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Nov 10 2022

Laleh Khalili: “Tomahawks, Chinooks, and Geronimo: Settler Colonial Fantasies of US Navy Seals”

Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

November 10, 2022

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time

A dark blue poster with white text announcing a virtual lecture by Professor Laleh Khalili on Thursday, November 10th. The project’s title 'Surviving the Long Wars' is written in large text at the top of the flyer along with the Scholar Series’s title “Tomahawks, Chinooks, and Geronimo: Settler Colonial Fantasies of US Navy Seals”. The poster has a headshot of Professor Khalili, her bio, and details about the series.

We are excited to announce the third virtual seminar in the series by Dr. Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London, on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and community organizer Natasha Erskine. This is the third lecture in a series that includes Harsha Walia, Nick Estes, and more.

Laleh Khalili is a professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London and the author of Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: The Politics of National Commemoration (Cambridge 2007); Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford 2013) and Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula (Verso 2020).

Registration is now open here:

This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary US militarism and warfare. The seminar series is part of a year-long UIC class and NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” discussion program taught by veteran artist Aaron Hughes. The project culminates in the second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, in Spring 2023, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Newberry Library.

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, and Amber Zora with support from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War Grant. Special thanks to the Disability Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.


Zaynab Hilal

Date posted

May 25, 2023

Date updated

Jun 13, 2023