Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kirby 104
Neil Maher

This talk is about the ways the space race and the Vietnam War were part of a common political world that sought to understand and control nature, from outer space to the jungles of Southeast Asia. Maher is an environmental historian at NJIT and Rutgers whose work focuses on 20th-century environmental and political history and the history of technology and medicine.  "Shooting (from) the Moon" is part of his forthcoming book on the environmental history of the space race.

Sponsored by: 
The Lafayette Forum on Technology and the Liberal Arts | with Engineering Studies, History, Asian Studies, Government and Law, International Affairs, and Mechanical Engineering.