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Past Events

ICGC Brown Bag
Dec
06
2019

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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ICGC Special Event
Dec
05
2019

Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War: The Role of Outsiders in the Current Crisis

Event Time: Thu, 12/05/2019 - 3:00pm

Talk by Elizabeth Schmidt, Professor Emeritus of History, Loyola University, Maryland

To outsiders, the word “Africa” often conjures up images of a continent in crisis, riddled with war and corruption, imploding from disease and starvation...

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ICGC Co-sponsored Event
Nov
22
2019

Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change Symposium

Event Time: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 1:30pm

Women are typically on the front lines of the fight for environmental justice around the world. In Minnesota, indigenous women have been leading efforts for native sovereignty, for protection of land and water, for climate justice, and for the...

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ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
22
2019

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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ICGC Co-sponsored Event
Nov
19
2019

Speculative Fabulations: Beneath Yaba's Garden, Ama Josephine Budge with Junauda Petrus

Event Time: Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:00pm Click here to read more
ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
15
2019

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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ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
08
2019

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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ICGC Co-sponsored Event
Nov
01
2019

Hungry Translations: Relearning the World through Radical Vulnerability Authors' Reading and Celebration

Event Time: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 1:30pm Click here to read more
ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
25
2019

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.... Click here to read more
ICGC Special Event
Oct
24
2019

Changing the Ethnographic Museum in South Africa and Germany

Event Time: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Talk by Ciraj Rassool, Professor of History, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: Over the last 15 years since South Africa became a democracy, the museum category of the ‘ethnographic’ came under severe scrutiny as a...

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