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).
Explaining the Rise of Diaspora InstitutionsEvent Time: Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:00pm
Presented by Michael Cummins (Doctoral Candidate) and Professor Paul Vaaler
ABSTRACT: Why do states establish and empower diaspora engagement institutions? Origin-state institutions...
'Otherwise No One Will Marry You': Gender Politics and the English Language in India TodayEvent Time: Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00pm
Presenter: Akshya Saxena, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Abstract: How do we understand the combined literary and political force of the...
The Impact of the Flower Industry on Health in EcuadorEvent Time: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:00pm
Presenter: Hester Simons, Department of Epidemiology
Abstract: Ecuador is one of the leading producers and exporters of flowers, especially roses, in the world. While the flower...
The “Meaning” of Life: Approaches From DevastationEvent Time: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter: Professor Yasmeen Arif, Department of Sociology – University of Delhi, India
Nehru-Fulbright Senior Research Fellow: ICGC and Institute for Advanced Study, UMN
The Politics of Secularism in Post-Mubarak EgyptEvent Time: Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter: Ismail Yaylaci, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
Abstract: Three years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak by a popular uprising...
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...