The Capitol Insurrection in Global Perspective (Talk at U. Pittsburgh 26 Feb 2021)

Global Studies Center- University of Pittsburgh

Lecture: 26 February 2021 12 pm EST . To Join:

Many Americans, including most commentators in the mainstream media, have tried to make sense of the events of January 6, 2021, in terms of US racism, QAnon, and Trumpism ā€“ as a distinctly American phenomenon. Those are of course crucial parts of the story but treated in isolation from global processes, that story is incomplete and dangerously misleading. 

This panel will explore the urgency of situating the Capitol Insurrection in a broader historical and transnational framework highlighting the complex dynamics of empire and colonialism, global white supremacy, militarized and racialized policing, and neoliberal capitalism.