Drawing Borders—At Home and Around The Globe
“The Wall,” Brexit… the world seems to be moving towards more impermeable boundaries. This hour, we talk about what it means to draw borders.
We discuss about how attitudes have changed along the US-Mexico border in the age of “build the Wall.”
Plus, movements to build new borders-- we talk about the fallout from two separate independence referendums in Catalonia and Kurdistan. Both autonomous regions voted to draw hard borders with the countries they’re currently part of. But neither Spain nor Iraq is playing along--so what happens now?
- John Thomas - Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/México Border
- Dr. Thomas Harrington - Professor of Iberian Studies at Trinity College, and founder and academic director of Trinity in Barcelona
- Dr. Bilal Wahab - Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former professor at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani
Video of border wall prototypes viewed from Tijuana, Mexico by John Thomas.
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.