Power Receives CSL Excellence Award, CoľOrganizes Historians Against the War Conference
Margaret Power, professor of history, received the College of Science and Letters Dean's Excellence Award in teaching for her work on Latin America, women, and world history. Dean Russell Betts also cited her leadership in four Interprofessional Projects (IPROs). She has taught at IIT since 1995 and is the pre–law adviser for the university, coordinating the honors law program.
Power is currently co–organizing the Historians Against the War conference, which will take place at Towson University, Baltimore, Md., April 5–7.
The theme "The New Faces of War" highlights the many ways that war-making has changed in recent decades, especially in the early 21st century.
The conference will begin with keynote speakers Alfred McCoy, J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a much-published author on U.S. policies, and Col. Ann Wright, a former U.S. military officer and diplomat and prominent antiwar activist.
The conference will feature panels of historians and activists. Key speakers include Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University; Nick Turse, associate editor of TomDispatch.com; Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Vinay Lal, associate professor of history, University of California – Los Angeles; and John Prados, Senior Research Fellow at the National Security Archive.