David Vine

Author and Anthropologist // American University

David Vine is Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. David is also the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. David is also co-author of The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual or, Notes on Demilitarizing American Society, with the Network for Concerned Anthropologists. David is a contributor to TomDispatch.com and Foreign Policy in Focus. David lives in Washington, DC, but feels at home in many places.

For more information about Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, visit: www.basenation.us

My Sessions

The Story of a Powerful Military Base and a Tiny Group of Exiles Trying to Dent a Goliath or Two

David Vine is an anthropologist at American University who has spent the past sixteen years researching the impacts of military bases around the world. At Dent, David will briefly tell the history of a little known U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean, and the small global movement which seeks to help the people exiled […]