Benedict Anderson
Professor Emeritus, International Studies, Government and Asian Studies, Cornell University
East-West Center
November 5, 2012

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson is the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emeritus at Cornell University. His Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism is widely considered one of the most influential books of the late 20th century. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has been published in 37 countries and translated into 32 languages. He also authored Language and Power: Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia; The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World; and Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination, among others. Anderson is among the foremost comparative scholars of contemporary Southeast Asia and global studies. His publications on the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, as well as an array of articles, have opened up broad new areas of research. These works have consistently reshaped academic and political discussions globally.

Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center
University of Hawai‘i Distinguished Lecture Series
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
UHM Department of Anthropology
UHM Department of History
UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies
UHM School of Pacific and Asian Studies
UHM Department of Political Science
UHM College of Arts and Humanities
UHM Center for Philippine Studies
UHM College of Social Sciences
UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies

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