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April 2018

Radicalization and Violent Extremism: Risk Factors, Causes and Threat Assessment

April 26 - April 27

A two-day workshop on identifying risk factors, causes and drivers of radicalization

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May 2018

Maura Sullivan, Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bren 4016

Maura’s presentation includes the history of Santa Barbara’s environmental issues, such as the two major oil spills in 1969 and 2015 on the Coast of Refugio. In order to practice their culture, Maura, the Ocean Protector and her Chumash relatives are in process in developing partnerships with various agencies within the city, state and federal agencies. Come join us to learn about this important stewardship of the environment.

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 4020 + Google Map

Kelly Shannon argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Based on an analysis of a wide range of sources and historical actors—including journalists, academics, activists, NGOs, the U.S. public, Muslim women, Islamic fundamentalists, and U.S. policymakers—Shannon's research challenges traditional interpretations of U.S. foreign policy that assert the primacy of “hard power” concerns in U.S. decision making.

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Climate and Environmental Justice

May 17 - June 7

REMOTE LECTURE SERIES: A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Lecture Series Hosted by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UCSB

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Science Knows No Gender? In Search of Eunice Foote, Who, 162 Years Ago Discovered the Principal Cause of Global Warming

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (6020 HSSB)
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Finding Hope in a Time of Crisis

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Jefferson Hall, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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"Finding Hope in a Time of (Civilizational) Crisis" The world is confronting an ever greater political, social and ecological crisis. Yet we seem to be digging ourselves into an even deeper hole. Where can we find solutions and hope to build the just world we need? Nick Buxton of the Transnational Institute and co-founder of the Transformative Cities Award will explore the underlying causes of our systemic crises, and the solutions and alternatives emerging in cities and communities worldwide that…

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PROTECT – Indigenous Communities at the Frontlines of Climate Change & Fossil Fuel Extraction

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bren Hall Room 1414 + Google Map

Join us to take action to protect our lands, air, waters, and health! Film by Paper Rocket Productions. Produced by the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network. Screening at UCSB on May 18. In July 2016, Indigenous and other community organizers and advocates caravaned across the United States to gather stories from Indigenous communities at the forefront of work for a just transition from toxic to clean energy. Participants of all ages traveled thousands of miles to learn from front-line struggles to…

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Defying Dystopia: Building the Climate Future We Need

May 18 @ 1:30 pm
Bren 4016

The world is confronting an ever greater political, social and ecological crisis. Yet we seem to be digging ourselves into an even deeper hole. Where can we find solutions and hope to build the just world we need? Nick Buxton of the Transnational Institute and co-founder of the Transformative Cities Award will explore the underlying causes of our systemic crises, and the solutions and alternatives emerging in cities and communities worldwide that hold out hope in difficult times. Bio: Nick…

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Who Pays For War? Economic Inequality, Fiscal Sacrifice, and War Finance Strategies

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
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In this presentation, Chang argues that domestic economic inequality plays an essential role behind war finance choice.

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Coming of Age at the End of the World: Eco-Grief and the Climate Generation

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
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Learning about climate change can trigger debilitating cycles of eco-grief, despair, and apathy. So how can an educator work with those emotions and still get the lesson across?

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