Arms Trafficking: Its Past, Present, and Future
The Berkeley Program Committee invited Academy members and guests to join historian Brian DeLay as he discussed the history of the arms trade, which he argues reaches much farther back than the post-World War II military-industrial complex, and has entangled state and market since George Washington's day.
After DeLay's presentation, Priya Satia, Daniel Sargent, and Ron Hassner participated in a joint conversation moderated by David Hollinger. They discussed the importance of studying the history of arms trade to understand international relations, the history of capitalism and state making, and power relations between the United States and the rest of the world. This program was followed by a reception in the Seaborg Room of the University of California, Berkeley Faculty Club.