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).
Who are we planting trees for? The impact of government afforestation programs on land cover and rural livelihoods in the Indian HimalayaEvent Time: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Forrest Fleischman, Department of Forest Resources
Global discourses promote tree-planting as a way to mitigate climate change while promoting rural livelihoods, yet there are few studies examining the implementation...
Software Labor and the Internal Contradictions of Middle Management: The Case of an Offshore IndustryEvent Time: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Devika Narayan, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
A vast workforce in India manages the...
Ruins and Remains: Imaging 'community' in the South End MuseumEvent Time: Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Michelle Smith, University of the Western Cape
The order of post-apartheid empathyEvent Time: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Ross Truscott, University of the Western Cape
Black TaxiEvent Time: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Elliot James, Department of History, University of MN at Morris
Abortion, Family Planning, and the Population Regime in South Korea (1974-2019)Event Time: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by Jade Ji, PhD candidate, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality StudiesIn April 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea made a ground breaking decision that abortion criminal codes were unconstitutional....
Relational Inclusion, Plural Rights, the SDGs, and National Education PolicyEvent Time: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Chris Johnstone, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Scholars and practitioners of inclusive education often use terms like “all” or “universal” to describe their aims. What it means to be “...
Place and Location: Theorising Pan-Africa in Postcolonial DebatesEvent Time: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Ayanda Wiseman Nombila, University of the Western Cape
This talk will focus on the debate between two African intellectuals/scholars – Achille Mbembe and Archie Mafeje – about the possibilities of Africanity ...
Assessing effects of climate seasonality and anthropogenic disturbance on large terrestrial mammals of the Colombian OrinoquiaEvent Time: Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by Juliana Velez Gomez, PhD student, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Maintaining reserves for biodiversity conservation has become more challenging due to the space requirements for feeding a growing...
Ver (see), Juzgar (analyze), and Actuar (act): Appropriation and auto-discovery of Mayan identity during the Guatemalan Armed Conflict 1980-1992Event Time: Fri, 09/27/2019 - 12:00pm
Presented by Heider Tun, PhD Candidate, Department of History
Abstract: My work studies the historical, material and social conditions that allowed for the beginning of the human rights movement initiated by the Guatemalan Catholic...