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Feb
17
Fri 12:00 PM

Student Movements in Post-Revolutionary Iran

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When: Friday, February 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Global Health Events

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Saeid Golkar examines the shift in student movements in Iran after the 1979 Revolution from the suppression of Marxists groups and domination of Islamic students groups in 1980 to the emergence of neo-liberal, neo-left, and separatist student groups in late 2000. He emphasizes the relative failure of the state in using universities as an institution for socializing and indoctrinating Iranian students and training the ideological Muslim students.

Golkar is a lecturer for the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University, and senior fellow of Iran policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His research interests encompass politics of authoritarian regimes, state and society relationships, civil military gaps, social movements and new Information technologies and politics all with a focus on the Middle East. His book, Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in Iran, was recently published (Columbia University and Woodrow Wilson Press, 2015).

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. On Fridays during the school year, the Buffett Institute hosts Northwestern faculty and/or visiting fellows to present their current research. This forum brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. The series helps promote dialogue on scholarship and develop a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Please arrive early to get lunch and find a seat.

Feb
24
Fri 12:00 PM

From Slaves to Debtors? The Politics of Credit in Abolition-Era East Africa

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When: Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

This talk will examine how non-elite East Africans accessed and used credit in changing ways in the decades surrounding the abolition of slavery in coastal East Africa. It will show how the analysis of African contractual lives offers alternative perspectives on histories of colonial capitalism and personhood.

Hollian Wint, Buffett Institute postdoctoral fellow, received her PhD from New York University in 2016. She specializes in the socio-financial history of East Africa, western India, and the Indian Ocean. Her current project charts the transformations of regional financial and familial networks in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery and the consolidation of British imperial rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. On Fridays during the school year, the Buffett Institute hosts Northwestern faculty and/or visiting fellows to present their current research. This forum brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. The series helps promote dialogue on scholarship and develop a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Please arrive early to get lunch and find a seat.

Mar
3
Fri 12:00 PM

Journalism and Censorship in Mexico

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When: Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Mexico is currently ranked 149th in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index, the lowest in Latin America. By this algorithm journalists from Afghanistan, Russia, and Zimbabwe all enjoy greater liberties to publish and be damned. This talk combines historical research with current analyses to explore why press freedom does not inevitably correlate with democratization.

Paul Gillingham is a historian of modern Mexico and Latin America. His first book, Cuauhtémoc's Bones: Forging National Identity in Mexico (University of New Mexico, 2011) examines nationalism through the story of the forged tomb of the last Aztec emperor. He is currently working on three projects: a history of political violence in post-revolutionary Mexico, a national history of Mexico and a co-edited volume on journalism and censorship.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. On Fridays during the school year, the Buffett Institute hosts Northwestern faculty and/or visiting fellows to present their current research. This forum brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. The series helps promote dialogue on scholarship and develop a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Please arrive early to get lunch and find a seat.