8:30AM Arrival

9:00-9:30AM Welcome

Julian Go, Stuart Schrader

9:30-11:00AM Session I

Zoha Waseem (University of Warwick, UK)

“Cultivating neo-colonial entanglements through penal reform? A critical glance at the politics of police reform, aid, and assistance in Pakistan”


Markus-Michael Müller (Roskilde University, Denmark)

”Legacies of German Policing in Latin America”

11:00-11:15AM Coffee break

11:15-12:45PM Session II

Jesse Wozniak (West Virginia University)

“Shaping the State and its People: What Early US and Contemporary Iraqi Police Reveal About the Centrality of Policing to the Modern Capitalist State”


Colleen Bell (University of Saskatchewan) and Lou Pingeot (University of Ottawa)

“Policing ‘at home’ and ‘abroad’ under settler colonialism: The case of Canada”

12:45-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-3:30PM Session III

Enrique Alvear (University of Illinois-Chicago)

“Predictive Policing and the Global Making of Crime Control at the Urban Margins of Santiago, Chile”


Yanilda González (Harvard University) and Jessica Zarkin (Claremont McKenna College)

“Who Governs Policing? Mayors’ Strategic Linkages to Police in Latin American Cities”

3:30-3:45PM Coffee break

3:45-5:15PM Session IV

Andy Clarno (University of Illinois-Chicago)

“Webs of Imperial Policing: Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Chicago”


Maya Van Nuys (University of Chicago)

“Better or Best? International Organizations and Standards in International Policing”



10-11:30AM Session V

Karl Arvin Hapal (University of the Philippines) & Steffen Jensen (Aalborg U.)

“The nexus between politics and policing: State insecurity, necessary fictions, and violence”


Kathryn Takabvirwa (University of Chicago)

“Policing the Postcolony: Race and Citizenship in Zimbabwe”

11:30-11:45AM Coffee break

11:45-1:15PM Session VI

Stephanie Saxton (Johns Hopkins)

“How Police Expand the State: The Case of the Maryland Oyster Police”


Danielle Beaujon (University of Illinois-Chicago)

“The Peddlers and the Police: Commerce and Colonial Control in Algiers”

1:15-2:15PM Lunch

2:15-3:45PM Session VII

Sabrina Axster (Johns Hopkins)

“Punishing Mobility or Mobility Controls as Punishment: Colonialism, Vagrancy Laws and the Roots of Contemporary Border Controls”


Adam Elliott-Cooper (Queen Mary, University of London)

“Abolishing Institutional Racism”

3:45-4:00PM Coffee break

4:00-5:00PM Session VIII

Discussion: Conclusions and Futures

Led by Stuart Schrader and Julian Go

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