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).
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 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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...
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...