James Scott, Political Science, Yale University

“Early Stages: The Golden Age of Barbarians”

Thursday, October 24, 12:20 pm, 422 North Hall

“Four Domestications: Fire, Plants, Animals and Us, OR the Late Neolithic Multi-Species Resettlement Camp”

HILLDALE LECTURE, Thursday, October 24, 5:30 pm, Memorial Union Great Hall

“Some Histories of State Evasion in Southeast Asia and Elsewhere”

Friday, October 25, 12 noon, 19 Ingraham Hall

Co-Sponsored By the Political Science Department, the A. E. Havens Center, the Harvey Goldberg Center, the Center For Southeast Asian Studies, the History Department, the Geography Department, the Anthropology Department, the Nelson Institute, and the Institute For Research in the Humanities.

A man looks to left and into the camera. His head is tilted slightly downward, so his gaze, framed by tortoise-shell eyeglasses with oval lenses, looks over the rims. His hair is short and brown, while the top of his head is bald. He wears a green t-shirt, a light blue button-down shirt, and a royal blue vest with a zipper. In the background, one sees light brown, blue and white tones.JAMES SCOTT is the Sterling professor of political science, professor of anthropology and director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He is the author of The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia; Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance; Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts; The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia; and Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.