Benedict R.O’G. Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emeritus at Cornell University. His Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism is widely considered one of the most influential books of the late 20th century. Since its initial publication in 1983 Imagined Communities has been published in thirty-seven countries and translated into thirty-two languages.
Anderson is among the foremost comparative scholars of contemporary Southeast Asia and global studies. His pathbreaking book-length works on the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, as well as an array of highly influential articles, have opened up broad new areas of research. These works have consistently reshaped academic and political discussions globally.
Professor Anderson will be giving two upcoming talks in Hawai’i, at the East-West Center (5 Nov) and at UHM (8 Nov). Details below:
Nationalism: Change in Consciousness or Fiction? with Benedict R.O’G. Anderson (NEW)
Co-sponsored by CSEAS
Location: Keoni Auditorium, Jefferson Hall, East-West Center
Date: 5 November 2012, 3:00-5:00 PM
A Conversation on the State and Future of Philippine, Filipino-American, Asian-American, Ethnic and Pacific Island Studies
with Benedict R.O’G. Anderson (NEW)
Location: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), UHM
Date: 8 November 2012, 3:00-5:00 PM