Upcoming President’s Lecture at UM to Highlight Foreign Policy, Forced Displacement

January 26, 2015

MISSOULA – A rising authority on international relations and security studies will deliver the next installment of the 2014-15 President’s Lecture Series at the University of Montana.

Kelly Greenhill, author of the 2011 International Studies Association’s Best Book of the Year, “Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy,” will present her lecture, “Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement as an Instrument of Foreign Policy” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in University Center Ballroom.

Greenhill also will lead a seminar earlier that day, titled “Better than the Truth: Extra-Factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation,” from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. The lecture and seminar both are free and open to the public.

After earning a doctorate in psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004, Greenhill taught at Wesleyan University before joining the faculty at Tufts University in 2007. She teaches Theories of International Politics, Political Geography and International Conflict, Causes of Modern Interstate War and Better than Truth: Extra-Factual Information in International Politics.

Greenhill currently is working on her book, “Whispers of War, Mongers of Fear: Extra-Factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation.” She also has co-edited “Sex, Drugs and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict” and “The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics.”

The President’s Lecture Series at UM consists of 10 talks on vital topics by distinguished guest speakers throughout the academic year. For more information on the series, visit http://umt.edu/president/events/lectures/ or call UM history Professor Richard Drake at 406-243-2981.

Contact: Richard Drake, UM history professor and lecture series organizer, 406-243-2981, richard.drake@umontana.edu.