Tag: 2005 Fall

Globalization, Gender, and Social Theory

Robert Connell
“Men, masculinities and gender justice in global context”
Tuesday September 13th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4PM
“The northern theory of globalization: a critique from the far south”
Wednesday September 14th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4pm
Seminar for students and faculty
12:20pm Thursday September 15th 2005 8108 Social Sciences

R.W.Connell is University Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, formerly at the University of California-Santa Cruz and Macquarie University. Professor Connell is a researcher and theorist concerned with human experience, social dynamics, social justice and peace. He is the author of sixteen books, including Gender (Cambridge, Polity, 2002), The Men and the Boys (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2000), Masculinities (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995), Schools and Social Justice (Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1993), and Gender and Power (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1987).


Building Democracy in Contemporary Peru: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Alternative Perspectives

Nicolas Lynch
Transition and Regression in Peruvian Democracy
Monday, September 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
The Politics of Education and Reform in Peru
Tuesday, September 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Seminar for students and Faculty
Thursday, September 21, 12:00 pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Nicolás Lynch (Ph.D., Sociology, New School for Social Research) is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Ph.D. Program in Social Sciences at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Perú. Professor Lynch is also a political columnist in the daily La República in Lima. He has published several books, including Los jóvenes rojos de San Marcos, La transición conservadora, Una tragedia sin héroes, and El pensamiento arcaico en la educación peruana. Professor Lynch was formerly Minister of Education, Political Advisor to the President of the Republic of Perú, and President of the Peruvian Sociological Association.

Slavery, Freedom, and Imperialism

Walter Johnson
“'The Negro Fever,' the South, and the Effort to Re-open the Atlantic Slave Trade”
Tuesday, October 4 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Freedom's Servant: Slavery, Freedom and Reparations as a Theory of History”
Wednesday, October 5 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Seminar for students and Faculty
Thursday, October 6 2005, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Walter Johnson (Ph.D., History, Princeton University) is Associate Professor of History at New York University. Professor Johnson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and three books: the award-winning Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1999), The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas, 1808-1888 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery, Capitalism, and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).

Global Justice: Democracy, Sufficiency and Capability

Chris Bertram
Democracy, capability and the sufficiency threshold.
Tuesday, November 15 2005, 4:00 pm, 206 Ingraham
Challenges to sufficiency as a criterion for justice.
Wednesday, November 16 2005, 4:00 pm, 206 Ingraham
Seminar for students and Faculty
Thursday, November 17, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Christopher Bertram is Reader in Social and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK. Professor Bertram’s main research interests are in modern social contract theory, theories of justice (especially global distributive justice), and public justification. He is the author of Rousseau and the Social Contract (Routledge, 2003), Vice-President of the Rousseau Association, and until recently, editor of Imprints: A Journal of Analytical Socialism.

“The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy”

Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich
Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich: “The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy”
Tuesday, November 29 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Elizabeth Minnich: “Privatized Lives, Transforming Knowledge: Education for an Inclusive Democracy"
Wednesday, November 30 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Workshop with Si Kahn: “Blood From Stones: Organizing Against For-Profit Private Prisons”
Thursday, December 1 2005, 12:20pm, Chadbourne Residential College, Main Lounge

Si Kahn has worked for 40 years as a civil rights, labor, and community organizer. He is executive director of Grassroots Leadership, a 25-year old progressive non-profit organization that works to abolish for-profit private prisons, jails, and detention centers. He is the author of How People Get Power, Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders, and most recently The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy (with Elizabeth Minnich). A songwriter and musician, Kahn is releasing his 15th CD Blood From Stones concurrently with The Fox in the Henhouse.


Elizabeth Minnich (Ph.D., Philosophy, New School University) is Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She has worked for 40 years as a university professor and administrator, author, speaker, workshop leader, consultant, and scribe. A feminist philosopher, she has lectured at over 150 colleges and universities and is the author of Transforming Knowledge (Temple, 1990) and The Fox in the Henhouse.

Building a Citizen's Economy: The Quebec Experience

Marguerite Mendell and Nancy Neamtan
“The Social Economy in Quebec. An Agenda for Economic Democracy”
Tuesday December 6 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Social Economy in Quebec. Constructing a New Paradigm”
Wednesday December 7 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Seminar for students and faculty
Thursday December 8 2005, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Marguerite Mendell (Ph.D., Economics, McGill University) is Associate Professor in the School of Community and Public Affairs and Director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Professor Mendell's research and teaching focuses on the social economy in Quebec, alternative investment strategies, comparative community economic development, comparative public policy, history of economic thought, and economic democracy and governance, among others. She has published widely in these areas.


Nancy Neamtan is President and Executive Director of the Chantier de l'économie sociale, a non-profit organisation administered by 28 representatives of various networks of social enterprises (cooperatives and non-profits), local development organisations and social movements. The mission of the Chantier de l'économie sociale, a Quebec-wide organisation, is the promotion and development of the social economy. For the past 20 years, Ms. Neamtan has been involved in a diversity of organizations devoted to community economic development and labour force development and training.