ISS Colloquium with Graydon Dennison

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 46 Hillhouse

Cost: Free but register in advance
46 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


Join International Security Studies for a presentation by Graydon Dennison, a Brady-Johnson Predoctoral Fellow at ISS. Dennison will share “Landed Filibusters: U.S. Citizen-Settlers and the Occupation of Panama’s Interior (1912–1936).” The paper positions the U.S. citizen-settler within U.S. meddling in Panamanian internal affairs. These settlers spilled beyond the Canal Zone to enrich themselves and “improve” the physical environment in the image of the American hegemon. They cornered the agricultural market, disrupted local administration, and invited U.S. military intervention to protect their interests. These settlers demonstrate how tensions on the ground trickled up to inform foreign policy in ways unforeseen in Washington or Panama City.

Dennison is a PhD candidate in the History department at Temple University where he is completing a dissertation that examines how state and nonstate actors made the Republic of Panama—not just the Canal Zone—a U.S. colonial space.

This event is open to the Yale community; lunch will be provided. Please register to receive the reading materials for this colloquium.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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