All aboard the McCargo Express


from Press News, posted 12/01/2011 - 14:28

 Perhaps as befitting his globetrotter reputation, Duncan McCargo launched his latest book, Mapping National Anxieties, at several venues in November. And there is more to come.

Of special note for us was the launch at NIAS on November 17th. Here, a wee celebration of the book was preceded by a fascinating lecture by Professor McCargo of his ‘take’ on the southern Thai situation and its wider implications for the country’s future. The fact that this low-profile conflict has been one of the world’s bloodiest in recent years – #3 behind Iraq and Afghanistan – was surprising. He also made a fascinating comparison of this conflict with that from the 1980s and ’90s in Northern Ireland (the author spent a year in Belfast at the height of the ‘Troubles’). All in all, this was a well-attended launch with a great deal of interaction between the attendees.

Thereafter, the author presented his book in Stockholm on the 21st and again in Oslo a week later.

Now we hear that Professor McCargo will be showcasing the book in New York next week, at a ‘Brown Bag Discussion / Book Talk’ at Columbia University on the 9th. Should you be in the vicinity of this event, you will find it well worth the trip to attend; Duncan is always an entertaining speaker. Further details are here.

No doubt a hometown launch of the book in Leeds will follow one of these days, if his colleagues can tie him down.


 

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