Coastlines as Energy Landscapes: Governance and Uncertainty in Offshore Wind Energy

UCSB-based collaborators: Simone Pulver, Environmental Studies Program, and Dept. of Sociology Ben Halpern, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and Marine Science Institute David Lopez-Carr, Department of Geography Mel Manalis, LSOE, Environmental Studies Program, and Institute for Energy Efficiency Karly Marie Miller, Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science Other collaborators: Steve Gaines, […]

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Religion and Global Civil Society

This project was sponsored by the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and funded by a generous grant from the¬†Henry Luce Foundation. The project organized a series of workshops involving both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in […]

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Archived News: 2011 Lecture Series

The Orfalea Center hosts a series of free one-hour lectures for the general public and campus community on topics of global and transnational interest. The format consists of concise half-hour talks by speakers from the worlds of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), diplomacy, journalism, and academia from across the UCSB campus and beyond, highlighting perspectives on […]

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Archive News: Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy

http://www.global.ucsb.edu/climateproject/index.html The project considers climate change and ecological balance from the perspective of democracy and human rights, and more broadly, human security. One part of this consideration involves concern about the tendency of governments under pressures to move toward more authoritarian models of governance. Another part involves exploring whether an accelerated program of development of […]

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Archive news: Global Futures 2030 Project

The 2030 Project on Global Prospects was jointly sponsored by the Orfalea Center and the United Nations University, Tokyo. The four-year project, chaired by Orfalea Center Fellow Richard Falk, considered future challenges given current trends, and tried to reflect on alternative scenarios projected to the year 2030. The project hopes to produce a publishable series […]

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Archive News: Religion & Global Civil Society

http://www.global.ucsb.edu/luceproject/ A five-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation consisting of a series of workshops on religion in civil society. These workshops involved both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in Latin America, in East, South, and Southeast Asia, in Africa, and in the Middle […]

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