Global Studies Seminar

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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 - 2018

April 23, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Behind the Scenes of the Crime: Translating Japanese Mysteries."

April 18, 2018

Denison University presents a panel of students from Denison and Kenyon College discussion their experiences as Central Asian students at U.S. colleges.

‘Introducing Global Content’ (102892)
April 16, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Introducing Global Content in Intermediate Language Courses."

April 11, 2018

Denison University welcomes Ohio State University professor Morgan Liu presenting "Post-Soviet Transition in Central Asia."

April 9, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Male Dominance and Domestic Violence in Post-Soviet Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan."

Artist talk: Central Asia Textile Exhibition (103536)
April 6, 2018

Denison University presents a Central Asia textile exhibition with an artist talk by members of VOICES International Art Initiative.

April 3, 2018

Denison University holds a public forum titled "Central Asia in Liberal Arts Education" as part of a Celebration of Central Asia.

‘Fidget Spinners and Binary Logic’ – LOCATION CHANGE (102890)
March 27, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Fidget Spinners and Binary Logic: Imagination and Creativity in the Modalities of Change."

‘Building of Kazakhstan’ (102893)
March 26, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Interplay of Ethnic Nationalism and Islam with the Nation: Building of Kazakhstan."

‘Rethinking Central Asian Islam’ (102894)
March 26, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Rethinking Central Asian Islam in Light of Shahab Ahmed's 'What is Islam'."

‘Thinking Through Translation’ (102886)
March 5, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Thinking Through Translation: Translators and the Formation of Publics in Contemporary Iran."

‘International Development Banks in the Andean Amazon’ (102887)
February 26, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "International Development Banks in the Andean Amazon: Working Despite People, For People or With People?"

January 29, 2018

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Why Read King?" by Denison professor Jeff Kurtz.

Controlling Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes in the 21st Century (101137)
November 13, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "How to control disease-carrying mosquitoes in the 21st century."

Six paintings on car covers (101138)
November 6, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Find the 2 and you will be kissed tomorrow. 55555555: A Car Show."

‘Subversion of Humanitarian Narrative in “Johnny Mad Dog”‘ (101139)
October 30, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Subversion of Humanitarian Narrative in Emmanuel Dongala's 'Johnny Mad Dog'."

‘Is Mercantilism Passé?’ (101140)
October 23, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Growth, Distribution & Foreign Trade: 'Is Mercantilism Passé?'"

‘Travels and Travails of the Monetary Hoard’ (101090)
October 9, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Travels and Travails of the Monetary Hoard: Kirchnerism and Passive Revolution in Argentina."

Global Studies Seminar: ‘Germans Go to the Polls’ (101091)
October 2, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Germans Go to the Polls: Analyzing the Impact of the 2017 Elections for Europe and Beyond."

‘Migrants in Brazil: Exploring the Migration Paradigm’ (101092)
September 18, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Migrants in Brazil: Exploring the migration paradigm in the context of the Brazilian 'Racial Democracy'."

‘Climate Stress: The Untold Story of Arab Uprisings’ – Location change (101082)
September 11, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar presents "Climate Stress: The Untold Story of the Arab Uprisings." The talk will take place in the Roost in Slayter Hall.

2016 - 2017

‘Chaos, War, or a New World Order?’ (87662)
April 10, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Megan Threlkeld presenting "Chaos, War, or a New World Order? The Campaign for World Government in the 1930s."

‘William Jordan Currin ‘1913 and the Great War’ (87663)
April 3, 2017

The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Cathy Dollard and Mark Bryan presenting 'From the Archive to the Stage: William Jordan Currin '13 and the Great War."

‘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."

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.

2015 - 2016

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, senior Alana Murray and K. Russell Shekha to speak about understanding citizenship in society.

‘Making Language Relevant’ (58137)
April 4, 2016

The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Gabriele Dillmann presenting "Making Language Relevant:The Current Refugee Crisis in the Globally Connected German..."

‘Fascination with the Foreigner’ (58139)
March 7, 2016

The Global Studies Seminar features 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 Robin Chapdelaine presenting "The British Social Welfare Office: The Case of Juvenile Labor, Reform..."

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 OSU to speak about "Slavery in the 21st Century: The Case of Mauritania."

‘Racism, Militarism, Poverty’ (49950)
January 25, 2016

Global Studies Seminar welcomes Pranav Jani from OSU presenting "Racism, Militarism, Poverty: MLK's 'Triple Evils' and the Struggle Today."

'The Global Impacts of Two Paradigms' (47818)
November 16, 2015

The Global Studies Seminars, welcomes Professor Olivia Aguilar presenting, "Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development"

'The Ebola outbreak: Where are we now?' (47817)
November 2, 2015

The Global Studies Seminars welcomes Professor Christine Weingart presenting, "The Ebola outbreak: Where are we now?"