Robert E. Latham

Department of Political Science

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, N824
Phone: 647-718-9069 Ext: 46011
Emailrlatham1@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.academia.edu/RobertLatham

TO SEE PROFILE AND PUBLICATIONS GO TO: http://yorku.academia.edu/RobertLatham

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Interested in borders, sovereignty, political economy, environmental studies, politics of new media, critical theories of conflict, civil society, transnational politics, governance, intervention // Anarchism, spatial politics, democracy, political ecology, knowledge, post-nationality, temporality, materialism, mediality, international sociology and IR, imperialism and empire, state theory; collective action, human rights and international law; culture and conflict, global politics; world order, liberalism // Israel-Palestine, Africa, North America, Arctic

Area of Specialization

Political Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research
Master of Arts, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Pomona College, Claremont, California


Research Interests

Communications , Politics and Government , Interested in borders, sovereignty, political economy environmental studies, politics of new media, critical theories of conflict, civil society, transnational politics, governance, intervention // Anarchism, spatial politics, democracy, political ecology, knowledge, post-nationality, temporality, materialism, mediality, international sociology and IR, imperialism and empire, state theory; collective action, human rights and international law; culture and conflict, global politics; world order, liberalism // Israel-Palestine, Africa, North America, Arctic, Political Theory

All Publications

Books

2005 Digital Formations: Information Technology and New Architectures in the Global Realm. Edited Volume: co-edited with Saskia Sassen, Princeton University Press) (368 pps)
-“Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study;” introduction, co-written with S. Sassen (35 pps.).

2003 Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship between Information Technology and Security. Edited volume: The New Press. (326 pps.)
-“Introduction” (25 pps.)

2001 Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global/Local Networks of Power. Co-edited volume with Thomas Callaghy and Ronald Kassimir (Cambridge University Press) (322 pps.).
-“Introduction: transboundary formations, intervention, order, and authority”…co-written with T. Callaghy and R. Kassimer (23 pps).
-“Toward a new research agenda,” co-written with R. Kassimir (13 pps.).

1997 The Liberal Moment: Modernity, Security, and the Making of Postwar International Order. Columbia University Press. In series, New Directions in World Politics. (281 pps)

Book Chapters

2002 “Mapping Global/Local Spaces.” In Yale Ferguson and R.J. Barry Jones (eds.), Political Space: The New Frontier of Global Politics. SUNY Press. (21 pps.)

2001 “Identifying the Contours of Transboundary Political Life.” In Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa, ed. Callaghy, Kassimir, and Latham (Cambridge University Press) (25 pps.)

2001 “Liberalism and War.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (6 encyclopedia pps.)

Journal Articles

2010 “Border Formations: Subjectivity and Security at the Border” (Citizenship Studies) (April) (21pp)

2008 “What Are We? From a Multicultural to a Multiversal Canada.” International Journal (Spring)

2006 “Knowledge and Governance in the Digital Age: The Politics of Monitoring Planetary Life.” First Monday (September) (18 pps).

2002 “Information Technology and Social Transformation” (Review Essay). International Studies Review, (Spring) (15 pps.).

2001 “The Public Relevance of International Security Research in an Era of Globalism.” Co-authored with Martin Malin. International Studies Perspectives (Summer) (10 pps.).

2000 “Social Sovereignty.” Theory, Culture & Society (August) (18 pps.).

1997 "History, Theory, and International Order: Some Lessons from the Nineteenth Century." Review of International Studies (Fall) (24 pps.).

1997 “Globalization and Democratic Provisionism: Re-Reading Polanyi.” New Political Economy (Winter). (11 pps.)

1996 "Getting Out From Under: Rethinking Security Beyond Liberalism and the Level-of-Analysis Problem." Millennium: Journal of International Studies (Spring) (32 pps.).

1995 "Thinking About Security After the Cold War." International Studies Notes (Fall) (8 pps.).

1995 "Liberalism's Order / Liberalism's Other: A Genealogy of Threat." Alternatives. (Winter) (36 pps.)

1993 "Democracy and War-Making: Locating the International Liberal Context." Millennium: Journal of International Studies. (Summer) (25 pps.)

