Global Studies Colloquium Series
The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and lunch series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies. The Colloquium Series strives to open and explore a wide range of interdisciplinary debates and their interaction and engagement with the global, hosting new guest speakers each quarter from UCSB and beyond. Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse is currently the Director of the Colloquium Series. For more information, please contact our Colloquium Fellow Brett Aho at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When? Various Thursdays, 12:30-2pm
Where? SSMS 2001 (2nd Floor Global Studies Conference Room in the Social Sciences and Media Studies Building)
Who? The Global Studies Colloquium Series is open to everyone interested in attending the talks.
~ Lunch provided ~
The schedule for Winter Quarter 2020 is as follows:
January 16, 2020
"Global labor standards and the quest for social justice, 1919-2019"
Professor Eileen Boris, UCSB Feminist Studies
January 23, 2020
"Theft is property! Dispossession and critical theory"
Professor Robert Nichols, Political Science, University of Minnesota
January 30, 2020
"Illiberal politics East and West: Thinking through the conjuncture via Hong Kong"
Professor Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University, Humanities, Globalization and Culture
February 6, 2020
"Expanding the focus of digital innovation"
Professor Elizabeth Belding, UCSB Computer Science
February 20, 2020
A global ethnography of Chinese investments in Brazilian agribusiness"
Professor Gustavo de Oliveira, UC Irvine Global Studies
February 26, 2020 [scheduled on Wednesday, not Thursday]
"The informal globe: paradoxes of the Global Informality Project"
Professor Alena Ledeneva, Politics and Society, University College London
March 5, 2020
"India ‘right’: The making and unmaking of Indian citizenship"
Professor Anshu Malhotra and panel, UCSB
The Fall Quarter 2019 schedule included:
October 3, 2019
"Global Studies and Emancipation"
Boike Rehbein, Humboldt University, Berlin, Director of Asian Studies, Global Studies
October 17, 2019
"Interconnected Music Worlds (Arab, Turkish, Iranian, Indian)"
Scott Marcus, UCSB Ethnomusicology, Chair, Founder of the Middle Eastern Ensemble, and directs the World Music Series
October 31, 2019
"Arctic Perspective Initiative and the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation"
Marko Peljhan, UCSB Media Arts and Technology, Chair
November 14, 2019
"Armed Group-state Relations in World Politics"
Kai Thaler, UCSB Global Studies, Assistant Professor
December 5, 2019
"Yazidi Migration: Iraq, Kurdistan and Europe"
Karel Černý, Charles University, Prague