News & Events


Professor Emeritus Richard Appelbaum co-authored a new book Innovation in China (Polity Press, 2018), which examines China’s drive to become the world leader in technological innovation.

Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred B. Steger, Saskia Sassen, with Victor Faessel

In Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, Professor Nadège T. Clitandre offers a comprehensive analysis of Danticat’s exploration of the dialogic relationship between nation and diaspora.

Professor Javiera Barandiarán's new book covers the politics of scientific advice across four environmental conflicts in Chile, when the state acted as a “neutral broker” rather than protecting the common good.

  • The Future of Human Rights

Drawing on Professor Alison Brysk's extensive experience as a leading human rights scholar and activist, The Future of Human Rights offers a broad and authoritative guide to the big questions in global human rights governance today.

Featured Events

Join us for a panel discussion on the politics of carbon. The panel will feature presentations by Javiera Barandiaran (Global Studies), Jia-Ching Chen (Global Studies), and Hannah Appel (Anthropology, UCLA). Timothy Mitchell (Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University) will serve as the discussant.

  1. November 30, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm