Apr 18 • 57M

E93 - The International Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois w/ Adom Getachew and Jennifer Pitts

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Danny and Derek welcome Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, and Jennifer Pitts, Professor of Political Science and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, to discuss their co-edited volume W.E.B. Du Bois: International Thought, a collection of essays and speeches by Du Bois engaging in empire and internationalism. They touch on the book’s relation to the discipline of international relations, Du Bois’ encounters with the international as a young man, his notion of the color line, the recurring theme of democratic despotism in his work, his evolving relationship to liberalism, his views on Liberia, Japan, and Russia, and more.