All events take place in International Affairs Building, Room 918, unless otherwise noted. No registration required.
Globalization is a strange concept–simultaneously undisputed in its existence and radically contested in its meaning. The idea that the world is irrevocably interconnected in new and distinct ways has been a central, if unwieldy, locus of academic study for almost twenty years now. Exploring topics ranging from labor to migration, war to climate change, these lectures aim to reframe key debates in the study of the interconnectedness of the planet.
|“Labor: Finland and Thailand”
Daena Aki Funahashi, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
|“Postsocialism: Mongolia and China”
Manduhai Buyandelger, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lily Chumley, Assistant Professor of MediaCulture, and Communication
Steinhardt School, New York University
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
|“War: Geopolitics in the US and the Middle East”
Mike Hill, Associate Professor of English, SUNY Albany
|“Gender: The Transnational Matchmaking Industry in Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia, and the US”
Jennifer Patico, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgia State University
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS), Harriman Institute, and the International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT)