Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


SPRC In conversation with Laleh Khalili

by Luke de Noronha and Laleh Khalili

Laleh Khalili

3 November 2021

Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics and author of Sinews of War & Trade, joins us for a conversation on land reclamation, dredging and the role of maritime infrastructures as conduits of the movement of technologies, capital, people and cargo. Addressing the significant bodies of water around which a politics has taken shape, Laleh discusses the tension of the sea as a romanticised incredible and abstract space, yet also a space of death, exploitation, slavery and colonialism, highlighting the geoeconomical inequalities in the world.

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This conversation was recorded on 30th June 2021

Speakers: Luke de Noronha, Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity & Postcolonial Studies, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre  //  Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London
ProducerKaissa Karhu
Editor: Amie Liebowitz