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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Orfalea Center and TRENDS Research and Advisory Partnership

The Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and TRENDS Research and Advisory are cooperating on a research project which seeks to understand and explain how we construct our understandings of terrorism and extremism. The purpose of this project is to explore how states and societies construct categories of terrorism and extremism. This research will further contribute to […]

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Archive News: Orfalea Center 10th Anniversary Celebration and Joint Research Workshops – Feb. 25-27, 2016

Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration and Joint Research Workshops February 25-27, 2016 Location: University of California, Santa Barbara On February 25 the Orfalea Center celebrates 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 […]

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Archive News: Haiti Neighborhood Redevelopment Project

Participating UCSB Faculty Nadège T. Clitandre, Department of Global & International Studies Diane Fujino, Asian American Studies, and Director, Center for Black Studies Research Philip McCarthy, Department of Global and International Studies Claudine Michel, Department of Black Studies graduate students: Enrique Villa, Department of Global & International Studies Jamella Gow, Department of Sociology Nathalie Pierre, […]

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Archive News: Energy Challenges: Development and Climate Change in Global Perspective

Participating UCSB Faculty: Werner Kuhn, Director of the Center for Spatial Studies Lisa Parks, Department of Film & Media Studies Paul Amar, Depatment of Global & International Studies Stephan Miescher, Department of History Corey Byrnes, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Javiera Barandiaran, Department of Global & International Studies Participating graduate students: Alston […]

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Archive News: Orfalea Center co-sponsors film series ‘Dreaming Palestine: Occupation, Exile, and Return’

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center hosts the Social Impact Film Series, “Dreaming Palestine: Occupation, Exile, and Return” in February, 2015. The series is comprised of three recent Palestinian films—WHEN I SAW YOU (dir. Annemarie Jacir, 2012), THE TIME THAT REMAINS (dir. Elia Suleiman, 2009), and MY LOVE AWAITS ME BY THE SEA (dir. Mais Darwazah, 2013)—and explores what it […]

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