25 Years

ICGC Brown Bag Series

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).


ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
24
2014

District Six Revisited

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Dec
06
2013

Rage and Resistance: Re-Reading the Disorderly Woman in Indian Cinema

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
22
2013

Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation Systems

Event Time: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:00pm

Presenter:

Emily Springer, Sociology Department

Abstract:

Since the late 1980s, international development donors have increasingly required the demonstration of return-on-investment through...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
15
2013

Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Caregiving for Development

Event Time: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:00pm

Presenter:

Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Abstract:

What does caregiving have to do with development? Why should we care about care? How is caregiving...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
08
2013

ICGC Brown Bag

Event Time: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00pm

Presenter:

Chantal Figueroa, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development

Abstract:

In 2011, Guatemala City was deemed the most dangerous city for women in the world. In addition...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
01
2013

Colouring Over the White Line

Event Time: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00pm

Presenter:

Virgil Slade, History Department

Abstract:

In the immediate aftermath of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, the authoritarian state in South Africa seemed to abandon apartheid orthodoxy when they...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
25
2013

Cahora Bassa: Extending South Africa’s Tentacles of Empire 1965-2013

Event Time: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:00pm

Presenter:

Professor Allen Isaacman, History Department

Abstract:

In 1965, when Portugal proposed constructing a dam at Cahora Bassa, colonial officials envisioned that numerous benefits would flow from...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
18
2013

The NE 51 series frontier: Housing and forced removal on the fringes of the South African empire

Event Time: Fri, 10/18/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter:

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)

Abstract:

The talk...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
11
2013

Food Systems and Field Experiences: Some Reflections from the Gwayakosijigan (Compass) Project at Fond du Lac

Event Time: Fri, 10/11/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter:

Dr. Dave Wilsey, Lecturer in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Abstract:

Food is an attractive issue in its own right but may be especially notable in Native American communities,...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
04
2013

Making Sense of Developments in Egypt: A Popularly Backed Coup or a Military-Backed Second Wave of Revolution?

Event Time: Fri, 10/04/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter:

Ragui Assaad, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Abstract:

Professor Assaad will try to make sense of current developments in Egypt by going beyond news headlines and...

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