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Last Sunday, February 7, 2016, the day of the Super Bowl, over 50 students from the Global...

The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in the sphere of knowledge and higher education. This course is offered through the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues, in Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Our very own Professor Giles Gunn examines evolution of global ethics, and his own thinking in his new book Ideas to Live For.

 

“When I got the chance to move into global studies, it was as though I’d finally found myself, at what was then age 60, in the field I’d always been longing to identify myself with,” said Gunn, a UCSB faculty member since 1985 and a founder of the institution’s well-regarded global studies program. “And since then I’ve been able, in a much more indulgent, but also an active and aggressive way, to pursue the kind of intellectual issues I really am grappling with. I’ve always been interested in ethical questions. What is the better life to be led under particular circumstances, in the face of certain specific challenges? 

"The Haiti Sustainable Development Research Collaborative : The Carrefour - Feuilles Neighborhood Redevelopment Project"

Along with undergraduate and Ph.D students, Professor Nadege Clitandre took a trip to Haiti in June 2015 where they tried to conceptualize short and long term development prospect in the earthquake- devastate community of Carrefour- Feuilles. The UCSB community interacted with different Haitian communities, ranging from governmental leaders to grassroots organizations and residents.

Watch the video of our trip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bkP5RWdCGQ

Program Events

A talk by Jia-Ching Chen, Ph.D.

  1. January 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

A four day research collaborations workshop of scholars, activists, labor organizers, youth feminist and LGBT leaders here at UCSB on the five-year anniversary of the Tahrir Square Uprising. These presenters are some of the leaders of the uprisings and media and political innovations coming out of the Global South.

#AfterTahrir

  1. January 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
  2. January 24, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  3. January 25, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  4. January 26, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am

This talk tells a story about life in displacement camps in wartime northern Uganda. A focus on...

  1. January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

TALK BY AARON BENANAV
Aaron Benanav's current research examines the global forces giving...

  1. January 19, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kimberly Kay Hoanh, from University of Chicago Dept. of Sociology, will be speaking about...

  1. February 22, 2016 - 4:00pm

Few global studies scholars would object to the proposition that their field is significantly...

  1. February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm

Chantal Thomas and Ariela Gross critiques some publicicsts against slavery and in the...

  1. February 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

A lecture by Professor Susan Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Program, School of Global...

  1. February 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

Myungkoo Kang is the director of Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC) and professor of...

  1. February 1, 2016 - 1:30pm

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