Conference Papers

2010 "Israel and Palestine: Social Space, Security, and Alternative Sovereignties", Bogazici University DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS July

2009 Conference Paper, “Post-Multiculturalism and Transnationality,”, Conference, Toward and Demcocratic Cosmopolis: Diaspora, Citizenship, and Recognition, York University

2009 Workshop Paper, “Mobile Subjectivity and Border Security” Border Governance: A Comparative North American Perspective, IberoAmericana University, Mexico City

2008 Conference Paper, “Borders, Knowledge, and Justice.” Security and Exclusion, Centre for Studies in Social Justice University of Windsor

2008 “What can a Post-Multicultural Society Look Like?” Main keynote speaker, International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations

2008 “Diasporas and Multiversal Politics” Presentation at workshop, Diasporas and Insecurity: Diasporas, Democracy, and Canada

2007 “What Are We? From a Multicultural to a Multiversal Canada.” Con/founding Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

2007 “Reframing Twenty-First Century Military Identity.” Presentation at the Security and Defence Forum-Net Workshop, Popular Violence. York University

2007 “Translocality and Intervention.” Presentation at the Lines of Flight Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

2007 “U.S.-Iran, Crisis as a Mode of Engagement.” Presentation for Roundtable, “Iran and the Politics of Crisis.” York University.

2007 “Situating U.S. Policy in Africa.” Presentation for Roundtable Africom/Africaplan: The New Scramble for Africa. York University.

2007 “Meta-Security.” Presentation at the Security and Defence Forum-Net Workshop, Developing Security?, McMaster University.

2007 “Exploring the Relationship between Transnational Relations and Transnational Law as Fields of Study.” Paper delivered at the YCISS Afternoon Seminar Series. 20 February. York University.

2007 Commenator on "Minority Rights and the New International Politics of Diversity" by Will Kymlicka, Conference for Political Thought – Toronto Chapter.

2005 “Do Liberal Orders Crash and Burn or Just Fade Away?” 2005 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2003 “The Pursuit of Necessary Knowledge.” Presentation at the UNDP Global Meeting on ICT for Development, Ottawa.

2003 “The Technologies of Global Activism.” Presentation on panel, “The Growth of Web Activism: the Use of the Internet as a Political Tool,” School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

2003 “International Conflict, Cooperation and IT.” Presentation on panel, “Critical Perspectives on Conflict Resolution,” Fulbright Program.

2002 “Information Technology and Social Change.” Paper for panel, New Information Technologies: Perspectives from the Research Field, Markle Foundation.

2001 “The Practice of Multilateral Diplomacy in the Information Age.” Presentation at Workshop, “E-Diplomacy and International Organizations.” Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University.

2000 “History, Theory, and Trans-Boundary Relations.” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Los Angeles.

1999 “The Relevance of Political Science for Diplomatic History.” Rountable presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Princeton University.

1999 “Changing Conceptions of Sovereignty.” Presentation at workshop, “Migration and the (Supra-National) State,” sponsored by the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizen-ship and the European Union Center, New York.

1998 “Transterritorial Deployments, International Arenas, and Translocal Networks.” Paper presented at Pan-European International Relations Conference sponsored by the European Standing Group for International Relations and the International Studies Association, Vienna, Austria

1997 “Towards a Translocal Politics of Human Rights.” Human Rights Working Group, Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University.

1997 "Bringing Modernity In: the Stakes for Security Studies." 1997 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto.

1996 “Going Local: International Order and the Remaking of U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War.” 1996 annual meeting of the American Political Science Assoc., San Francisco.

1996 “Modernity and Security.” 1996 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego.

1995 "Global Governance as an International Political Form." 1995 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois.

1994 "Getting Out From Under: Rethinking Security beyond Liberalism and the Level-of-Analysis Problem." 1994 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York.

1994 "International Liberalism in Perspective: The Nineteenth-Century Antecedents." 1994 International Political Science Association Congress, Berlin.

1993 "The Strategic Dimensions of International Liberal Order: Some Lessons from the Cold War." 1993 annual meeting of the Northeast International Studies Association, Newark, New Jersey.

1993 "Liberalism as an International Order: Europe and the World." 1993 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Acapulco, Mexico.

