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Merze Tate, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle to Decolonize International Relations

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Classics, a series of trans-disciplinary discussions of landmark CRES creators and works. This talk will be presented by Reed political science professor Alex Montgomery and Jonneke Koomen from Willamette University.

Merze Tate was the first African-American woman to attend Oxford (where she received a B.Litt. in international relations), the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in government and international relations from Harvard University (then Radcliffe College), and one of the first two female members to join the department of history at Howard University. W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard, was a widely celebrated sociologist, historian, and founder of the NAACP. Despite their extensive writing on war and peace, both scholars were erased and excluded from the discipline of international relations. Learn more about Merze Tate, W.E.B. Dubois, and the struggle to decolonize international relations in the first CRES Classics talk.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by ICPS and CRES.

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Winch, Winch/Capehart
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES)
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