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).
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...
Landless Science and Capitalist Development in ColombiaEvent Time: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Alexander Liebman, Department of Horticulture, University of Minnesota
Abstract: On November 30th, 2016, the Colombian government and FARC signed a peace agreement following months of deliberation after the Colombian...
Land, Gender, Colonial Legacies: On Women's Movements for Land Justice in Morocco TodayEvent Time: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:00pm
Zakia Salime is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers. She is currently teaching at Yale as a President Visiting Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her publications...
Developmental Crises and Global Crises: Helping Grieving Children and AdolescentsEvent Time: Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Illene N. Cupit, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Department of Human Development
Abstract: Estimates from agencies such as the World...
Institutions and Solidarity: Wild Rice Research and the Commodification of KnowledgeEvent Time: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Melanie Bowman
Department of PhilosophyICGC Global Food Security Fellow Abstract: In this paper I express pessimism about the ability of universities and other knowledge-producing institutions to be in genuine...
Theory, activism and community building in the natural sciencesEvent Time: Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Siddharth Iyengar
Department of Ecology, Evolution and BehaviorAbstract: What does a liberatory, socially aware, historicised and humble teaching/learning of natural science look like? What is at stake in...
Aniceti Kitereza: A Tanzanian EpicEvent Time: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Dr. Shoonie Hartwig, founder of Mwangaza Partnership of education, health, family and faith
Dr. Joseph Mbele, University...
End of the Future: Security, Capital, UtopiaEvent Time: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Asli Calkvik, Istanbul Technical University, ICGC and UMN Political Science Visiting Faculty
The discipline of International...
Indigenous rights education: Quechua lands, cultural practices, and human rights education in the Peruvian AndesEvent Time: Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, assistant professor of Indigenous education, School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University
Talk abstract: Over the past year, a number of local and national media reports have emerged...
HIV/AIDS Capitalism and Queer Anti-anti NormativityEvent Time: Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00pm
Presented by Shana Ye, PhD Candidate, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Abstract: Dominant accounts attribute the increasing visibility of China’s LGBT culture and identity to China’s post-socialist...