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  Dr. Vijay Prashad, NCORE 2007 (San Francisco) keynote speaker API Caucus   


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Vijay Prashad

We were privileged to have Dr. Vijay Prashad as the NCORE 2007 (San Francisco) keynote speaker. Dr. Prashad represents the first South Asian keynote speaker in an NCORE conference.. The title of his speech was "What happened to Anti-Racism." NCORE 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the conference.

Background Information

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Professor of South Asian History and Director of the International Studies Program at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. His most recent books are The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New York: The New Press) and Dispatches from Latin America: Experiments Against Neoliberalism (co-edited with Teo Ballve, Boston: South End Press). Vijay Prashad is the author of ten other books, including two selected by the Village Voice as books of the year Karma of Brown Folk (2000) and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity (2001). He is on the board of the Center for Third World Organizing (Oakland), United for a Fair Economy (Boston) and National Priorities Project (Northampton). Vijay writes a monthly column for Frontline (India), ZNET and Counterpunch. The recent published ZNet commentaries by Vijay Prashad: Northampton’s Book of Peace (September 18, 2006); The Ring Around China (September 1, 2006); Security (June 6, 2006); The Lobby (May 4, 2006); The Ugly American (March 6, 2006).

Dr. Prashad earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago in 1994. He formerly taught history at Syracuse and Cornell.