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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).

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Post Conflict: The Library as a Social Sculpture

Event Time: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by: Wafaa Bilal, New York University Tisch School of Arts

Moderated by: Boris Oicherman, Curator for Creative Collaboration, Weisman Art Museum

During the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the College of Fine...

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Pro-poor nature-based climate solution or environmentally destructive greenwash? The environmental and social impacts of global tree planting drives in the western Indian Himalayas

Event 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...

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Software Labor and the Internal Contradictions of Middle Management: The Case of an Offshore Industry

Event Time: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Devika Narayan, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

A vast workforce in India manages the...

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Ruins and Remains: Imaging 'community' in the South End Museum

Event Time: Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Michelle Smith, University of the Western Cape

This chapter, a part of my dissertation on three museums in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, reflects on South End Museum in Port Elizabeth. As a “community museum,” South End...

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The order of post-apartheid empathy

Event Time: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Ross Truscott, ICGC Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape 

This talk sounds out a tentative introduction to a book manuscript titled, The Order of Empathy: Post-apartheid Fellow Feeling. The general...

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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 Studies

In April 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea made a ground breaking decision that abortion criminal codes were unconstitutional....
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Relational Inclusion, Plural Rights, the SDGs, and National Education Policy

Event 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 “...

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Place and Location: Theorising Pan-Africa in Postcolonial Debates

Event 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 ...

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Assessing effects of climate seasonality and anthropogenic disturbance on large terrestrial mammals of the Colombian Orinoquia

Event 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...

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Ver (see), Juzgar (analyze), and Actuar (act): Appropriation and auto-discovery of Mayan identity during the Guatemalan Armed Conflict 1980-1992

Event 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...