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November 2013 11

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Catherine Stuer presenting "Home in a Global Landscape: pictorial self-writing in early 19th Century China."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Catherine Stuer, assistant professor of Asian Art History, presenting "Home in a Global Landscape: pictorial self-writing in early 19th Century China." The talk focuses on an expansive pictorial autobiography designed and self-published by a painter from Nanjing in 1832. In this widely circulated production, the author appropriates landscapes of hometown, region, and the world in novel and crafted strategies of self-representation. I see his case as part and parcel of a broader phenomenon of self-representational interests in 19th-century China, articulating a world-consciousness in which the global and personal were intimately related. Apart from their attraction as highly inventive autobiographical projects, individual productions such as these invite us to rethink China’s perceived cultural insularity at the threshold of its confrontation with colonial modernity.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

November 2013 18

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes William Youmans presenting "Al Jazeera in America: Media Economics and the Cultural Politics of US-Arab Relations."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes William Youmans presenting "Al Jazeera in America: Media Economics and the Cultural Politics of US-Arab Relations."With the launch of Al Jazeera America in August, 2013, the Qatar-sponsored network capped off nearly 7 years of failure to break into the US cable news market with its global English news channel. As a channel that was once deemed a terrorist mouthpiece and then hailed as a force for reform during the Arab spring, Al Jazeera is testing the limits of America's marketplace of ideas and exposes the unlikely promise of greater intercultural understanding in US-Arab relations. Youmans is an assistant professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. Broadly interested in questions of transnationalism and news media in conflict, his primary research interests include global news media, journalism, media law, and social movements. Other areas of interest include contemporary American public diplomacy, terrorism and international broadcasting.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

February 2014 03

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Katy Crossley-Frolick presenting "Dimensions of Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings: Actors, Opportunities and Challenges.”
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Katy Crossley-Frolick, assistant professor of political science at Denison University, presenting "Dimensions of Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings: Actors, Opportunities and Challenges.” Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Katy Crossley-Frolick presenting "Dimensions of Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings: Actors, Opportunities and Challenges.”
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Katy Crossley-Frolick, assistant professor of political science at Denison University, presenting "Dimensions of Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings: Actors, Opportunities and Challenges.” Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

February 2014 10

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison President Adam Weinberg presenting "Constructing Global Universities and Colleges."
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison President Adam Weinberg presenting "Constructing Global Universities and Colleges." Internationalization continues to be a priority for colleges and universities. What it means and how it is constructed is contested terrain. The lack of clarity and focus has led to forms of internationalization driven by action (more is better) with little emphasis on the impact for students, institutions and communities. In this talk, Dr. Weinberg will outline the history of the internationalization of higher education, examine the current drivers of the internationalization agenda, and suggest a set of principles that could harness the power of higher education and potential of internationalization in ways that positively impact students, institutions and communities. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison President Adam Weinberg presenting "Constructing Global Universities and Colleges."
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison President Adam Weinberg presenting "Constructing Global Universities and Colleges." Internationalization continues to be a priority for colleges and universities. What it means and how it is constructed is contested terrain. The lack of clarity and focus has led to forms of internationalization driven by action (more is better) with little emphasis on the impact for students, institutions and communities. In this talk, Dr. Weinberg will outline the history of the internationalization of higher education, examine the current drivers of the internationalization agenda, and suggest a set of principles that could harness the power of higher education and potential of internationalization in ways that positively impact students, institutions and communities. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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February 2014 17

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jennifer Magro Algarotti presenting "Wilderness and other 'Others': Figurations of the Nature/Culture Split."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jennifer Magro Algarotti, visiting assistant professor, presenting "Wilderness and other 'Others': Figurations of the Nature/Culture Split." The talk will investigate the role of wilderness as the figurative "Other" to Western Culture. Algarotti will argue that figurations of wilderness reinforce patriarchal domination of other "Others" through a collective memory of wilderness.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jennifer Magro Algarotti presenting "Wilderness and other 'Others': Figurations of the Nature/Culture Split."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jennifer Magro Algarotti, visiting assistant professor, presenting "Wilderness and other 'Others': Figurations of the Nature/Culture Split." The talk will investigate the role of wilderness as the figurative "Other" to Western Culture. Algarotti will argue that figurations of wilderness reinforce patriarchal domination of other "Others" through a collective memory of wilderness.
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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February 2014 24

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang presenting " China and the Great Trade Collapse: Gender and Employment Effects from EU and US Trade.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang, assistant professor of economics, presenting "China and the Great Trade Collapse: Gender and Employment Effects from EU and US Trade.”
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang presenting " China and the Great Trade Collapse: Gender and Employment Effects from EU and US Trade.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang, assistant professor of economics, presenting "China and the Great Trade Collapse: Gender and Employment Effects from EU and US Trade.”
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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March 2014 03

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Beti Ellerson presenting "The Black Woman in the French Imaginary: Exploring the motto “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in the context of féminité, identité, racialité.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Beti Ellerson, visiting assistant professor, presenting "The Black Woman in the French Imaginary: Exploring the motto “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in the context of féminité, identité, racialité.” The talk explores representations of the Africa-descended woman in the French imagination from the beginning of the 1800s to the present. As allegory of the republic, as racialized sexual spectacle, as muse, as object of desire, the image of the black woman has ­­­­traversed the French cultural, social and political landscape. The presentation examines the discursive representation of women of color of African descent spanning more than two centuries. Framing contemporary discourse on femininity, identity and raciality, the talk interrogates notions of liberty, gender and the body from late 18th century France to present.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Beti Ellerson presenting "The Black Woman in the French Imaginary: Exploring the motto “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in the context of féminité, identité, racialité.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Beti Ellerson, visiting assistant professor, presenting "The Black Woman in the French Imaginary: Exploring the motto “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in the context of féminité, identité, racialité.” The talk explores representations of the Africa-descended woman in the French imagination from the beginning of the 1800s to the present. As allegory of the republic, as racialized sexual spectacle, as muse, as object of desire, the image of the black woman has ­­­­traversed the French cultural, social and political landscape. The presentation examines the discursive representation of women of color of African descent spanning more than two centuries. Framing contemporary discourse on femininity, identity and raciality, the talk interrogates notions of liberty, gender and the body from late 18th century France to present.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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March 2014 10

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charlotte Karem Albrecht presenting "Peddling an Arab American History: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities."
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charlotte Karem Albrecht, the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's Studies, presenting "Peddling an Arab American History: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities." Despite complexities, historical accounts and analysis of the early Arab American community have preferred to understand Arab migrants and their American-born children as successfully integrating into American society and, implicitly, "ascending" into whiteness. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charlotte Karem Albrecht presenting "Peddling an Arab American History: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities."
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charlotte Karem Albrecht, the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's Studies, presenting "Peddling an Arab American History: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities." Despite complexities, historical accounts and analysis of the early Arab American community have preferred to understand Arab migrants and their American-born children as successfully integrating into American society and, implicitly, "ascending" into whiteness. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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March 2014 31

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charles St-Georges presenting “The Modernized Myth and Mythical Modernity: Mexican Horror Films, Race, and the Socioeconomic Status Quo.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charles St-Georges, assistant professor, presenting “The Modernized Myth and Mythical Modernity: Mexican Horror Films, Race, and the Socioeconomic Status Quo.” St-Georges will analyze the relevance of the top-grossing Mexican film of 2007 was Kilometer 31, a horror film in which the mythical figure of La Llorona is retold in terms that reinscribe Mexico's socioeconomic status quo, which is traditionally historicized as an inevitable result of the racial(ized) hierarchies that defined the country's three-centuries-long colonial period.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charles St-Georges presenting “The Modernized Myth and Mythical Modernity: Mexican Horror Films, Race, and the Socioeconomic Status Quo.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charles St-Georges, assistant professor, presenting “The Modernized Myth and Mythical Modernity: Mexican Horror Films, Race, and the Socioeconomic Status Quo.” St-Georges will analyze the relevance of the top-grossing Mexican film of 2007 was Kilometer 31, a horror film in which the mythical figure of La Llorona is retold in terms that reinscribe Mexico's socioeconomic status quo, which is traditionally historicized as an inevitable result of the racial(ized) hierarchies that defined the country's three-centuries-long colonial period.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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April 2014 07

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabi Mkhize presenting “Rural Women’s Movement: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Organizing and Empowerment.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabi Mkhize, visiting assistant professor, presenting “Rural Women’s Movement: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Organizing and Empowerment.” Based on the research data of Rural Women’s Movement in South Africa, this presentation discusses internal and structural factors that are barriers to women’s organizing and empowerment and are sources of their oppression.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabi Mkhize presenting “Rural Women’s Movement: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Organizing and Empowerment.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabi Mkhize, visiting assistant professor, presenting “Rural Women’s Movement: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Organizing and Empowerment.” Based on the research data of Rural Women’s Movement in South Africa, this presentation discusses internal and structural factors that are barriers to women’s organizing and empowerment and are sources of their oppression.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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April 2014 14

