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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Human Geography Lectures: Dirty Dancing

3rd March 2015, 13:00 to 15:00, W007, Main Geography Building, Professor Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia

The Politics-State-Space and Urban Worlds research clusters are pleased to jointly present a guest lecture by Professor Derek Gregory, visiting us from the University of Columbia to speak about his research on drone warfare. He will discuss the CIA-directed drone strikes in Pakistan through ideas of the space of exception and territory as political technology.

Derek Gregory is the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His books include Ideology, Science and Human Geography (1978), Regional Transformation and Industrial Revolution (1982), Geographical Imaginations (1989), The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq (2004). His current work focuses on the geographies of late modern war. He blogs at

The session will be hosted by Professor Joe Painter. If you would like to meet with our guest outside the event, please let him know. All are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

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