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“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

April 27, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public

Where is the Human in the Data?

Where is the Human in the Data? Thursday, September 29, 3:30-5:00pm: IAS Thursdays Friday, September 30, 9am—12pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This workshop is the launching point for a critical data science study project that is jointly sponsored by the University of […]

Tight oil/fast oil: life and death in the Bakken oil fields. March 3, 2016

Tight oil/fast oil: life and death in the Bakken oil fields Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Workers have been dying on the job with unusual frequency in the North Dakota oil boom. This talk explores the geological, […]

Patrick Hamilton, Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of MN. June 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota, develops projects that explore the challenges and opportunities of humanity as the dominant agent of global change. In recent years, these projects have included Water: H2O = Life, an international traveling exhibition developed in partnership with […]

Daniel Trudeau, Professor of Geography, March 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Daniel Trudeau is Assistant Professor of Geography at Macalester College. As an urban social geographer, Trudeau is particularly interested in ways that social, political, legal and economic processes influence city life and landscapes, as well as the ways that people and organizations create meaningful places and landscapes through participation […]

What Just Happened in the Ukraine? St. Cloud State University, March 2014

What Just Happened in the Ukraine? Two Things, Really Download as: audio or original. The presentation and roundtable discussion offered an explanation of current events in Ukraine and an analysis of the region from people who have hands-on experience there: Misha Blinnikov, Geography, Jason R. Lindsey, Political Science, and Elena Kurinski, Languages and Cultures. Organized […]

October 4, 2012: Composting Past Infrastructure for Today’s Future: Reclaiming the Northeast Experimental Station for Regional Food and Agricultural Systems Development

October 4, 2012Aaron Victorin-VangerudEvents, Site and Incitement, Video and AudioComments Off on October 4, 2012: Composting Past Infrastructure for Today’s Future: Reclaiming the Northeast Experimental Station for Regional Food and Agricultural Systems Development

Professor Randel Hanson reports on a project in Duluth involving building a public field site for local food and agriculture education/demonstration on the ruins of an abandoned experimental station. Randel Hanson is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is a founder/coordinator of the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project. Prior to joining UMD, he […]

Randel Hanson, October 5, 2012

Randel Hanson is a professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he is an expert on food systems planning and foodshed analysis. He is a leader in local foods issues in Duluth, convening the Superior Grown Food Summit on November 14, 2009 and is chairing the Zeppa Foundation’s Green Jobs Action Planning Committee on Food Localization. […]

Gerry Kearns, October 2012

Gerry Kearns is a professor in Human Geography at the University of Ireland-Maynooth. Professor Kearns is interested in geographical systems of thought, or public geographies. Geographical ideas organise much about the way we apprehend the world and in turn they rest upon often-unexamined claims about space, place, and environment, the fundamental geographical dimensions of our world. […]

Globalization and the Mismeasurement of Poverty – Presentation by Jim Glassman

Perspectives developed by economic geographers on the complex heterogeneity of global economic space have largely been missing from broader debates about globalization, poverty, and inequality.  Glassman argues that taking the heterogeneity of global economic space seriously poses insuperable barriers to the employment of a meaningful and non-redundant concept of income poverty.  Recognition of this result […]

From a “Moroccan Court” to the “Gardens of Aeolus”: Transforming Nature, Culture, and Space in Immigrant Paris – A talk by Andrew Newman, Friday, October 28, 2011

Andrew Newman is a professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 2011. Newman’s research combines urban ethnography with anthropological approaches to environmentalism. His current work traces the creation and management of a new urban green space in a predominately West African and Maghrebi […]

Berdahl Lecture–Soft Power: The Politics of Culture in Globalizing Times

October 17, 2011IASEvents0

Speaker will be Ulf Hannerz, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, Stockholm University. When the Cold War ended, a number of new key terms started to appear, suggesting directions for the global future: “the end of history,” “the clash of civilizations,” “the world is flat” and others. While they originated with one individual commentator or other, they soon […]

Karen Coelho, October 14, 2011

Karen Coelho is a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies in Chennai, India, where she focuses her research on urban governance and reforms. Prof. Coelho received her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2004 and has since been the recipient of the Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship, awarded by the […]

China’s Green Revolution and African Agricultural Development. William Moseley, October 14, 2011

China’s Green Revolution and African Agricultural Development: Dis-Oriented Histories and Misapplied Lessons Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. William Moseley is a professor in the Department of Geography at Macalester College where he teaches about and researches political ecology, tropical agriculture, environment and development policy, and livelihood security. […]

From the Frying-Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land and Water in Chennai’s Development – A talk by Karen Coelho, October 14, 2011

Karen Coelho is a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies in Chennai, India, where she focuses her research on urban governance and reforms. Prof. Coelho received her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2004 and has since been the recipient of the Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship, awarded by […]

Valentine Cadieux, August 10, 2011

Download: audio, small video, or original. Valentine Cadieux is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Hamline University, and a convener of the 2013-16 IAS Agrifood Collaborative. Cadieux has been involved with several IAS events, including How We Talk about Feeding the World, Mapping Ways of Knowing Food Across Campus, Anatomy of a Collaboration, and Exploring […]

The Food-Based Community Economy: Understanding how Community Enterprises Provide for those Experiencing Food Scarcity

The problem of food scarcity in the US has resulted in the creation of a diverse array of food-based community enterprises such as food pantries and buying clubs that aim to provide food to marginalized populations. In this study, we conduct case studies of three distinct food-based community enterprises in Duluth, Minnesota to better understand […]

Ozan Karaman, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellow, 2010-11

Ozan Karaman (Post-doctoral researcher, Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability) Project: “Islamic Urban Governance: A Transnational Perspective” Over the course of his fellowship, Karaman prepared dissertation chapters for publication. He submitted three articles to journals, one of which is now forthcoming in Antipode. He also made progress on his next research project, conducting an […]

Bruce Braun, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2011

Bruce Braun (Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts [CLA], Spring 2011 Project:  “Machine Ecologies: Posthumanism and the City ‖” Braun made progress on several aspects of his project, including work on the role of technical objects in urban environmental governance; research on the concept of resilience, which has in some respects replaced “sustainability” as […]

Raoni Guerra Lucas Rajao, April 28, 2011

Raoni Guerra Lucas Rajao is a research student at Lancaster University Management School where his thesis is entitled, “Objects, boundaries and joint work: the role of GIS in the formulation and enforcement of deforestation control policies in Amazonia.” His thesis analyzes how GIS technology emerged as a central element in policy-making, and how it has been […]

Nigel Clark, April 22, 2011

Nigel Clark is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Open University, UK. His research explores the variability and volatility of earth processes and human responses to them. His book, Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet, appears this spring. Prof. Clark has a longstanding interest in environmental issues that has gradually mutated into a concern with […]

Indifferent Nature? From Relational Materiality to Radical Asymmetry – A talk by Nigel Clark

Nigel Clark is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Open University, UK. His research explores the variability and volatility of earth processes and human responses to them. His book, Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet, appears this spring. Prof. Clark has a longstanding interest in environmental issues that has gradually mutated into a […]

How We Talk about Feeding the World

A Minnesota Futures Symposium March 3-5, 2011 Organized as part of the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity in collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science and the College of Liberal Arts The goal of this symposium is to build on frameworks for discussing the complex and often contentious issues that challenge interdisciplinary attempts […]

Daniel Block, March 4, 2011

Daniel Block is a professor of Geography at Chicago State University and is also the coordinator for The Fredrick Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center, which provides technical and research assistance to neighborhood based, community, and economic development organizations. He has an extensive background in food studies and Geographic Information Systems and is a founding member of the Chicago […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Spring 2011

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity: Sustainability Studies Internship Course SUST 4096, 2-4 credits 10:40-11:30, Wednesdays 370 VoTech Building, Institute on the Environment, St. Paul Campus Instructor: David Wanberg is a Landscape Architect, Architect and Alliance for Sustainability Board Member. Open to all majors. Intern for a government, […]

“Mapping the ‘Palaos Islands’: Geographical Imagination and Knowledge…”

December 3, 2010IASEvents0

Please join the Center for Early Modern History for a lecture by Ulrike Strasser of University of California-Irvine entitled, “Mapping the ‘Palaos Islands’: Geographical Imagination and Knowledge Transfer Between German Jesuits and Oceanic Islanders Around 1700.’” This talk probes the history of the first European map of the Caroline Islands for what it reveals about […]

Cold War Geopolitics and the Proliferation of Large Dams: Christopher Sneddon, November 2010

November 11, 2010IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Christopher Sneddon (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a professor of Environmental Studies and Geography at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on the political ecology of river basin development, primarily in Southeast Asia. His recent work focuses on transnational river basins (such as the Mekong and Zambezi), conflicts over water in a variety of settings, and […]

‘A way to paradise’: Pious Neoliberalism, Islam and Faith-Based Development in Cairo – A talk by Mona Atia, Friday, October 15, 2010

Mona Atia is a professor of Geography and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research has been supported by the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, the Institute of International Education Fulbright Fellowship and the University of Washington Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship. In 2008, her dissertation “Building a House in Heaven: Islamic […]

The Nature of Gentrification: Urban Environmental Veneers and the Remaking of the Spokane Riverfront – A talk by Jeremy Bryson, Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010IASEvents, Quadrant, Video and Audio0

Jeremy Bryson received a PhD in Geography from Syracuse University in 2010. This semester he is a Quadrant visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. His research focuses on the historical and contemporary urban environments of the American Northwest, particularly the cities of Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Organized by the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability […]

Food, Food Systems, and the New Regionalism

Spring 2011 Instructors:  Pat Farrell (Geography), David Syring (Anthropology), and Randel Hanson (Geography) all from the University of Minnesota, Duluth Course Description: This seminar explores how a new food regionalism is taking shape across the U.S., with the goal of producing locally more of the food that is consumed. While fast food is abundant, locally […]

Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans: Marla Emery, April 2010.

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 31.3MB) or video (.m4v, 156.2MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 41.0MB) or video (.m4v, 210.8MB). Flavors of Health and Remembrance: Practice and Politics of Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans in the Upper Midwest. A presentation by Marla Emery, Research Geographer with the Northeastern […]

What is Sexual Difference Now? Friday, November 13, 2009

Cosponsored by the CLA Scholarly Events Fund, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Geography, the Institute for Global Studies, the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, Department of German at Macalester College, and the Space and Place Research Collaborative This event is organized […]

Matt Huber, September 25, 2009

Matt Huber argues that the geopolitical fixation on petroleum resources emerges out of historically specific relationships between fossil fuel energy, capitalism, and everyday social reproduction. Making explicit the centrality of fossil energy to social reproduction links the geopolitical geographies of coercion, violence and war to the nationalistic geographies of consent, spatialized freedom, and the “American […]

HumanNonHuman Collaborative, 2009-2011

This Collaborative has as its goal the sustained contemplation of the complex interconnections and imaginations of the human, animal and environment. The group will encourage interdisciplinary projects from scholars across a wide range of fields. Questions we will pursue include: How do particular kinds of nonhuman–human encounters in theory, philosophy, and daily life shape our […]

“Creating a Sustainable Public Art Practice”: Panel Discussion with Christine Baeumler, Seitu Jones, Nicholas Legeros, and Ralph Nelson, 5/27/2009

May 27, 2009IASEvents0

In Celebration of Public Art Review’s 20th anniversary issue, titled “Here to Stay: Public Art & Sustainability.” Christine Baeumler is a professor of Art at the University of Minnesota. She seeks to raise awareness about ecological issues, such as the extinction of species. Most recently, she is investigating the impact of global climate change on […]

“Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Frontiers of Millenial Development”: A presentation by Ananya Roy, 9/15

September 15, 2008IASEvents0

The turn of the century has been marked by the emergence of a “kinder and gentler” project of development. From the recalibration of the World Bank as a ‘knowledge bank’ committed to the eradication of poverty to the ambitious global campaigns that imagine the ‘end of poverty,’ a new global order seems to be in […]

“The Twenty-first-century Metropolis: New Geographies of Theory” – discussion with Ananya Roy, 9/15

September 15, 2008IASEvents0

Roundtable discussion with Ananya Roy of two papers: “The Twenty-first-century Metropolis: New Geographies of Theory” and “Civic Governmentality: The Politics of Inclusion in Beirut and Mumbai.” Ananya Roy is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Division of International & Area Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and a professor in the Department […]

Training the Body to Participate in the Public Sphere

The “ideal public sphere” is theorized as a social space where people participate equally in the resolution of common problems and resist oppression, but in praxis it is a space of racial and cultural inequities. This interdisciplinary study uniting the fields of Geography, Communication, and Health Sciences explores solutions for equalizing the public sphere by […]

The Making of Global Cities, 2008-2009

Burgeoning mega-cities across the global South are striving to become global cities, attempting to join the ranks of such places as Tokyo, New York, London, and more recently Hong Kong and Singapore. The collaborative on the Making of Global Cities will bring together scholars from the global South and North to investigate the processes that […]

Arun Saldanha, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2008

Arun Saldanha (Geography, College of Liberal Arts) focused on “The Philosophical Geography of Race.” He began work on a new book project, The Political Phenotype: Antiracist Science and Philosophy, read extensively, and wrote what he expects to be his most important article for some years, “The itineraries of geography: Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerio and Dutch exploration of the Indian Ocean, 1594-1602” […]