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Diversity: A global view

CGAS announces 'Global Perspectives on Diversity' lecture series


4:01 p.m., Aug. 23, 2012--The University of Delaware’s Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) will explore the concept of diversity from a global perspective in an engaging speaker series that will meet every Wednesday, Aug. 29-Dec. 5, from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in 122 Memorial Hall.

Drawing on faculty whose expertise ranges from gender studies to environmental studies, politics and international relations, as well as religious and cultural fields, the speaker series will allow students to advance their own academic interests by learning about how nations and the international community deal with diversity.

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Anyone may attend, including the public. The series also is offered as a one-credit, pass/fail class (ARSC367), directed by Julio Carrión, associate professor of political science and international relations. Attendance is mandatory for a passing grade. Students who took previous versions of ARSC367 may register again for the class.

The series schedule is as follows:

• Aug. 29: Julio Carrión, introduction to the series, “Global Perspectives on Diversity.” 

• Sept. 5: Alvina Quintana, “Emerging Voices, Rising Tides: U.S. Latinas and the Literatura Market.”

• Sept. 12: Alex Selimov, “Hammer, Sickle and the Palm Tree: Latin America and the Revolutionary Imagination in the Soviet Union.”

• Sept. 19: Muqtedar Khan, “Sharia Law and Islamophobia in India and the U.S.”

• Sept. 26: Mark Miller, “Islam in Europe: Immigration and Integration Issues.”

• Oct. 3: Mark McLeod, “Highlanders and Lowlanders in the Vietnamese Revolution.”

• Oct. 10: Carla Guerrón Montero, “About the Multiple Meanings of “Diversity” in Central and South America 

• Oct. 17: Kara Ellerby, “Inclusion Diffusion: Gender Norms in a Globalizing World,” special session in 109 Willard Hall Education Building.

• Oct. 24: Ivan Sun, “Strangers in the Police Stations? Female Officers in Three Chinese Societies.” 

• Oct. 31: James Jones, “Studying and Practicing Diversity: The Center for the Study of Diversity at UD.”

• Nov. 7: Ram Rawat, “Diversity and Democracy: A Perspective from India.”

• Nov. 14: Patricia Sloane-White, “Malaysia: Truly Asia — Selling Diversity in an Islamic Nation.”

•Nov. 28: James Brophy, “Jews into Germans: Acculturation and Identity, 1770–1914.”

• Dec. 5: Last day of classes. Exam due. No lecture.

CGAS is both a hub for global learning and a support center for international research in UD’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Bringing together faculty whose expertise spans disciplines and world regions, CGAS promotes research that increases global awareness and fosters an academic community that is increasingly connected to the “global village.”

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