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School/Organization/Current anthropological attachment
Saint Martin's University

Some Recent Work

Publications & Web-papers

2009 “Counterinsurgency’s Free Ride: The Press and Human Terrain Systems.” CounterPunch April 7, 2009.

2009 “Review of Ugo Mattei & Laura Nader’s, Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal.”Multinational Monitor January/February 2009, pp 48-49.

2009 “Counterinsurgency, Anthropology and Disciplinary Complicity: An Interview With Roberto González on Human Terrain Systems.” CounterPunch February 3, 2009.

2008 “The Leaky Ship of Human Terrain Systems: First Read of a Leaked Handbook”
December 12, 2008.

2008 “Payback Time: The Student Who Decided to Not Be a Spook.” CounterPunch 15(15):6-8. 9/1-15/08.

2008 “Social Science in Harness: Inside the Minerva Consortium.” CounterPunch June 25, 2008.

Conference Papers & Presentations

“Problems with Counterinsurgent Anthropological Theory: or, by the Time a Military Relies on Counterinsurgency it has Already Lost.” University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology Conference: Reconsidering American Power. Chicago, Illinois, April 24, 2009.

“Anthropology’s Third Rail: Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Political Uses of Militarized Anthropology.” Paper presented at School for Advanced Research Plenary Session on Military Imaginaries, Ethnographic Realities. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 19, 2009.

“War is a Force that Gives Anthropology Ethics: History, Warfare and Anthropologists’ Conflicting Duties.” Pitzer College public lecture series on “Interpreting War and Conflict,” February 9, 2009.

“Pushing Back at the Militarization of Anthropology.” Keynote Address, War and Social Sciences Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson. January 24, 2009.

Organizer and Chair of Presidential Invited Session on “Collaboration Against Military Engagements: Reconsidering Anthropologists for Radical Political Action 35 Years After the Fact,” and a paper presented on: “Limiting Democracy and Reigning-In ARPA at the Annual Business Meeting: Or, Rules for Radicals (as Interpreted and Enforced by the Old Guard”. Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 20, 2008.

“Welcome to Negativland: On Identifying the Empty Spaces Marking What Isn’t Being Said.” Remarks made as discussant in Invited Session, sponsored by the AAA Executive Program Committee on “Anthropology, the Military and War.” Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 22, 2008.

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At 6:38pm on June 5, 2009, Keith Hart said…
I suspected that you were there too, but wasn't sure. I was teaching at Chicago for a month and turned up just for that session (I had my family with me). Myerson was indeed pathetic. He reminded me of Sir John Hicks in A theory of economic history: schoolboy history larded with "common sense' and occasional recourse to the eternal verities of economic principle.
At 11:00am on June 5, 2009, Keith Hart said…
David, It's great that you have started a branch of the discussion/campaign in the OAC. When Gustaaf gets back to London, perhaps we can draw him in too. I was in Chicago when John Kelly organized the recent conference there. Marshall Sahlins produced a withering, ethnographically rich demolition of the counter-insurgency manual (I forget its name). Maybe we could draw him in if it takes off here. Keith


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