Monday, February 13
Pirates of the Mediterranean: Sea Bandits & the Making of Modern States
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Cost: Free

Dr. Judith Tucker, Georgetown University, will present "Pirates of the Mediterranean: Sea Bandits and the Making of Modern States." As outlaws and “enemies of all mankind,” pirates have long posed a challenge to power. They also played a large role in shaping the ambitions and institutions of the modern state. Dr. Tucker draws on the history of piracy in the Mediterranean and the Arab Gulf in the early modern and modern periods to explore the actions and limits of state power in the battle against piracy. States have used coercion, manipulation and seduction in their attempts to regulate and eliminate piracy, but dominion over those who sail beyond the boundaries of law and social values remains elusive.

Contact Information:
Name: Ellen Fleischmann, Alumni Chair in Humanities