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Jan
19
Fri 12:00 PM

Perspectives on the Korean Peninsula

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Soldiers at the DMZ border on the Korean Peninsula

When: Friday, January 19, 2018
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):
Asian Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Tensions between North and South Korea have repeatedly escalated and deescalated since the signing of the Armistice Agreement in 1953 . For decades, the Peninsula could be described as a tinder box that a small spark can quickly ignite and in 2006, North Korea tested its first nuclear device. So what is different now? Colonel Dan Friend, Senior Army Fellow with Kellogg and former Deputy Chief of Staff to United States Forces Korea, will provide insight on these topics and field questions.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Jan
26
Fri 12:00 PM

The Pathways of Sexual Globalization: Interactions between North and South

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When: Friday, January 26, 2018
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):
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Global Health Events

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

How do sexual cultural practices and interpretations come to be transported across transnational borders? Based on findings from a study of Mexican gay immigrant men, this talk examines recent challenges to the notion that sexual globalization exclusively involves a unidirectional transfer from the United States to Mexico. Héctor Carrillo examines the contribution of Mexican immigrants to global sexualities, including the impact of Mexican sexual cultures in the United States.

Professor Carrillo has a joint appointment in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. He also serves as co-director of the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), which promotes interdisciplinary research and education on sexuality and health in social context. He is the author of two books: The Night Is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS and Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. His current research investigates the sexualities of straight-identified men who are sexually interested in both women and men, as part of a larger project on the paradoxes of sexual identity as a social construction.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Feb
2
Fri 12:00 PM

Technology and Child Development: Evidence from Chile, Peru, and Romania

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When: Friday, February 2, 2018
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):
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci)
International Studies
Global Health Events

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Professor Ofer Malamud will describe some of his experimental and quasi-experimental research estimating the causal effect of home computers and internet use on children’s cognitive, behavioral, and academic outcomes. He will also consider the role of parents in monitoring and supervising children’s use of home technology.

Ofer Malamud is an economist focused on education policy from an international perspective. His research is concentrated in three substantive areas: educational investments over the life course, the role of technology in the formation of human capital, and the effect of general and specific education on labor market outcomes. He has studied these topics in a wide range of institutional settings across countries such as Chile, England, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Scotland, and the United States.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Feb
9
Fri 12:00 PM

The Breakdown of International Treaties

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When: Friday, February 9, 2018
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:

There is an implicit assumption that if one wants treaties to endure, then widespread agreement by domestic groups over the scope of such treaties is desirable. However, treaties are most vulnerable to breakdown or withdrawal if they were originally negotiated in the absence of social conflict among domestic groups. Jide Nzelibe will discuss measures on how to counteract the tendency of consensus treaties to collapse by making them more politically sustainable.

Jide Nzelibe joined Northwestern's faculty as an assistant professor in 2004 became a full Professor in 2008. He served as the Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago before joining Northwestern Law. In addition to his JD from Yale Law School, he also holds an MPA in international relations from Princeton University, where he was awarded a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Ford Foundation. His research and teaching interests include international trade, foreign relations law, public and private international law and contracts.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Feb
16
Fri 12:00 PM

Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes in India through a School-Based Program

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When: Friday, February 16, 2018
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):
Asian Studies
Global Health Events
Diversity and Inclusion
International Studies
Global Poverty Research Lab (Buffett Institute)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Seema Jayachandran will discuss the impacts of an intervention in Haryana, India that aimed to instill in adolescents a stronger belief in gender equality. A human rights non-profit designed and taught a two-year long curriculum on gender equality in 150 government high schools, and the researchers evaluated how it affected male and female students' attitudes, aspirations, and behavior.

Seema Jayachandran's research focuses on economic issues in developing countries. Her current work explores the determinants of parents' investments in their children's health and education. Other topics she studies include the environment, labor markets, gender equality, and political economy. She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant. She serves as a reviewing editor for Science and associate editor for the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. She is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a board member and co-chair of the Health Sector for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.