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: 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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