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Crossing Borders
23 July 2022
Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones chaired an online workshop on the theme of Crossing Borders as part of the project Barriers and Borders.
Territorial boundaries can be external, separating states and empires from each other, or internal, as in federal sovereign units, or both. Human boundaries, which sometimes, but not always, coincide with territorial ones, govern patterns of entry and exit, membership and citizenship, and the social and economic as well as political and symbolic hierarchies of power and difference. This workshop was devoted to interrogations of how borders, even when conceptualized and organized as barriers, in fact are traversed.   
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Constructing Borders
24-25 March 2022
Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones convened a two-day online workshop on the theme of Constructing Borders as part of the project Barriers and Borders. Hosted by Columbia World Projects, the workshop focused on the establishment and construction of borders and covered themes such as the invention of the passport, the proliferation of the principle of territoriality in the modern era, the means by which states create and then maintain border regimes, but also more broadly on political, social and cultural bordering practices, which define communities of belonging, inclusion and exclusion.
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