Global Studies Seminar

About the Series 

global studies seminar series

The Global Studies Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance. Speakers from the Denison faculty as well as guest scholars are invited to present their recently published (or work in progress) research. In the spirit of the liberal arts, we strive to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of complex global challenges, and we work hard to try to balance the lecture series coverage with topics/speakers from the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences.

The seminars are held on Monday nights at 7:30-9 PM and are open and free to the public.

Series Archives

2017

‘Sustainable Energy for Rural and Developing Communities’ (87660)
March 27, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ahmed Soliman presenting "Sustainable Energy for Rural and Developing Communities."
Shoruq US Tour 2017: Traditional Debka Dance from Palestine (87929)
March 26, 2017
A dance troupe of 18 Palestinian teenagers from the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine, perform traditional Debka dance.
‘The Arabic Gospels’ (87661)
March 6, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jason Busic presenting “Language, Religion, and Identity in Medieval Iberia: the Arabic Gospels.”
‘Education as part of welfare policy in Finland’ (87659)
February 20, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Taina Wewer presenting "Education as part of welfare policy in Finland."
‘Tromba Spirit Possession in  Madagascar’ (87657)
February 13, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ron Emoff presenting "Clinton, Bush, and Hussein in the Courts of Kings: Tromba Spirit Possession in Madagascar."
‘Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before’ (87649)
February 6, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Diana Mafe presenting "Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before."
‘Toward an ethnography of soccer’ (87650)
January 30, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Veerendra Lele presenting "Toward an ethnography of soccer."
‘Martin Luther King, the Chicago Freedom Movement and Lessons for Today’ (87648)
January 23, 2017
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Michael Mayne presenting "Martin Luther King, the Chicago Freedom Movement and Lessons for Today."

2016

Learning About Globalization in Sri Lanka (86000)
November 7, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents "Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Learning about Globalization in Sri Lanka."
Facilitating the Transformation of Developing Countries: Ghana (86001)
October 31, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents "Strategies to Facilitate the Transformation of Developing Countries: A Focus on Ghana."
The Risk of Nuclear War: United States and China (85989)
October 17, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Dr. Gregory Kulacki presenting "The Risk of Nuclear War Between the United States and China.
‘The Construction of a Poverty Impact Index’ (85980)
October 10, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents "The Construction of a Poverty Impact Index in a Global Value Chain."
‘Language Attitudes Towards Arabic Code Switching’ (85981)
October 3, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents a discussion about language attitudes towards Arabic code switching.
‘Five Notes on Traditional Chinese Music’ (85959)
September 26, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents a discussion of the main characteristics and history of traditional Chinese music.
An Alternative Characterization of the World Economy (85954)
September 19, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk about exploring an alternative way of characterizing the world economy.
Understanding Citizenship in the World Society (85955)
September 12, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk about understanding citizenship in the world society.
Global Studies Seminar presents Jon Calame (66440)
April 20, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled 'Civic Disobedience' by author and international urban planning expert Jon Calame.
Understanding Citizenship in the World Society (58138)
April 11, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes JoEllen Pederson from Longwood University, Denison senior Alana Murray and Denison professor K. Russell Shekha to speak about understanding citizenship in the world society.
‘Making Language Relevant’ (58137)
April 4, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison professor Gabriele Dillmann to speak about "Making Language Relevant: The Current Refugee Crisis in the Globally Connected German Classroom."
‘Fascination with the Foreigner’ (58139)
March 7, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar features Denison professor Ron Abram to speak about "Fascination with the Foreigner: New Prints Made in Berlin and Dresden, Germany."
‘The British Social Welfare Office’ (58112)
February 29, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison professor Robin Chapdelaine to speak about "The British Social Welfare Office: The Case of Juvenile Labor, Reform, and Nationalism in Colonial Calabar, 1950s."
Islam and Muslims through Chinese eyes (58118)
February 22, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Denison professor Shao-yun Yang to speak about "Islam and Muslims Through Medieval and Early Modern Chinese Eyes."
‘A Resurgence of Dance Education’ (56028)
February 15, 2016
Umeshi Rajeendra '13 presents a Global Studies Seminar titled "Transforming the Fruit: A Resurgence of Dance Education."
Slavery in the 21st century (58140)
February 1, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Christopher Hemmig from The Ohio State University to speak about "Slavery in the 21st Century: The Case of Mauritania."
‘Racism, Militarism, Poverty’ (49950)
January 25, 2016
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Pranav Jani from The Ohio State University to speak about "Racism, Militarism, Poverty: MLK's 'Triple Evils' and the Struggle Today."

