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November 2014

Group Attitude Formation, Group Centrism and Extremism

November 14, 2014

This workshop was part of the project "When and How Enclave Deliberation Leads to Extremism," co-sponsored by the Orfalea Center.

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June 2015

Mercenaries, Epidemics, and Critical Security Studies

June 1, 2015

“Mercenaries, Epidemics, and Critical Security Studies” Reimagining Global Challenges and Regional Emergencies in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia Monday, June 1st 2015 11:30am – 7:00 pm “Flying A” Room, UCEN University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB’s “Interdisciplinary Global Security Hub” brings together scholars from across the social sciences, humanities, sciences and public health to examine contemporary issues of security, risk, conflict, humanitarian intervention, militarization and disaster management.  Our aim is to develop interdisciplinary forms of public engagement and…

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November 2015

Contemporary Iraq: Walls and Circuits

November 12, 2015

AN INTERNATIONAL PANEL CONTEMPORARY IRAQ: WALLS AND CIRCUITS Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 4pm-6:20pm SSMS Room 2135 "Baghdad's Deep Dilemma: Urban Segregation Under Occupation" speaker: Mona Damluji, Stanford University "Remaking Transnational Shiism in Contemporary Iraq: Economic and Religious Geographies on the Pilgrim's Road to Karbala" speaker: Paulo Hilu Pinto, Fluminense Federal University (Brazil) Moderator: Paul Amar, Department of Global & International Studies Sponsored by the Orfalea Center Interdisciplinary Hub on Global Security as well as UCSB's Center for Middle East Studies,…

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December 2015

Afghan and Kashmiri Frontiers: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia

December 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Afghan and Kashmiri Frontiers: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia" Victoria Schofield British author, biographer and military historian, Pakistan/Afghanistan/Kashmir expert December 1 2015, 12:00 PM SSMS 2135, Social Science and Media Studies Bldg. BIO Victoria Schofield has amassed thirty years of professional experience focusing on South Asian politics, both as a historian and journalist with extensive travels in the region. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 provided the inspiration for her book, /Every Rock, Every Hill: The Plain Tale…

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February 2016

10th Anniversary Workshops: Global Security

February 26, 2016 - February 27, 2016

Security Populisms and Insecure Transmissions Coordinator: Paul Amar. Friday, 26 February: 9:30-11:30  Security and Popular Agency:  Roundtable 1 Kamala Visweswaran, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego, “’Informers, Traitors and Vigilantes’: Unpopular Agencies in 'Post-Conflict' South Asia" Flavia Medeiros, Anthropology, SFSU, “Man and Monster: The Institutional Racialization of Corpses by Morgue and Police in Rio de Janeiro” Juan Llamas Rodriguez, Film & Media, UCSB, “The Body at Work in the Age of Narcotrafficking" Sarah Neace, Global Studies, UCSB, “Religious Tension in Brazil:…

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September 2016

Rebel Diplomacy in Civil War: A Roundtable

September 30, 2016

What do We Know and What Should We Know about Rebel Non-Violence? Join us for this roundtable discussion sponsored by the Orfalea Center's Global Security Hub. Participants Bridget Coggins is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work focuses on the intersection of civil conflict and international relations. Coggins's work on rebel diplomacy appears in Arjona, Mampilly & Kasfir (Eds.) Rebel Governance (Cambridge 2015). Other ongoing projects concern rebels' diplomatic signaling and rebel…

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February 2017

Habits and Policy: The Social Construction of Foreign Policymaking Processes

February 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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  You are invited to the monthly meeting of the Global Security Hub. This meeting will feature a working paper presented by Dr. Mariano E. Bertucci, Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science and the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies. His work focuses on logics of social action and foreign policymaking processes (on trade and security issues) in South America. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journal in the United States and abroad and featured in mass-media outlets…

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March 2017

Democratic Peace and the Wisdom of Crowds

March 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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You are invited to the third monthly meeting of the Global Security Hub. This months working paper will be presented by Dr. Brad LeVeck, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. Dr. LeVeck's work focuses on the role that information and cognition play in strategic decision-making. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, PNAS, International Organization, and International Studies Quarterly. Democratic Peace and the Wisdom of Crowds: A Theory and Experimental Evidence…

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April 2017

Working Paper Series

April 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Girvetz 2322 + Google Map

  All invited to the fourth monthly meeting of the Global Security Hub, which continues the working paper series. This month, the presentation will be by Stuart Macdonald, Professor of Law and Criminology at Swansea University, U.K., and Visiting Fullbright Scholar at the Orfalea Center. Dr. Macdonald studied Law at the Universities of Cambridge (BA) and Southampton (PhD). In 2005 he joined Swansea University, where he was appointed Professor in 2016. He is co-director of the University's £7.6m EPSRC CHERISH Digital…

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October 2017

Aims, Claims, and the Bargaining Model of War – Kenneth Schultz, Stanford University

October 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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This paper explores the theoretical and empirical implications of the assumption that preferences over territory are heterogeneous and often limited.

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