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May 2018

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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September 2018

WORKSHOP: REBEL DIPLOMACY II

September 27 - September 28

This workshop begins to consider rebels' strategic use of talk and tactical non-violence during civil war, not as a substitute for violence nor exclusively for those civilians over whom rebels exercise authoritative control.

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October 2018

Book Launch: “OUR MONEY OUR LIVES: Microcredit and Women’s Empowerment in Cross Cultural Perspective”

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Join the book's editors, Bidyut Mohanty and Victor Faessel, for a discussion of their newly published book.

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November 2018

UCSB FALL HUMAN RIGHTS ROUNDTABLE

November 2
Social Science and Media Studies Conference Room,

Roundtable participants will track emerging frontiers in human rights scholarship.

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The Psychology of Terrorist Behavior: Where We Are, Where We Need to Be

November 9 @ 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, Professor Horgan explores what we know, and have yet to know, about the processes associated with becoming a terrorist.

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Cheap Talk about a Free Ride: Counterfactuals, Alliances, and U.S.-Philippines Relations

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Do client countries under-invest in their own defense when they have a powerful patron? Although plausible, the causal mechanisms behind free riding are much more complex than typically acknowledged.

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Counter-terrorism and Human Rights at the United Nations Security Council: Revisiting Hegemonic International Law

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
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What explains the key features of the process unleashed by the adoption of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1373 on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks?

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December 2018

Uranium Mining and its Toxic Legacy

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCSB Multicultural Center Theater,

While politicians appeal to nuclear energy as a source of clean, “carbon-free” energy, communities who face the ongoing nightmare of toxic residue from uranium mining tell a different story. In Nabikei (Footprints), Shriprakash explores how uranium mining has altered community life for the sovereign Indigenous Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo and the Diné or Navajo Nation.

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Anthropocene Chemistry: Residual Media after Deepwater Horizon

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SSMS 2135,

Anthropocene Chemistry: Residual Media after Deepwater Horizon A talk by Melody Jue ​ This talk develops a theory of the “fluid cut” based on the materiality of surfactants used to disperse oil during the Deepwater Horizon spill. Whereas photography theory tends to think of the “cut” as the click of a camera shutter that slices through moments in time, “fluid cuts” of surfactants like Corexit relate more to processes of diffusion in the medium of seawater. Through readings of photographic…

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