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Expelled South Asians (Indians) in the Netherlands at Schiphol airport after leaving Uganda, 24 November 1972.

Wikimedia CC/Bert Verhoeff / Anefo

Seminar - Open to the Public

Disorderly & Inhumane: Explaining Government-Sponsored Mass Expulsion, 1900–2020

Thu., Nov. 3, 2022 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Meghan Garrity, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program

This seminar examines why and how governments expel ethnic groups en masse. What motivates them to implement expulsion policies and why don't more governments do the same? Isolating policies of intentional group-based population removal—distinct from genocide, massacre, and coercive assimilation—more precisely identifies the motivations of expulsionist governments. However, not all governments motivated to expel move forward with its implementation. Through a novel paired comparison of South Asian minorities in post-colonial Uganda and Kenya, this presentation introduces a new framework to conceptualize the process of government mass expulsion policy decisions. 

Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! Please register in advance for this seminar: