Feb 152014

Decolonization is widely considered one of the foundational processes of the modern world–an old imperial order was swept away, and a new world of nations emerged to replace it. But is the modern era really a world of nations or largely the detritus of broken-down empires? Is a world of nations an attainable or even desirable situation?

Speaker Biography: John Darwin is Beit University lecturer in the history of the British Commonwealth at Nuffield College, Oxford University.

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