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Recent Events

"Global Rights, Democracy, and Governance"

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Chair:  Alison Brysk

Lothar Brock, "Protecting People from Mass Atrocities: Basic Dilemmas of the Responsibility to Protect"

Georg Sorensen, "The Liberal World Order in Crisis: Gridlock and Piecemeal Governance"

Hans-Henrik Holm and Michael Stohl, "Whose Globe, Whose Order: Bullets, Bucks, Bits, Buddies, Ballots, and Beliefs"

Hans Schattle, "Toward a Balance of Responsibility in Global Politics:  Ideas, Individuals and Institutions"

Jan Aart Scholte, "Beyond Universalism and Particularism: A Transculturalist Global Politics"

Discussant: Alison Brysk or Bridget Coggins (Political Science)



"New Perspectives on Human Rights in the Middle East"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)
free and open to the public

Gershon Shafir, University of California San Diego -- "Israeli Arabs as Second-Class Citizens"
Keith Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis -- "Syrian Refugees and the Right to Education: A Lost Generation"

with comments by UCSB Professor Sherene Seikaly (History)

Sponsored by Prof. Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Chair in 21st Century Global Dynamics, and the Orfalea Center Hub in Global Governance




FRIDAY, April 24th, 9:30-12:30  

University Center 'Flying A Studio', UC Santa Barbara

Madeline Baer, San Diego State University: "Water Politics, Rights, and Governance"
Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount University: "Global Security Issues in International Institutions"

with comments by UCSB faculty:
Mark Buntaine, Bren School of Environmential Science & Management
Bridget Coggins, Department of Political Science
Javiera Barandarian, Department of Global Studies

Sponsored by Professor Alison Brysk for the Mellichamp Chairs in 21st Century Global Dynamics, and
the Orfalea Center Research Hub in Global Governance



"The E.U. and Africa - Why Africa is Important to Europe"

Gorm Rye Olsen
Professor of Global Politics
Roskilde University, Denmark
Orfalea Center Visiting Research Scholar

Alison Brysk, moderator/discussant
Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, UCSB

Tuesday May 12, 2015 -- 12:00PM
Orfalea Center Seminar Room (1005 Robertson Gym)

The area stretching from Senegal to the Horn of Africa is important for Europe for three reasons. First, because of the risk of 'Somaliasation' of the African states. Second, because the areas is a French interest turned into a common EU interest. And third because of the fear that immigrant communities in Europe can breed 'home grown terrorists'.

Gorm Rye Olsen is professor of global politics at Roskilde University in Denmark. He has published extensively on EU-Africa relations, on the external relations of the EU including development aid as well as on Danish foreign and security policy. His most recent publications have appeared in the journal 'Global Society', 'Cambridge Review of International Affairs', 'European Security', and 'Third World Quarterly'.

Sponsored by the Orfalea Center Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Governance and Human Rights