Day: <span>November 29, 2017</span>

Achieving Workers Rights in the Global Economy

Speaker: Jenny Chan (Oxford University), Sanchita Banerjee Saxena (UC Berkeley), Scott Nova (Worker Rights Consortium) Thursday, October 9, 12:00-2:00pm — location: Social Science & Media Studies Bldg, 2nd Floor, SSMS 2135 This panel features three leading scholar-activists concerned with labor abuses in the East and South Asian supply chains that provide most of the apparel […]Read More

Orfalea Center co-sponsors talk on Goya’s ‘Disasters of War’

Witnessing Goya’s Disasters of War: Aesthetics, Testimony, Critique Lecture by Michael Iarocci (UC Berkeley) Across a broad range of engagements with Goya’s work, the Disasters are understood today as a powerful exercise in visual testimony, an attempt to bear witness to the truth of war in a series of images that uncannily anticipate the modern photojournalism of armed […]Read More

Orfalea Center co-sponsors talk by anthropologist Smadar Lavie

WRAPPED IN THE FLAG OF ISRAEL Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture Dr. Smadar Lavie date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 12:00-1:30 location: SSMS 3017 What is the relationship between social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran? Why did the mass social […]Read More

Conference on “Democratizing Technologies”

Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures November 13-15, 2014 University of California, Santa Barbara How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of new technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for democracy and technological advancement? These questions are the focus of a multidisciplinary, global conference […]Read More

How Will ISIS End?

Professor Mark Juergensmeyer will give an overview of ISIS (aka Islamic State, ISIL) in Syria and Iraq– where it came from, who supports it, how it might come to an end — put in the context of the global rise of religious activism in the post-Cold War world. How Will ISIS end? Wednesday, November 19th […]Read More

Lecture by Esther Lezra, UCSB Department of Global Studies

The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others (Routledge, 2014) examines European mistranslations and misrepresentations of black freedom dreams and self-activity as monstrous in the period of modern imperial consolidation – roughly from 1750 to 1848. This book argues that Europe’s archives of self-understanding are haunted by the traces of Black radical resistance. Just as Europe’s economy came […]Read More

Climate Change Rountable ‘Natural Capital’ on January 22

ROUNDTABLE: Natural Capital Thursday, January 22, 2015 / 4:00 PM – ?McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Speakers: Peter Alagona (History and Environmental Studies, UCSB) Sarah Anderson (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB) Ken Hiltner (English and Environmental Studies, UCSB; UCSB Sustainability Champion) Sharyn Maine (Santa Barbara Foundation) Richard Widick (Orfalea Center for Global and […]Read More

Lecture by Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Trent University, Canada

Speaker: Professor Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada Talk title: Hunger and the World Food System a presentation of the Mellichamp Speaker Series, sponsored by Mellichamp Professor of Transnational Civil Society Networks, Jan Nederveen-Pieterse Speaker bio: Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy. He is Professor of International Development Studies, Chair of […]Read More

Lecture by David Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Speaker: David Wilson, Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Title: “Deepening the Creative City:  America’s new redevelopment machine and the global trope” Presented through the the Mellichamp Speaker Series in Global Studies by the Mellichamp Professor of Transnational Civil Society Networks, Jan Nederveen-Pieterse Speaker bio: David Wilson […]Read More