Annual NIAS-Lecture on decolonization and the political use of history with Ian Buruma, Pierre Asselin and Esther Captain

22 woe
22 mei 2019

De Waalse Kerk, Walenpleintje 159


Historian Ian Buruma (Gouden Ganzenveer 2019) will speak about Japanese and Dutch imperial justifications of occupying the Indonesian Archipelago. This lecture will be followed by a response of NIAS fellow Pierre Asselin (Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University) and Esther Captain (KITLV) from the NIAS Theme Group ‘Comparing the Wars of Decolonization’.

 The full program will follow in March. Stay tuned to be among the first when registration opens.

When & where

22 May, 16.00

De Waalse Kerk, Walenpleintje 159, Amsterdam

Free admission

About NIAS

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