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Nestor Matthews presenting "Neural Correlates of In-Group & Out-Group Classifications.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Nestor Matthews, assistant professor, presenting "Neural Correlates of In-Group & Out-Group Classifications.” Recently developed methodologies in Psychology and Neuroscience have provided new insights about how the brain tracks important social information. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    Global Studies Seminar welcomes Nestor Matthews presenting "Neural Correlates of In-Group & Out-Group Classifications.”
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    Full Description: Global Studies Seminar welcomes Nestor Matthews, assistant professor, presenting "Neural Correlates of In-Group & Out-Group Classifications.” Recently developed methodologies in Psychology and Neuroscience have provided new insights about how the brain tracks important social information. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: John Davis, 740-587-5558
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

September 2014 08

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ping Yang presenting "Chinese Philosophy and Human Communication."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ping Yang presenting "Chinese Philosophy and Human Communication." The three major philosophical forces of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism have made great impacts on Chinese culture and communication patterns. This talk deals with communication from the perspective of Chinese philosophy, including the application of the thoughts of the three major philosophical forces and other schools to the levels of interpersonal, intercultural, and political communication. It approaches the topics through a harmony theory of Chinese communication, which makes significant contributions to the contemporary conceptualizations of Hexie, a widely adopted concept and communication practice in China’s current social settings. Ping Yang is assistant professor in the Department of Communication. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the intersections of culture, communication, and technology. Her primary research interests include identity construction, cultural adaptation, and intercultural online communication. Yang received her Ph.D. in intercultural communication from Arizona State University. Her M.A. degrees are in communication from Bowling Green State University and linguistics from Xi'an International Studies University.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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September 2014 15

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Andy McCall presenting "Honeybee Colony Collapse: A Global Perspective."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Andy McCall presenting "Honeybee Colony Collapse: A Global Perspective. Honeybee colonies across the globe have suffered a high proportion of failure in the past ten years, which has been termed colony collapse disorder (CCD). In this presentation, McCall will explain how global trade and travel promote CCD, and some economic reasons why the media covers CCD so extensively in North America. McCall will close by detailing various statutes passed by the U.S. and the E.U. that aim to limit the spread and impact of CCD. Andy McCall is an associate professor of biology at Denison. He spent the last year studying honeybee pollination in the Sonoran desert.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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September 2014 22

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Micaela Vivero presenting "(Im)possible Interventions."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Micaela Vivero presenting "(Im)possible Interventions." In the project “(Im)possible Interventions” Vivero creates sculptures that are modest in scale, but for which Vivero invents imaginary lives as public sculptures through photomontages. She pretends that they are public sculptures. In this project she uses Photoshop not as a means to show how the sculptures could possibly be if they were enlarged, because there is no intention to ever make them big. Rather, Vivero uses Photoshop as a tool to challenge concepts within the urban landscape. She wants the viewers to ask questions like: Are these real? Would someone build/fund something like that? Vivero encourages the viewer to consider the possibility of something that looks impossible. Micaela Vivero, associate professor and chair of studio art, has been an artist in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha/NE/USA, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin/Ireland, Chretzeturm in Stein am Rhein/Switzerland, Koli Ryynaanen in Koli/Finland, Rondo Marienmühle in Graz/Austria, Accoss Foundation in Yerevan/Armenia and Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt/Germany. She has exhibited her artwork in Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, the USA, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Bulgaria and Armenia.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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September 2014 29

