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Uploaded on Apr 14, 2009
University of Guam Presidential Lecture Series with Dr. Catherine Lutz "U.S. Military Basing and its Impacts on Local Communities and Global U.S. Strategy"
Dr. Lutz, is a Professor at the Watson Institute of International Studies and Department of Anthropology, Brown University. She received her BA in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College and her PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her most recent books include The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle against US Military Posts (New York University Press, 2009),Local Democracy under Siege: Activism, Public Interests, and Private Politics (New York University Press, 2007, winner of a Society for the Anthropology of North America book award),and Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century (Beacon Press, 2001, winner of the Leeds Prize and the Victor Turner Prize). Others include Reading National Geographic (Chicago, 1993) with Jane Collins, and Unnatural Emotions: Everyday Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and their Challenge to Western Theory (Chicago, 1988). She is the immediate past president of the American Ethnological Society, the largest organization of cultural anthropologists in the United States.