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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Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability and Opportunity

On January 27-28, the Governance & Human Rights Hub of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies held a highly successful workshop on human rights. The theme of this years workshop was Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity. This workshop focused on global and local challenges to human rights in the areas of […]

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Constructions of Terrorism: Reconciling Human Rights, Human Security in Countering Terrorism

6-7 December 2016, ICSR, King’s College, London Organized by TRENDS Research & Advisory, International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College, and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Overview In the Constructions of Terrorism project, we have explored key issues in understanding terrorism. […]

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Constructions of Terrorism: Confronting the Challenges to Global Security Created by Daesh/Islamic State

What is the so-called Islamic State (also known as ISIS/ISIL, Daesh)?  What threat does it pose to global security?  Should we even consider it to be a threat?  What will be left behind after it someday goes away?  These questions and more were tackled by a group of scholars, practitioners and journalists at the Stimson […]

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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: 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: 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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