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
Mar
14
2014

Explaining the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
07
2014

'Otherwise No One Will Marry You': Gender Politics and the English Language in India Today

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
21
2014

The Impact of the Flower Industry on Health in Ecuador

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
07
2014

The “Meaning” of Life: Approaches From Devastation

Event 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

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ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
31
2014

The Politics of Secularism in Post-Mubarak Egypt

Event 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...

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...

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