Mergen-Palmer Lecture 2019: The Global Interior

Imagining and Extracting Minerals in the Projection of American Power

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 GW Ph.D alum Dr. Megan Black, current assistant professor of International History at the London School of Economics will speak on her book, The Global Interior: Mineral Frontiers and American Power. When one thinks of the history of U.S. global expansion, the Department of the Interior rarely comes to mind. Its very name declares its narrow portfolio. Yet The Global Interior reveals that a government organ best known for managing domestic natural resources and operating national parks has constantly supported and projected American power