James Der Derian

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Watson Institute, Brown University

James Der Derian is a Watson Institute Research Professor of International Studies at Brown University, with a focus on global security, information technology, and media studies. He leads a research initiative, “Global Engagement through Innovative Media,” that is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

He is author most recently of Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (Routledge, 2nd ed., 2009) and Critical Practices in International Theory (Routledge, 2008), and co-editor with Costas Constantinou of Sustainable Diplomacies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is also author of On Diplomacy: A Genealogy of Western Estrangement and Antidiplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed, and War; editor of International Theory: Critical Investigations and The Virilio Reader; and co-editor with Michael Shapiro of International/Intertextual Relations: Postmodern Readings of World Politics.

He has produced three film documentaries with Udris Film, Virtual Y2K (2000), After 9/11(2003), and most recently, Human Terrain (2009), which won the Audience Award at the 2009 Festival dei Popoli in Florence and has been an official selection at numerous international film festivals.

Der Derian was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he completed an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in International Relations. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, MIT, Harvard, Oxford, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.  Most recently he was awarded a Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin, where is the Bosch Public Policy Fellow for Spring and Fall of 2011.

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