Lukes and Sarkar Participate in GloDec Initiative Book Talk

On December 9, 2020, Igor Lukes, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School, participated in a book talk with author Lorenz Lüthi, associate professor of history at McGill University, to discuss his book, Cold Wars: Asia, The Middle East, Europe.

During the event, Lukes discussed the implications of Cold Wars for the historiography of Cold War East Central Europe while Sarkar broached its significance for understanding the global Cold War in South Asia. The discussant on the Middle East was Dr. Victor McFarland, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri.

A recording of the book talk can be viewed below.

The talk was organized by the Pardee School’s Global Decolonization Initiative (GloDec Initiative). The event, “Decolonization Book Talk #2,” was part of the Decolonization@60 series, hosted on the 60th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514, formally called, “Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.”