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1869, the Cornell University Press Podcast Cornell University Press

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Podcast series from Cornell University Press. Changing the world one book at a time.

    1869, Ep. 96 with Benno Weiner, author of The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

    1869, Ep. 96 with Benno Weiner, author of The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

    This episode we speak with Benno Weiner, author of the new book The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier -
    https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501749391/the-chinese-revolution-on-the-tibetan-frontier/

    Benno Weiner is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University and co-editor of Conflicting Memories.

    We spoke to Benno about how the public has been asking the wrong question about the Tibet question, why it is essential that historians of China study how China tried to integrate its borderland regions into the modern Chinese nation, and where the People’s Republic of China looks to be heading today in regards to ethnic minority issues.

    • 11 min
    1869, Ep. 95 with Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, author of Violating Peace

    1869, Ep. 95 with Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, author of Violating Peace

    This episode we speak with Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, author of the new book Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping -
    https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748059/violating-peace/

    Jasmine-Kim Westendorf is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia, and a Research Associate at the Developmental Leadership Program. She is author of Why Peace Processes Fail. Follow her on Twitter @jasminekimw.

    We spoke to Jasmine-Kim about the consolidated data that she has collected in her book showing that sexual exploitation and abuse has happened in every peace operation and every peacebuilding process that the international community has been involved in, and that it continues to happen to this day. This ongoing sexual misconduct has significant and long-term impacts on the capacity and credibility of the international community involved in peacekeeping, and Jasmine-Kim’s new book offers concrete policy suggestions that more effectively address this phenomenon in future peace operations.

    • 13 min
    1869, Ep. 94 with Ray Brescia, author of The Future of Change

    1869, Ep. 94 with Ray Brescia, author of The Future of Change

    This episode we speak with Ray Brescia, author of the new book The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions -
    https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748110/the-future-of-change/

    Ray Brescia is the Hon. Harold R. Tyler Chair in Law & Technology and a Professor of Law at Albany Law School. Before, he was a lawyer and community organizer in New York City, working in Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx, and Chinatown to promote housing rights, worker rights, and economic development. He has held positions at the Urban Justice Center, the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, and the Legal Aid Society of New York, where he was a Skadden Fellow, and as a law clerk to the Hon. Constance Baker Motley, United States District Court Judge. Follow him on Twitter: @rbrescia

    We spoke to Ray about how new means of communication have sparked social movements, the many “social innovation moments” found throughout history, and how social change activism can become more effective by learning from the social movement failures and successes in the past.

    • 14 min
    1869, Ep. 93 with Richard W. Maass, author of The Picky Eagle

    1869, Ep. 93 with Richard W. Maass, author of The Picky Eagle

    This episode we speak with Richard W. Maass, author of the new book The Picky Eagle: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion - https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748752/the-picky-eagle/#bookTabs=2

    Richard W. Maass is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Evansville. Follow him on Twitter @richardmaass.

    We spoke to Richard about why the United States stopped annexing territory, and why U.S leaders often declined even profitable opportunities for annexation due to xenophobia and overtly racist rationales fearing that new territory would bring into the United States large populations they saw as alien in terms of race, ethnicity, language, or religion.

    As a loyal listener to the podcast we’d like to offer you a special 30% discount on her new book. To receive your discount please go to cornellpress.cornell.edu and use the promo code 09POD. If you live in the UK use the discount code CSANNOUNCE and visit the website combinedacademic.co.uk.

    • 13 min
    1869, Ep. 92 with Melissa M. Lee, author of Crippling Leviathan

    1869, Ep. 92 with Melissa M. Lee, author of Crippling Leviathan

    This episode we speak with Melissa M. Lee, author of the new book Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State.
    https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748363/crippling-leviathan

    Melissa M. Lee is Assistant Professor of Political and International Affairs at Princeton University. Visit her website at melissamlee.com.

    We spoke to Melissa about the problem of ungoverned space–pockets of territory outside the control of the central government; why ungoverned space is a consequence of foreign subversion; and the impressive array of evidence demonstrating how foreign subversion undermines state authority and impedes state consolidation.

    As a loyal listener to the podcast we’d like to offer you a special 30% discount on her new book. To receive your discount please go to cornellpress.cornell.edu and use the promo code 09POD. If you live in the UK use the discount code CSANNOUNCE and visit the website combinedacademic.co.uk.

    • 10 min
    1869, Ep. 91 with Mary Brazelton, author of Mass Vaccination

    1869, Ep. 91 with Mary Brazelton, author of Mass Vaccination

    This episode we speak with Mary Brazelton, author of the new book Mass Vaccination: Citizen’s Bodies and State Power in Modern China -
    https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501739989/mass-vaccination/

    Mary Augusta Brazelton is University Lecturer in Global Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

    We spoke to Mary about the striking parallels between China’s success in eradicating smallpox and their current efforts in combating COVID-19—the systems of surveillance and intervention that China developed to implement and monitor vaccinations have created increasingly effective strategies to control epidemics, demonstrated most recently in the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan.

    As a loyal listener to the podcast we’d like to offer you a special 30% discount on her new book. To receive your discount please go to cornellpress.cornell.edu and use the promo code 09POD. If you live in the UK use the discount code CSANNOUNCE and visit the website combinedacademic.co.uk.

    • 18 min

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