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Robert Vitalis on Race and International Relations (Guest Post)

[Editor’s Note: The following guest post is an interview, crossposted from the Toynbee Prize Foundation’s blog, with Robert Vitalis (University of Pennsylvania) author of the new book White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations (Cornell UP, 2015), Robert Vitalis (University of Pennsylvania), which explores how ideas of evolutionary theory, social Darwinism, and racial anthropology have been dominant doctrines in the discipline of international relations from its beginnings—and how a remarkable group of African-American scholars forming the “Howard School of International Relations” pushed back against this race-centric view of the world. The interview was conducted by Read more