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Critical Security Studies Lunch with Prof. Omar Dahi

THIS WEDNESDAY, January 29, from 1-3pm, the Orfalea Center will be hosting an impromptu (but very stimulating conversation) with visiting scholar Dr. Omar Dahi. In Girvetz Hall 2320. Lunch and snacks will be provided.    Attached here you’ll find selected very short readings which you might want to skim before you arrive. These will

December 3 | 2019

An Afternoon and Evening with Dr. Ruken Sengul

On December 3, 2019, the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Center for Middles East Studies will host Dr. Ruken Sengul for a series of events associated with her work with Kurdish feminist history and current political reality. Please join us for an afternoon of thoughtful conversation during

Orfalea News

Orfalea Center Director Gave Talk at NYU Kevorkian Center

On January 26th, 2021, #NYUKevo​ virtually hosted a talk on “Policing as Politics, Policing as War” with Nadia Abu El-Haj (Columbia University), Paul Amar (UC Santa Barbara), Stuart Schrader (Johns Hopkins University) & Discussant Nikhil Pal Singh (NYU). Using the example of the 1925 French bombing of Damascus, Shrader discussed

Transworlding: Grads Works-in-Progress (WIP) Series

The Orfalea Center & GMTaC Lab present… The Transworlding Works-In-Progress Series is a space for graduate students to share and develop their writings with input and mentoring provided by the research community at UCSB. This workshop will feature research by graduate students whose MA thesis or PhD dissertation project is

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies receives a pair of major grants

By Jim Logan Originally published on The Current The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UC Santa Barbara has long been a bastion of informative conferences on vital topics. Two significant grants will invigorate the center’s research mission and spark innovative collaborations across campus. The center has received $240,000 ($200,000