The University of Delaware’s Center for Global and Area Studies will begin its “Issues in Global Studies” lecture series at 12:20 p.m., Monday
February 5, in
204 Gore Hall.
Each lecture in the series, which continues through April 30, is
free and open to the public. The series also is part of a one-credit course (ARSC300) that is a core course for the minor in global studies. This semester's theme "Sustainable Futures" brings to the forefront a dialogue about how to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability is understood in its broadest sense, and it includes considerations of the distribution of wealth and resources and environmental renewability in our time and in the contexts of nationality and ethnicity, race and social class, and gender and sexuality.
Lectures will be held weekly on
Mondays from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in 204 Gore Hall. Each lecture will feature a different presenter, from UD and other institutions, focusing on a particular part of the world.
The topics and speakers are as follows, subject to change:
- Feb. 5 "Introduction to Series," Carla Guerron Montero, Anthropology, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program
- Feb. 12 "Sustaining & Preserving Our Photographic Heritage: Here, There & Everywhere," Debra Hess-Norris, Art Conservation
- Feb. 19 "Highlanders & Lowlanders in the Vietnamese Revolution: 1930-Present," Mark McLeod, History, Asian Studies Program
- Feb. 26 "The Building of the Multilingual State: Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Peru," Agustin Panizo Jansana, Director of Indigenous Languages, Viceministry of Interculturality of Ministry of Culture, Peru
- Mar. 5 "What Contribution can Corporate Social Responsibility Make Towards a Sustainable Future?," Daniel Kinderman, Political Science & International Relations, European Studies Program
- Mar. 12 "Humanitarian Exploits: The Political Economy of Refuge in Uganda," Georgina Ramsay, Anthropology, African Studies Program
- Mar. 19 "Water Sustainability Challenges for the 21st Century: Examples from Asia and Beyond," Holly Michael, Geological Sciences
- Apr. 9 "After Displacement: Forced Relocation & Subaltern Politics in Narmada River Valley, India," Vikram Thakur, Anthropology, Asian Studies Program
- Apr. 16 "Sustaining Cities and Urban Landscapes in Latin America," Rafael Estrada Mejia, Anthropology
- Apr. 23 "Sustainable Futures in Tourism," Carla Guerron Montero, Anthropology, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program
- Apr. 30 "Accelerating Transitions to Sustainable Energy in Africa: What's Working and How to Do More of It," Lawrence Agbemabiese, Energy & Environmental Policy
A flyer is available for download here.