2015

'The Global Impacts of Two Paradigms' (47818)
November 16, 2015
The Global Studies Seminars, an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance, welcomes Professor Olivia Aguilar presenting, "Environmental Education and Education for
'The Ebola outbreak: Where are we now?' (47817)
November 2, 2015
The Global Studies Seminars, an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance, welcomes Professor Christine Weingart presenting, "The Ebola outbreak: Where are we now?"
'Butterflies and Literary Experimentation' (47816)
October 12, 2015
The Global Studies Seminars, an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance, welcomes Professor Michael Tangeman presenting a lecture, "EnJoe Toh: Butterflies and Lit
'Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso' (39725)
March 30, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Sandra Mathern and Souleymane Badolo presenting "I am Relative to You: Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso."
February 23, 2015
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."
February 16, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru."
'Global Population Dynamics' (39708)
February 9, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xiao Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics."
February 2, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar features Kirk Combe discussing Stephen Colbert and Sangeet Kumar examining the grammar of contention on the Indian web.
January 26, 2015
The Denison University MLK celebrations and the Global Studies Seminar welcome Rick Polhamus presenting "Peacemaking in Palestine."
'Unfit to Be a Slave' (47774)
January 1, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes educator David Green presenting, "Unfit to be a Slave: The Revolutionary Role of Education in Social Transformation."
Social classes in Iran and Turkey (47773)
January 1, 2015
The Global Studies Seminars, an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance, welcomes Professor Sohrab Behdad and Professor Farhad Nomani presenting, "Reconfiguration
January 1, 2015
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Liam Anderson presenting "The Rise of ISIS: Implications for the Future of Iraq.”

2014

'Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace'  (38117)
December 1, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Melanie Finney presenting "Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace."
'US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII' (38082)
November 10, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Awad Halabi presenting "From Coup d’états to Alliances: The US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII."
'Jordan and the Legacies of State Formation' (38059)
November 3, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ziad Abu-Rish presenting "Jordan, the Arab Uprisings, and the Legacies of State Formation."
'Development Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa' (38042)
October 27, 2014
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.”
'A Case-study from Postsocialist Albania' (38016)
October 13, 2014
The Global Seminar Series welcomes Smoki Musaraj presenting: "Corruption Indicators, Global Governance and Local Political Drama: A Case-study from Postsocialist Albania."
'Acadie XXI: Reimagining a Transnational Diaspora' (38429)
September 29, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Pierre Dairon presenting "Acadie XXI: Reimagining a Transnational Diaspora."
'(Im)possible Interventions' (38413)
September 22, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Micaela Vivero presenting "(Im)possible Interventions."
'Chinese Philosophy and Human Communication' (38391)
September 8, 2014
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ping Yang presenting "Chinese Philosophy and Human Communication."
April 14, 2014
Global Studies Seminar welcomes Nestor Matthews presenting "Neural Correlates of In-Group & Out-Group Classifications.”
'Rural women's movement' (38901)
April 7, 2014
Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabi Mkhize presenting “Rural Women’s Movement: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Organizing and Empowerment.”
Mexican horror films (38874)
March 31, 2014
Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charles St-Georges presenting “The Modernized Myth and Mythical Modernity: Mexican Horror Films, Race, and the Socioeconomic Status Quo.”
Arab-American history (38779)
March 10, 2014
Global Studies Seminar welcomes Charlotte Karem Albrecht presenting "Peddling an Arab American History: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities."
Liberté, égalité, fraternité (38735)
March 3, 2014
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.”