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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From the Web: Report – Constructions of Terrorism Conference

For the original article, please visit smallwarsjournal.com Report: Constructions of Terrorism Conference Pamela Ligouri Bunker On 3-4 December 2015, a conference on The Constructions of Terrorism was held in Santa Barbara, CA.  This event—part of a longer term project on global terrorism—was sponsored and organized jointly by TRENDS Research and Advisory, the UAE and the […]

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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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Archive News: Orfalea Center director Michael Stohl at UAE terrorism conference

The Forum, which includes world-renowned experts and former high-ranking officials within the U.S. administration, will discuss the unprecedented challenges of radicalization facing the Arab world and the international community at large. The panelists will discuss topics including: the future vision and strategy of the U.S. in the Middle East, what can be expected from the […]

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Archive News: When and How Enclave Deliberation Leads to Extremism

Orfalea Center Researchers Lasse Lindekilde, Aarhus University, Visiting Scholar, Department of Communication and The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB Michael Stohl, Professor of Communication and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies Scott Reid, Professor of Communication, UCSB Abstract: The project investigates enclave groups and when and how enclave deliberation […]

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