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Pierre Dairon presenting "Acadie XXI: Reimagining a Transnational Diaspora."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Pierre Dairon presenting "Acadie XXI: Reimagining a Transnational Diaspora." The 5th World Acadian Congress took place on mid-August 2014, for the first time over three borders: one between two nation states--the US and Canada--and three between states/provinces--Maine, Québec and New-Brunswick. Each of these borders also embodies mental boundaries for the diasporic Acadian people. Victims of the first planned ethnic cleansing in North America organized by the British between 1755 and 1762, the Acadians were deported and scattered all over the continent, from Quebec to Guyana, from the Caribbean to Louisiana (where they are known as the Cajuns), and even sent back to prisons in England and new settlements in France. Two hundred and fifty years later, in order to bring together again their once united people, they decided to organize every five years a World Acadian Congress that includes family reunions, numerous cultural & folkloric events, and self-reflective colloquium. In a modern world where a land, a language, a religion, a bloodline, a common past or a homogenous memory still constitute the stronghold of an imaginary nation, this presentation will show how the Acadians have been struggling to reconstruct a quite postmodern and fragmented identity in a global milieu. Dairon is an Assistant Professor of French at Kenyon College where he teaches language and Francophone literatures and cultures. His research deals mainly with Francophone literatures of the New World and the way they shape, reflect and intersect with cultural and national discourses and identities--more specifically within the Acadian realm. Mid-August 2014, he attended his second World Acadian Congress and his presentation is going to reflect on this experience and the new perspective he developed, as a scholar, as a guest and as a tourist.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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October 2014 13

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Seminar Series welcomes Smoki Musaraj presenting: "Corruption Indicators, Global Governance and Local Political Drama: A Case-study from Postsocialist Albania."
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    Full Description: The Global Seminar Series welcomes Smoki Musaraj presenting: "Corruption Indicators, Global Governance and Local Political Drama: A Case-study from Postsocialist Albania." Since the mid-1990s, there has been a boom in corruption indicators across the globe. Recent works on the politics and sociology of production of corruption as well as other types of indicators have brought attention to the politics and economics of production and deployment of such indicators, especially their impact on governance, both global and local. This talk presents an ethnographic study of the production and deployment of corruption indicators in Albania, a country that relies heavily on international development aid and recently became a candidate for European Union membership. Musaraj traces the production of one corruption perception survey in Albania through a global network of actors and follows the circulation and use of its results among various local political actors. Musaraj is assistant professor of anthropology at Ohio University. Her research focuses on the anthropology of money and value, speculative economic practices in cash economies, corruption indicators and global governance, and postsoscialist transformations.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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October 2014 27

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Susan Diduk presenting “The Political Economy of Corporate Largess: Social Responsibility, Corporations and the Development Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Susan Diduk presenting “The Political Economy of Corporate Largess: Social Responsibility, Corporations and the Development Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Since the 1990s foreign direct investment has grown significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This growth is embedded in the neoliberal project with its push toward privatization, deregulation of markets, and capital accumulation. A growing, yet less visible sector in this process, concerns the new corporate social responsibility (CSR) agendas of transnational corporations (TNCs). This paper examines the growth of “development projects” funded by transnational business, for example, in areas like education, healthcare and potable water. Diduk consider's such “community development” initiatives funded by TNCs and their interconnected relationships with the state, as well as local urban and rural communities in the Republic of Cameroon. I examine especially the intended and unintended effects of these policies, and their deeply troubling implications for “development encounters” more broadly.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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November 2014 03

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ziad Abu-Rish presenting "Jordan, the Arab Uprisings, and the Legacies of State Formation."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ziad Abu-Rish presenting "Jordan, the Arab Uprisings, and the Legacies of State Formation." This presentation will discuss the reverberations of the Arab uprisings in Jordan between 2011 and 2013. While activist groups and various other political forces organized demonstrations in Jordan during this period, neither the number of people who took to the streets nor the nature of the demands advanced by them approximated those of protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and elsewhere. This presentation will offer an explanation rooted in historical institutionalism, regime-opposition dynamics, and the strategic importance of Jordan to regional and global powers. In short, the desire of the Jordanian citizenry for a more transparent, accountable, and socio-economically just political system is no less than any other part of the world. Abu-Rish is an assistant professor of Middle East history in the Department of History at Ohio University.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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November 2014 10

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Awad Halabi presenting "From Coup d’états to Alliances: The US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Awad Halabi presenting "From Coup d’états to Alliances: The US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII." This talk examines the larger trends that have characterized US involvement in the Middle East since WWII, such as maintaining access to oil in the region and preventing the Soviet Union from gaining a presence in the area. These larger interests have shaped how the US has engaged with questions of democracy in the Middle East, such as at time sponsoring coup d’états and other times forging alliances with monarchies and dictators. Halabi is an associate professor serving in the departments of history and religion at Wright State University specializing in the Middle East and Islam.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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December 2014 01

