ICGC offers a series of informal noon-time lecture-discussions called “Brown Bag Talks” where guests are invited to bring their lunches and eat during the sessions. Most of the presenters are ICGC Scholars and ICGC-affiliated faculty whose presentations focus on their current research projects. Visiting scholars and practitioners also make presentations in the talk series.
These events are open to the public. All ICGC Brown Bag Talks take place on Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 537 Heller Hall, ICGC Commons Area (unless otherwise noted).
Mingwei Huang, “Going South: Chinese World-Making in Johannesburg”Event Time: Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:00pm
Over the past decade, the liberal U.S. media has eagerly reported the “China-in-Africa” story as one...
Performing Kashmir, IndiaEvent Time: Fri, 12/08/2017 -
Presented by: Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Department of English, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Founding President, Pandies’ Theatre, Delhi
Abstract: This presentation intervenes in a complex vortex of war, state politics...
The Evaluation System as an Outspoken Boss who “doesn’t get gender”: Exploring the (in)commensurability of ‘gender’ within international developmentEvent Time: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Department of Sociology
Abstract: Lightly drawing from Latour’s notion of social actants, I will personify evaluation systems to sharpen attention to the powerful role they...
From Colonization to Globalization: Governing Migration in MalaysiaEvent Time: Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00pm
Oanh Nguyen, Department of Political Science
Abstract: In the last decades, there is a growing trend among many...
Toward A Specular Border Intellectual: Charlotte Maxeke and the Black AtlanticEvent Time: Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:00pm
Thozama April-Maduma, Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape
Abstract: Charlotte Maxeke was one of the most critical thinkers of race in the early twentieth century South Africa. She is both the...
English Literature at the South African University in the Era of Rhodes Must FallEvent Time: Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Presenter: Kate Highman, Visting Scholar, University of the Western Cape
Abstract: Given its imperial legacy, the university discipline of ‘English Literature’ is a prime candidate for ‘decolonization’, as...
Valmont Layne "Jazz, Cape Town and the 'sonic postapartheid"Event Time: Fri, 10/20/2017 -
Presenter: Valmont Layne, ICGC Visiting Scholar
University of the Western Cape
Abstract: In contemporary Cape Town, a thriving jazz culture amplifies South Africa’s complex story. How does Cape...
The Master's House and the Garret: Life in the Intersections of Black Feminisms, Geography, and ArchitectureEvent Time: Fri, 10/13/2017 -
Presented by: Tia Gardner, ICGC Scholar, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, UMN
Abstract: In May of...
Ismat and Manto and My Activist PerformanceEvent Time: Fri, 09/29/2017 -
Ismat and Manto and My Activist Performance
Presented by: Anuradha Marwah,...
Multilateral Financing and the Future of Brazilian DevelopmentEvent Time: Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Raquel Dantas do Amaral
University of Sao Paulo
Architecture & Urbanism
In the highly competitive neoliberal context in Brazil, in which land has become an increasingly lucrative commodity, the...