1992 "International Liberalism, the Cold War and the Political Contours of the Post-WWII International System in Europe." 1992 annual meeting of the Northeast International Studies Association, Providence, R.I.

1992 "Atlantic Cooperation and International Liberalism: Is a Military Order a Necessary Condition?" 1992 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

1992 “Military Force and the Organization of an International Liberal Order: A Reconsideration." 1992 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

1992 “Liberalism, Security, and the New Europe." Fall conference of the Center for Politics, Theory, and Policy, "The Shape of Things to Come: Reflections on the Post-Cold War World," New School for Social Research, New York.

Professional Journal Articles

2009 “After Multiculturalism: Canada and its Multiversal Future” Canada Watch Fall 6pp

2009 “A Tale of Two Obamas” Canada Watch Feb/March (6 pp.)

2000 “The Politics and History of Responsibility across Boundaries.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs (Summer/Fall) (12 pps.).

Research Reports

2005 “Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet.” Research chapter for edited volume, Digital Formations: Information Technology and New Architectures in the Global Relations, co-edited by Latham and Saskia Sassen ( Princeton University Press) (23 pps.).

Public Lectures

2010 Invited Lecture “Borders, Subjectivities, and Assimilations,” Anthropology Graduate Colloquim, York University (January)

2008 Invited Talk, "Reformatting the Border: Bodies, Mobility, Mediation." Infoscape Research Lab, Ryerson University.

2005 “Is Our International Order Failing?" Invited guest speaker at School of International Service, American University.

1999 “Modernity and the Geopolitics of Liberalism.” Invited lecture to the International Relations/Diplomatic History Workshop, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University.

1998 “European Cooperation and the EEC: What the Marshall Plan Proposed, NATO Disposed.” Invited talk, Fifty Year Aniversary of the Marshall Plan Conference, at New York University, New York

1995 "The Global and the Local: Dilemmas in U.S. Foreign Policy." Invited talk given at School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

1994 "Liberal Modernity." Lecture given to the Modernity Seminar, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POLS1000 6.0  Introduction to Politics: Exploring the Democratic Experience LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2018 AP/POLS1000 6.0  Introduction to Politics: Exploring the Democratic Experience LECT  


TO SEE PROFILE AND PUBLICATIONS GO TO: http://yorku.academia.edu/RobertLatham


Interested in borders, sovereignty, political economy, environmental studies, politics of new media, critical theories of conflict, civil society, transnational politics, governance, intervention // Anarchism, spatial politics, democracy, political ecology, knowledge, post-nationality, temporality, materialism, mediality, international sociology and IR, imperialism and empire, state theory; collective action, human rights and international law; culture and conflict, global politics; world order, liberalism // Israel-Palestine, Africa, North America, Arctic

Area of Specialization

Political Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research
Master of Arts, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Research Interests:

Communications , Politics and Government , Interested in borders, sovereignty, political economy environmental studies, politics of new media, critical theories of conflict, civil society, transnational politics, governance, intervention // Anarchism, spatial politics, democracy, political ecology, knowledge, post-nationality, temporality, materialism, mediality, international sociology and IR, imperialism and empire, state theory; collective action, human rights and international law; culture and conflict, global politics; world order, liberalism // Israel-Palestine, Africa, North America, Arctic, Political Theory

All Publications

Books

2005 Digital Formations: Information Technology and New Architectures in the Global Realm. Edited Volume: co-edited with Saskia Sassen, Princeton University Press) (368 pps)
-“Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study;” introduction, co-written with S. Sassen (35 pps.).

2003 Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship between Information Technology and Security. Edited volume: The New Press. (326 pps.)
-“Introduction” (25 pps.)

2001 Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global/Local Networks of Power. Co-edited volume with Thomas Callaghy and Ronald Kassimir (Cambridge University Press) (322 pps.).
-“Introduction: transboundary formations, intervention, order, and authority”…co-written with T. Callaghy and R. Kassimer (23 pps).
-“Toward a new research agenda,” co-written with R. Kassimir (13 pps.).

