Neil Narang, Global Security Hub Co-Convener, Receives Course Development Grant

Neil Narang (Global Security Hub Co-Convenor and Assistant Professor, Political Science Department) was recently selected for an award from the Stanton Foundation to develop a course on Nuclear Security, based on his time serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The grant includes approximately $10,000 for course support, including […]

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UC-CSU KAN Awarded Two-Year Grant

A constituent project of the Orfalea Center’s EJ/CJ Hub, the UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network (UC-CSU KAN), was recently awarded a grant by the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative for upgrading and expanding the UC-CSU KAN Digital Platform. The two-year, $128,000 grant will also be used to scale-up faculty engagement and climate education resources in support of […]

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New Book: What is Critical Environmental Justice?

Environmental Justice/Climate Justice Hub Co-Director David Pellow’s newest book, “What is Critical Environmental Justice?” was recently published by Polity. In this novel book, David Naguib Pellow introduces a new framework for critically analyzing Environmental Justice scholarship and activism. In doing so he extends the field’s focus to topics not usually associated with environmental justice, including the Israel/Palestine […]

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New Book: Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Co-Directors of the Governance and Human Rights Hub, Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl, have a new edited volume, “Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity.”  This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society.  It is the […]

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Emerging Frontiers of Human Rights – December 2017

From December 1-2, 2017, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies’ Governance and Human Rights Hub convened thirteen leading scholars of the norms, institutions, and practice of human rights to interrogate the following, pivotal questions related to contemporary human rights scholarship: 1) Pathways of influence: How do human rights circulate and gain traction? What […]

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New Book: Exploring Emergent Global Thresholds

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is pleased to announce their newest publication, “Exploring Emergent Global Thresholds: Towards 2030,” published by Orient Blackswan, and edited by Orfalea Center Distinguished Fellow Richard Falk. This volume presents multiple viewpoints on the possible future of the planet, as well as on what people in different parts of […]

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New Book: Expanding Human Rights

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Governance & Human Rights Research Hub are pleased to announce their newest publication, “Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance”. This volume was developed as part of the Governance & Human Rights Hub’s 2017 workshop on human rights, and is edited by the Hubs […]

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New Book: Constructions of Terrorism

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is excited to announce publication of a new book: Constructions of Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy. Published by the University of California Press, this book is a product of the Constructions of Terrorism research agreement between the Orfalea Center and TRENDS Research & Advisory. Discussions about […]

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Orfalea Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On February 25 the Orfalea Center celebrated its 10th year anniversary with an invitational banquet commemorating the vision of Paul and Natalie Orfalea to create the Masters in Global and International Studies program as well as the Orfalea Center itself under founding director Mark Juergensmeyer, whose leadership was also recognized at the event. The keynote […]

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Constructions of Terrorism Conference Concludes

FROM THE UCSB CURRENT [click here to read original source]: With the carnage in Paris and San Bernardino still fresh, terrorism seems inescapable these days. For all the attention it receives, however, the study of terrorism — even its definition — is still evolving. In what promises to be a significant contribution to the field, […]

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