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Melanie Finney presenting "Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Melanie Finney presenting "Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace." In 1998, citizens on both sides of the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland ratified the Good Friday Belfast Agreement. Brokered in part by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, the agreement was considered an end of violence during the period known as the Troubles, and the beginning of a joint, government and community. However, many issues remain unresolved in the 16 years since the agreement was made. This paper examines some of these issues and argues that the ongoing peace process is still tenuous. Several issues are still contested in Northern Ireland, including observation of various cultural traditions such as display of flags and parading, memorialization and commemoration of specific sites related to the Troubles, and the concerns with the process of truth and reconciliation. Finney will also discuss the Boston College interviews that prompted international debate and led to the arrest of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in Spring 2014 and how these events have further jeopardized the peace process. Finney teaches in the departments of communication and theatre at DePauw University.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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January 2015 26

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Denison University MLK celebrations and the Global Studies Seminar welcome Rick Polhamus presenting "Peacemaking in Palestine."
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    Full Description: The Denison University MLK celebrations and the Global Studies Seminar welcome Rick Polhamus presenting "Peacemaking in Palestine." Rick Polhamus is a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and has worked in the Middle East over the past 14 years. He has training and experience in violence reduction, conflict resolution and transformation, negotiation, and mediation. Polhamus has lived and worked in many places with CPT including extended stays in South Dakota, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq. He has served on CPT's steering committee and has been CPT’s representative to the World Council of Churches (WCC), where he was part of the founding group of the WCC’s Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Linda Krumholz, 740-587-5740

February 2015 02

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar features Kirk Combe discussing Stephen Colbert and Sangeet Kumar examining the grammar of contention on the Indian web.
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Kirk Combe and Sangeet Kumar with two presentations, "Stephen Colbert: Great Satirist, or Greatest Satirist Ever?” by Combe and “Contagious Memes, Viral Parodies and the Grammar of Contention on the Indian Web,” by Kumar. The two presentations will interrogate the increasingly salient political role of parody and satire in the global public sphere. Kirk Combe’s talk will analyze the performance of Stephen Colbert to challenge dominant readings of his style as modernist. Instead, by showing how his style inhabits the ambiguous zone of indeterminacy and linguistic freeplay, his presentation will seek to position Colbert centrally within the postmodern style. In so doing Combe will also challenge interpretations of postmodernity as nihilistic “chaos” to make a case for its alignment with the genre of satire. Sangeet Kumar’s talk will analyze the emerging culture of social and political critique on the Indian web in order to understand how the convergence of a networked culture with tropes of parody and satire has created a new language for subversive discourse in India. Through analyzing specific examples of memes and viral videos he argues that this critique is defined by the syntax of “repetition with difference” both at the level of the medium and at the level of the text.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 09

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics." In conventional economic theories, the change of population is determined “exogenously” outside of the economic system. However, classical political economists Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus have long argued for the “endogenous” determination of population, hence establishing a connection between economics and demography. In this paper, we borrow their ideas to empirically examine the evolution of the relationship between per capita outputs and population dynamics for the period of 1970 – 2008 on a global scale. We find empirical evidences that correspond to both Smith and Malthus’s arguments. In this paper, we also conduct a projection for the additional real income needed for the global population to stabilize. Xiao Jiang is an assistant professor of economics and a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASAN). His research interests are international trade and development, classical political economy, economic modeling, and history of economic thought. Luis Villanueva is an assistant professor of economics and member of the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). His research interests are economic development in third world countries, economic history of Latin America and classical political economy.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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February 2015 16

