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 program as well as the Orfalea Center itself under founding director Mark Juergensmeyer, whose leadership will also be recognized at the event. The keynote speaker is Reza Aslan, UCSB alumnus, religion scholar, and media figure.
A major academic event follows on February 26-27, when the Center hosts a series of Parallel Workshops, each built around the thematic area and research work of a group of Center-sponsored Interdisciplinary Research Hubs in the areas of Political Economy and Development; Global Governance and Human Rights; Climate, Energy, and Environment; Global Security; and Religion, Culture, Identity, and the State.