Carol Anderson, the 2008 Day Pitney Visiting Scholar, will give a talk at the law school titled, “When the Levees Broke: The Un-Civil Rights Movement in America.”
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. in Starr Hall.
Anderson will discuss how the human catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina was not the result of an accident, but was instead the product of decades of deliberate public policy decisions made in the international realm.
Anderson is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri.
Her research and teaching focus on U.S. international relations and public policy, especially concerning human rights and African-Americans.
She has received fellowships and grants from prestigious institutions such as the Ford Foundation and the National Humanities Center.
Most recently, Professor Anderson completed a fellowship at Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.