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru." Abstract – Imperial Spanish legal codes empowered slaves to accuse their masters of cruelty (sevicia or maltrato) in court and have those complaints investigated and adjudicated by colonial magistrates. The consideration of such sevicia cases from late-colonial Lima, Peru, 
allows for the in-depth consideration of the legal culture of slavery in late-colonial Spanish America, long an area of interest for scholars of comparative slavery, and
 of master-slave relations more generally. The contests that animate these case files over the treatment of slaves reveal much about the
nature of late-colonial slavery and ongoing social discourses on the acceptable treatment of the enslaved. “Female Slave Litigants” focuses specifically on the explicitly gendered arguments that female slaves and/or their representatives presented before colonial courts in attempts to prove abuse. Historians have long recognized slavery as a profoundly gendered institution, one in which many scholars would argue that women faced a double burden as enslaved persons and as women. This essay, however, extends that discussion to explore how slave women themselves employed colonial gender norms surrounding proper womanhood relative to work, family, and sexuality to argue that some slave women faced particularly gendered forms of abuse. The question becomes, then, did those gendered arguments prove successful, did colonial society come to understand proper treatment of slaves as dependent upon the sex of the slave? Bio Frank “Trey” Proctor teaches courses in the history of Latin America and the Atlantic World. His research and teaching interests focus on Mexico, colonial Latin America, and Comparative Slavery. Proctor’s research focuses on the lived experience of slaves of African descent and master-slave relations in Spanish America. His first book, “Damned Notions of Liberty”: Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010) explores those issues in Mexico. His next book project will explore similar questions from the perspective of the Spanish Empire in an attempt to move away from “national” histories. His talk today comes from research conducted in Lima, Peru. Part of that research will soon be published as “An “Imponderable Servitude”: Slave versus Master Litigation for Maltratamiento or Sevicia (Cruelty) in late Eighteenth-century Lima, Peru” in The Journal of Social History. In addition to his work on slavery, Proctor also recently published an article on the histories of pet-keeping, popular culture, and laughter in late-colonial Mexico City entitled “Amores Perritos: Puppies, Laughter, and Popular Catholicism in Bourbon Mexico City” which appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies. In 2005, Proctor joined the Denison faculty after teaching at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA for two years. Professor Proctor earned his BA from University of California at Davis, his MA from the University of Arizona, and his PhD from Emory University.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 23

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City." ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on the concrete practices of spending time and sharing newspapers in a network of outdoor reading rooms or “footpath libraries” established by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 2004-2005. Drawing on conversations with readers I met at these sites, I suggest that the social institution of the newspaper library itself can be read as a site of cultural assertion for a new kind of urban community. With a nod to Benedict Anderson, whose central assertion in Imagined Communities was rooted in the idea of strangers communing through novels and newspapers, I call these accidental communities. Accidental, because partaking in the sociality of the reading room is born less of established social relationships than of accidents of history and geography. But communities, nevertheless, because the men (and it is only men) who come together in these spaces do so not just to read but also, importantly, to claim a place in the changing city. BIO: Matthew Rosen teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His dissertation concerned a community of readers in Pune, a city of 3 million in western India, where he carried out 22 months of research with the support of AIIS, Fulbright, and NSF grants. Matthew’s current research examines the changing nature of “ordinary reading” in an age of mass literacy and global communication.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

March 2015 02

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Liam Anderson presenting "The Rise of ISIS: Implications for the Future of Iraq.”
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Liam Anderson presenting "The Rise of ISIS: Implications for the Future of Iraq.” Abstract: More than ten years on from the invasion of Iraq, the country’s new political order looks to be in serious trouble. ISIS’s rapid conquest of large swathes of northern and western Iraq in the wake of a disintegrating Iraqi army is symptomatic of the country’s fundamental fragility as a state and nation. The stated intent of Kurdish leaders to stage a vote on independence and the emergence of a Shia secessionist movement in the south have led many to argue, indeed, that the very existence of Iraq as a coherent territorial entity is a stake. To what extent does the emergence of ISIS threaten the survival of Iraq? Despite the gravity of the situation, a recent change in the country’s political leadership offers some grounds for optimism both that ISIS can be defeated, and that divisive political issues, such as oil and gas, and federalism, can finally be resolved. In this way, the rise of ISIS potentially provides an opportunity and catalyst for the badly needed recalibration of Iraq’s political system. Bio: Liam Anderson obtained his MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, UK, and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia. He is currently a Professor of Political Science at Wright State University, where he teaches classes in Comparative Politics and International Relations. His research interests include issues of constitutional design, particularly with reference to ethnically divided states, such as Iraq. His books include, The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy, or Division (2005) and Crisis in Kirkuk: The Ethnopolitics of Conflict and Compromise (2009) (both with Gareth Stansfield), An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs (with EW Anderson) (2011), and Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems (2013).
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

March 2015 30

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Sandra Mathern and Souleyman Badolo presenting "I am Relative to You, Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Sandra Mathern and Souleyman Badolo presenting "I am Relative to You, Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso." Following a visit to and presentation of her work in Ouagadougou, Sandra shares experiences of contemporary dance in Burkina Faso, and the influence of place and culture on her work there, and opens the conversation up to Burkinabé native and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Solo Badolo.
    Address: Mulberry House Gallery, Mix Lab, Denison University, 202 North Mulberry Street, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315