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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
Feb
05
2021

Names and Faces: Haptic Visuality of Financial Markets

Event Time: Fri, 02/05/2021 - 12:00pm

Presented by Deniz Coral, Department of Anthropology

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The global finance industry has gone digital. In this context, trading screens are at the center of trading practices as...

ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
29
2021

Baby Boom or Bust? Cash Transfers and Fertility: Evidence from Poland’s "Family 500+" Policy

Event Time: Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:00pm

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Presented by: Anna Bokun, Department of Sociology

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This paper leverages the 2016 introduction...

ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
22
2021

What we learned from press reporting about disappearances in Mexico

Event Time: Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:00pm

Presented by Barbara Frey, Institute for Global Studies/Human Rights Program UMN Twin-Cities

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ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
20
2020

Trans-Plants and Gardens

Event Time: Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by Tia-Simone Gardner (Macalester College) and Monica Moses Haller (UMN Department of Art)

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Abstract: Tia-Simone Gardner and Monica...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
13
2020

Whitewashed Horizon: the capital enclousure of the ocean and maritime black erasure

Event Time: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Heather Wares

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Abstract: In 2013, the South African government launched Operation Phakisa, a program focused on unlocking the economic potential of the country’s...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
06
2020

"An accent from everywhere": The politics of sociolinguistics, belonging, and girls schooling in Bahrain

Event Time: Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Sara Musaifer, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development

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Abstract: In this chapter, I focus on the...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
23
2020

Institutional Disaffection and the Exercise of Legal Agency in Latin America

Event Time: Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Lisa Hilbink, Department of Political Science

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Abstract: Surveys show that trust in justice institutions in Latin America is extremely...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
16
2020

Schoolyard speculation: The transformation of education facilities into residential real estate in Chicago

Event Time: Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Keavy McFadden, Department of Geography

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Abstract: This talk examines education-based urban restructuring in Chicago via the material relationships between school...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
09
2020

Understanding plant physiology across Latin American forests: cultural and climatic legacies

Event Time: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by German Vargas, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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Abstract: Drought events are increasing in their frequency and intensity within the...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
02
2020

Migration Management and the Pursuit of Safe Migration in Malaysia

Event Time: Fri, 10/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by Oahn Nguyen, Department of Political Science

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Abstract: In the development of migration management policies, a quiet but widely held assumption is...

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