Past Events

Mar 24, 2023
Speaker: Lawrence Gostin, JD, LL.D (Hon.)

Learning objectives:

At the end of this talk, participants will be able to answer:
- Why the world faces grave risks of future pandemics and epidemics;
- Why animal health and human health are intertwined; and
- Why climate change poses major pandemic risks.

Mar 24, 2023
Speaker: Isaac Esposto

Isaac's research centers on the intersections between Queer/Trans* Theory, Post-Colonial Theory, Marxism, and Indigenous Studies.

Mar 20, 2023

This webinar features speakers from the region of Cusco, Peru, sharing their work and experiences since the December 2022 protests.


Mar 17, 2023
Speaker: Catherine Ulep

Catherine’s topics of interest include: gender & sexuality, maritime, and commodities.

Mar 14, 2023

Online webinar addressing the following topics:

  • Political, social, and historical contexts
  • Indigenous peoples and rights
  • State violence and repression
  • Human and more-than-human relations

Facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Sumida Huaman

Feb 17, 2023
Speaker: Meixi

Meixi's work  focuses on an enduring concern: how can schools contribute to the collective livelihoods and future wellbeing of Indigenous young people, their families, and the lands and waters where they live? The work interweaves comparative education, learning sciences and the study of micro-moments of interaction and trans-Indigenous scholarship in pursuit of this question.

Feb 17, 2023Feb 18, 2023

Automation by Design is a global, interdisciplinary, virtual CBI symposium on the politics and culture of digital automation, to be held Friday through Saturday, February 17 & 18, 2023. Our program will draw from a broad range of fields across the humanities and social sciences.


Feb 16, 2023
Speaker: Michele L. Roberts

Michelle Roberts is the national co-coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform. She has a long history of providing capacity support, organizing, and technical assistance on the connections between chemicals management, oil and gas extraction, energy systems, and toxics exposure and legacy. All of which now have a monumental legacy impact on the global climate crisis. She supports communities in their efforts to make connections regarding the impacts of toxins on human health and the environment. She also is a spoken word artist, who created Arts Slam @ SsAMS, a community-based arts program created to advance social justice. She proclaims herself a proud graduate of the Historically Black College and University Michele is a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. She also serves as the environmental justice producer for The On- The Ground Show: Voices of Resistance, Washington, DC pacifica network WPFW FM 89.3.

Feb 10, 2023
Speaker: Vicente Diaz

Prof. Diaz is Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies and Director of The Native Canoe Program. Diaz is a leader in traditional canoe cultural revitalization and study in the Micronesian region of the Pacific Islands and in the development of global and comparative Indigenous Studies.

Feb 3, 2023
Speaker: Nicholas Nyachega

Nicholas' research examines a history from below by highlighting the local quotidian experiences of borderlanders — indigenous Africans who live(d) in adjacent Honde Valley and Inyanga areas along the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border. He brings borderlanders’ everyday lives and local sovereignties to the center of analysis to understand how people’s everyday life goals and desires have changed over time and space, sometimes working in harmony or defiance to nation-state organizing principles and apparatuses of control. He examines how borderlanders’ local ideas of space and mobilities to critique state-centered perspectives to African borderlands.

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