Mitau lecture focuses on walls

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The modern state and the construction of walls in a world said to be heading towards rising above borders were the topic of the 28th Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture on Thurs., Feb. 19. Wendy Brown, a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkley, delivered the speech to members of the Macalester community in the Weyerhauser Chapel.”I liked her idea. of the construction of walls,” Gabriela Chambi ’11 said. She added that she was taken with the analysis of the different types of walls that get constructed, ranging from psychological walls to physical walls to political barriers, and how they affect individuals.

The Mitau lecture is an annual event sponsored by the political science department. It is named after Theodore Mitau, a longtime professor in the department.