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).
District Six RevisitedEvent Time: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:00pm
Presenter: Ciraj Rassool, Department of History, University of Western Cape
Abstract: This is a lecture about the contradictions and tensions of the politics of urban social...
Rage and Resistance: Re-Reading the Disorderly Woman in Indian CinemaEvent Time: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:00pm
Therona Moodley, Visiting Scholar, University of Western Cape
Abstract: In my proposed PhD project I seek to disrupt gender identity and representations of the feminine through a re-reading of anger...
Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation SystemsEvent Time: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:00pm
Emily Springer, Sociology Department
Since the late 1980s, international development donors have increasingly required the demonstration of return-on-investment through...
Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Caregiving for DevelopmentEvent Time: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:00pm
Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
What does caregiving have to do with development? Why should we care about care? How is caregiving...
ICGC Brown BagEvent Time: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00pm
Chantal Figueroa, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
In 2011, Guatemala City was deemed the most dangerous city for women in the world. In addition...
Colouring Over the White LineEvent Time: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00pm
Virgil Slade, History Department
In the immediate aftermath of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, the authoritarian state in South Africa seemed to abandon apartheid orthodoxy when they...
Cahora Bassa: Extending South Africa’s Tentacles of Empire 1965-2013Event Time: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:00pm
Professor Allen Isaacman, History Department
In 1965, when Portugal proposed constructing a dam at Cahora Bassa, colonial officials envisioned that numerous benefits would flow from...
The NE 51 series frontier: Housing and forced removal on the fringes of the South African empireEvent Time: Fri, 10/18/2013 -
Presented by Dr. Giorgio Miescher, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Centre for Humanities Research (University of the Western Cape), Centre for African Studies (University of Basel)
Food Systems and Field Experiences: Some Reflections from the Gwayakosijigan (Compass) Project at Fond du LacEvent Time: Fri, 10/11/2013 -
Dr. Dave Wilsey, Lecturer in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Food is an attractive issue in its own right but may be especially notable in Native American communities,...
Making Sense of Developments in Egypt: A Popularly Backed Coup or a Military-Backed Second Wave of Revolution?Event Time: Fri, 10/04/2013 -
Ragui Assaad, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Professor Assaad will try to make sense of current developments in Egypt by going beyond news headlines and...