Paul A. Kramer's work focuses on the changing relationships between the United States and the wider world.

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Paul A. Kramer is a historian and writer at Vanderbilt University whose work focuses on the United States' changing relationships with the wider world. He received his PhD from Princeton University and is the recipient of fellowships from Harvard University, Fulbright, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment of the Humanities. In addition to his academic work, he has written for the New Yorker, Slate and other publications on themes ranging from the shifting character of the US-Mexico border and the origins of the US military base at Guantanamo Bay to the connection between the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina.

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Border Stories: A night of talks on immigration, justice and freedom

September 12, 2019

Immigration can be a deeply polarizing topic. But at heart, immigration policies and practices reflect no less than our attitude towards humanity. At TEDSalon: Border Stories, we explored the reality of life at the US-Mexico border, the history of the US immigration policy and possible solutions for reform — and investigated what’s truly at stake. […]

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