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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    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

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

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

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

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