Josh Keating and León Krauze on Invisible Countries
Joshua Keating will discuss his latest book, Invisible Countries with news anchor, León Krauze. In Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood, to be published June 26 by Yale, journalist Joshua Keating explores the fascinating places likely to challenge this cartological stasis. Taking readers to self-proclaimed countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, to a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and to an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a country is. Tying history to incisive observations drawn from interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars, Keating provides a thoughtful analysis of how the world’s borders came to be and what the future may hold. Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate where he focuses on international news, U.S. foreign policy, and the intersection of politics and social science. Before coming to Slate, he was an editor and writer for six years at Foreign Policy. His work has also been published by the Washington Post, Politico, Smithsonian Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms, and he has been featured as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera. A native of New York City and a graduate of Oberlin College, he lives in Washington, DC. León Krauze is a news anchor for Univision based in Los Angeles. He holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California. He hosts of El Gabfest en Español, a podcast from Slate and Univision.