1997 The Liberal Moment: Modernity, Security, and the Making of Postwar International Order. Columbia University Press. In series, New Directions in World Politics. (281 pps)

Book Chapters

2002 “Mapping Global/Local Spaces.” In Yale Ferguson and R.J. Barry Jones (eds.), Political Space: The New Frontier of Global Politics. SUNY Press. (21 pps.)

2001 “Identifying the Contours of Transboundary Political Life.” In Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa, ed. Callaghy, Kassimir, and Latham (Cambridge University Press) (25 pps.)

2001 “Liberalism and War.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (6 encyclopedia pps.)

Journal Articles

2010 “Border Formations: Subjectivity and Security at the Border” (Citizenship Studies) (April) (21pp)

2008 “What Are We? From a Multicultural to a Multiversal Canada.” International Journal (Spring)

2006 “Knowledge and Governance in the Digital Age: The Politics of Monitoring Planetary Life.” First Monday (September) (18 pps).

2002 “Information Technology and Social Transformation” (Review Essay). International Studies Review, (Spring) (15 pps.).

2001 “The Public Relevance of International Security Research in an Era of Globalism.” Co-authored with Martin Malin. International Studies Perspectives (Summer) (10 pps.).

2000 “Social Sovereignty.” Theory, Culture & Society (August) (18 pps.).

1997 "History, Theory, and International Order: Some Lessons from the Nineteenth Century." Review of International Studies (Fall) (24 pps.).

1997 “Globalization and Democratic Provisionism: Re-Reading Polanyi.” New Political Economy (Winter). (11 pps.)

1996 "Getting Out From Under: Rethinking Security Beyond Liberalism and the Level-of-Analysis Problem." Millennium: Journal of International Studies (Spring) (32 pps.).

1995 "Thinking About Security After the Cold War." International Studies Notes (Fall) (8 pps.).

1995 "Liberalism's Order / Liberalism's Other: A Genealogy of Threat." Alternatives. (Winter) (36 pps.)

1993 "Democracy and War-Making: Locating the International Liberal Context." Millennium: Journal of International Studies. (Summer) (25 pps.)

Conference Papers

2010 "Israel and Palestine: Social Space, Security, and Alternative Sovereignties", Bogazici University DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS July

2009 Conference Paper, “Post-Multiculturalism and Transnationality,”, Conference, Toward and Demcocratic Cosmopolis: Diaspora, Citizenship, and Recognition, York University

2009 Workshop Paper, “Mobile Subjectivity and Border Security” Border Governance: A Comparative North American Perspective, IberoAmericana University, Mexico City

2008 Conference Paper, “Borders, Knowledge, and Justice.” Security and Exclusion, Centre for Studies in Social Justice University of Windsor

2008 “What can a Post-Multicultural Society Look Like?” Main keynote speaker, International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations

2008 “Diasporas and Multiversal Politics” Presentation at workshop, Diasporas and Insecurity: Diasporas, Democracy, and Canada

2007 “What Are We? From a Multicultural to a Multiversal Canada.” Con/founding Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

2007 “Reframing Twenty-First Century Military Identity.” Presentation at the Security and Defence Forum-Net Workshop, Popular Violence. York University

2007 “Translocality and Intervention.” Presentation at the Lines of Flight Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

2007 “U.S.-Iran, Crisis as a Mode of Engagement.” Presentation for Roundtable, “Iran and the Politics of Crisis.” York University.

2007 “Situating U.S. Policy in Africa.” Presentation for Roundtable Africom/Africaplan: The New Scramble for Africa. York University.

2007 “Meta-Security.” Presentation at the Security and Defence Forum-Net Workshop, Developing Security?, McMaster University.

2007 “Exploring the Relationship between Transnational Relations and Transnational Law as Fields of Study.” Paper delivered at the YCISS Afternoon Seminar Series. 20 February. York University.

2007 Commenator on "Minority Rights and the New International Politics of Diversity" by Will Kymlicka, Conference for Political Thought – Toronto Chapter.

2005 “Do Liberal Orders Crash and Burn or Just Fade Away?” 2005 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2003 “The Pursuit of Necessary Knowledge.” Presentation at the UNDP Global Meeting on ICT for Development, Ottawa.

