A Belknap Global Conversation: Empire of Rubber with Gregg Mitman and Simon Gikandi
Thu, 11/11 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne
The Humanities Council is pleased to host a Belknap Global Conversation with Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), author of the newly published book Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia, and Simon Gikandi (Chair, English). Mitman’s scrupulously researched narrative of ecology and disease, commerce and science, and racial politics and political maneuvering, uncovers the global history of a corporate empire—a story with special import for the Princeton community.
Reception immediately following. Registration required in advance. Space limited to PUID holders. Livestream available to the public.