4:00-5:30 p.m.

A discussion with Karim Makdisi, Associate Professor of International Politics and Director of the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Research Director of the UN in the Arab World program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Issam Fares Institu

United Nations Bookshop: Meet the Authors of 'Land of Blue Helmets


Karim Makdisi
and Vijay Prashad

Friday, 2 December 2016
1:00 - 2:00 PM
United Nations Bookshop,
GA Building, Visitors' Concourse

Karim Makdisi is  Associate Professor of International Politics at the American University of Beirut and Research Director of the UN in the Arab World program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.

Vijay Prashad is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College as well as Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and Internationa

Where Do We Go From Here? A Post-Election Analysis


Panelists will discuss: (1) What impact the circus-like election cycle has had on politics and progressive struggles and (2) what prospects do activists have under the new administration for addressing issues (like climate change, racism, imperialism and militarism), and what might be points of leverage? And (3) what are sources of hope going forward?

There will be several panelists, including Professor Vijay Prashad, Professor Stellan Vinthagen, “In These Times” contributor Marc Daalder (and more!) who will speak and then open up a discussion among each other and to the audience.

Date: Nove

Cultural Revolution in Asia and Beyond



3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Room 153), Duke University

Plenary Session: The Cultural Revolution in South Asia and Beyond

Moderator: Prasenjit Duara, Duke University



Communism and the Lost Time of the Gun

Fifty years ago, in Havana Cuba, the guerrilla leaders of the wars of national independence gathered to inaugurate the Tricontinental. It was at that conference that the PAIGC1s Amilcar Cabral argued that armed struggle was the only way to confront imperialism. From Vietnam at one end to Cuba at an

The "War on Terror," 15 Years Later


Public Lecture – Vijay Prashad

October 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Balch Auditorium 
Scripps College

The Global War on Terror from the Standpoint of its Victims

Seen from a village in Waziristan, in the upper reaches of Pakistan, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) appears quite differently than it does in the anti-septic briefing rooms at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It is to understand the GWOT from that vantage that I decided to report – as widely as possible – from the villages that are in the gun-sights of the drone operators. This talk will travel through the landscape of the GWOT, assessi

Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)


The Penn State School of International Affairs

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-0788 


After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. This talk by Vijay Pras

Legacies of the Tricontinental: Imperialism, Resistance, Law


International Colloquium

September 22 to 24, 2016


Room 1, CES-Coimbra

Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

Praça Dom Dinis, 3020 Coimbra, Portugal



AUDITORIO DA REITORIA  Saturday, 24th September 2016, 17:00 - 18:30

Closing Plenary: Remembering the Tricontinental and Anti-Imperial Struggle

Vijay Prashad