2003 “The Technologies of Global Activism.” Presentation on panel, “The Growth of Web Activism: the Use of the Internet as a Political Tool,” School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

2003 “International Conflict, Cooperation and IT.” Presentation on panel, “Critical Perspectives on Conflict Resolution,” Fulbright Program.

2002 “Information Technology and Social Change.” Paper for panel, New Information Technologies: Perspectives from the Research Field, Markle Foundation.

2001 “The Practice of Multilateral Diplomacy in the Information Age.” Presentation at Workshop, “E-Diplomacy and International Organizations.” Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University.

2000 “History, Theory, and Trans-Boundary Relations.” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Los Angeles.

1999 “The Relevance of Political Science for Diplomatic History.” Rountable presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Princeton University.

1999 “Changing Conceptions of Sovereignty.” Presentation at workshop, “Migration and the (Supra-National) State,” sponsored by the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizen-ship and the European Union Center, New York.

1998 “Transterritorial Deployments, International Arenas, and Translocal Networks.” Paper presented at Pan-European International Relations Conference sponsored by the European Standing Group for International Relations and the International Studies Association, Vienna, Austria

1997 “Towards a Translocal Politics of Human Rights.” Human Rights Working Group, Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University.

1997 "Bringing Modernity In: the Stakes for Security Studies." 1997 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto.

1996 “Going Local: International Order and the Remaking of U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War.” 1996 annual meeting of the American Political Science Assoc., San Francisco.

1996 “Modernity and Security.” 1996 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego.

1995 "Global Governance as an International Political Form." 1995 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois.

1994 "Getting Out From Under: Rethinking Security beyond Liberalism and the Level-of-Analysis Problem." 1994 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York.

1994 "International Liberalism in Perspective: The Nineteenth-Century Antecedents." 1994 International Political Science Association Congress, Berlin.

1993 "The Strategic Dimensions of International Liberal Order: Some Lessons from the Cold War." 1993 annual meeting of the Northeast International Studies Association, Newark, New Jersey.

1993 "Liberalism as an International Order: Europe and the World." 1993 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Acapulco, Mexico.

1992 "International Liberalism, the Cold War and the Political Contours of the Post-WWII International System in Europe." 1992 annual meeting of the Northeast International Studies Association, Providence, R.I.

1992 "Atlantic Cooperation and International Liberalism: Is a Military Order a Necessary Condition?" 1992 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

1992 “Military Force and the Organization of an International Liberal Order: A Reconsideration." 1992 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

1992 “Liberalism, Security, and the New Europe." Fall conference of the Center for Politics, Theory, and Policy, "The Shape of Things to Come: Reflections on the Post-Cold War World," New School for Social Research, New York.

Professional Journal Articles

2009 “After Multiculturalism: Canada and its Multiversal Future” Canada Watch Fall 6pp

2009 “A Tale of Two Obamas” Canada Watch Feb/March (6 pp.)

2000 “The Politics and History of Responsibility across Boundaries.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs (Summer/Fall) (12 pps.).

Research Reports

2005 “Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet.” Research chapter for edited volume, Digital Formations: Information Technology and New Architectures in the Global Relations, co-edited by Latham and Saskia Sassen ( Princeton University Press) (23 pps.).

Public Lectures

2010 Invited Lecture “Borders, Subjectivities, and Assimilations,” Anthropology Graduate Colloquim, York University (January)

2008 Invited Talk, "Reformatting the Border: Bodies, Mobility, Mediation." Infoscape Research Lab, Ryerson University.

2005 “Is Our International Order Failing?" Invited guest speaker at School of International Service, American University.

1999 “Modernity and the Geopolitics of Liberalism.” Invited lecture to the International Relations/Diplomatic History Workshop, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University.

1998 “European Cooperation and the EEC: What the Marshall Plan Proposed, NATO Disposed.” Invited talk, Fifty Year Aniversary of the Marshall Plan Conference, at New York University, New York

1995 "The Global and the Local: Dilemmas in U.S. Foreign Policy." Invited talk given at School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

1994 "Liberal Modernity." Lecture given to the Modernity Seminar, London School of Economics and Political Science.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POLS1000 6.0  Introduction to Politics: Exploring the Democratic Experience LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2018 AP/POLS1000 6.0  Introduction to Politics: Exploring the Democratic Experience LECT