Researcher of Mass Displacement, Violence, Exile Visits Oct. 22-23

PULLMAN, Wash. — Award-winning author and researcher Liisa Malkki will discuss “Concepts of World Citizenship, Forgotten Cosmopolitanism and World Government in the Post-World War II Era” from 3:30-5 p.m., Oct. 23, in Washington State University’s Todd Hall, Room 125.

Malkki is one of 12 distinguished scholars annually selected by the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, a senior honor society, to visit some 100 colleges and universities throughout the nation. The local Phi Beta Kappa chapter and WSU’s College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring the visit.

Malkki is a leading researcher on mass displacement, violence and exile, international organizations and humanitarian interventions, particularly in Africa. She is the author of the award-winning book “Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania.” She also won the 1995 Amaury Talbot Prize for the best book on Africa by the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The associate professor of anthropology at the University of California at Irvine will participate in a noon discussion with the WSU Ethics Group Oct. 22 in the Compton Union Building, Room 112-113. Malkki will meet with Honors College students during their new fireside chat series in Honors Hall main lounge at noon, Oct. 23, and she also will attend anthropology and political science classes throughout the day.

For more information, contact Sally Burkhart of WSU’s International Programs at 509/335-1348.