Dr. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego and University of Nottingham
Four hundred years after the introduction of chattel slavery in British North America, and a century and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery persists. Drawing on fifteen years of work in the antislavery movement, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick takes an inside look at contemporary slavery and asks: How do contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of other human beings, and how do they respond when their power is threatened? More than a billion dollars have been spent on contemporary antislavery efforts, yet the practice persists. Why? Unpacking what slaveholders think about emancipation is critical for scholars and policy makers who want to understand the broader context, especially as seen by the powerful. Insight into those moments when the powerful either double down or back off provides a sobering counterbalance to scholarship on popular struggle.
Many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products. An estimated two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented with increased coverage of vaccines, point-of-use water treatment, iron fortification, and insecticide-treated bednets. In this lecture, Pascaline Dupas, Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University and co-chair of the Health Sector at MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) will examine the factors that limit the flow of products from the producer’s laboratory bench to the end users.
F. Gregory Gause III
Since his father came to power in 2015, Muhammad bin Salman has been the driving force in Saudi Arabian politics. How much has the Crown Prince changed Saudi Arabia, and how much can he change it?
F. Gregory Gause OOO is the John H. Lindsey '44 Chair, Professor of International Affairs and Head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
Rowan Moore Gerety
Rowan Moore Gerety, a reporter and author from New York, will speak out about the root causes of the mistrust and violence faced by efforts to stop the spread of cholera in Mozambique, which are part of a larger pattern of violent resistance to public health campaigns around the world. The talk will be based on the chapter "Where have you hidden the cholera?" in Gerety's book Go Tell the Crocodiles: Chasing Prosperity in Mozambique.
Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Join us as we hear Francis Gary Powers, Jr. discuss his father's downed U-2 spy plane and time in Soviet captivity.
Featured Speaker: Andrea Bartoli, Director of the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University
Alun Jones is Professor of Geography and Head of the Schoolof Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin (UCD) having held senior positions at University College London and the University of Leicester, and visiting posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bonn. Professor Jones is a political geographer and author of numerous books and international peer-reviewed papers on European Union governance, Europeanization and the Mediterranean, and rural transformations in France and Germany. He has been the recipient of the Robert Schuman scholarship, the Edward Heath Award of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, and has been made Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in the United Kingdom. Professor Jones' recent research focuses on the discourses surrounding EU engagements with the Mediterranean in the context of theoretical debates on Europeanization.
Curtis Wilkie, Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Geoff Elliott, Derk Jan Eppink, and Yoichi Kato
- Curtis Wilkie, moderator. Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Department of Journalism
- Anirudh Bhattacharyya. Senior editor, Network18 (India)
- Geoff Elliott. Washington correspondent, The Australian (Australia)
- Derk Jan Eppink. Correspondent, Knack (Belgium),; Columnist, Elsevier (Netherlands)
- Yoichi Kato. Bureau Chief, American General Bureau of the Asahi Shimbum (Japan)
Andrew Herod, Jan Bardsley, and Donald N. Clark
- Andrew Herod, University of Georgia. Fighting Communism through Urban Planning: The AFL-CIO's Housing Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1960s
- Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Princess, Geisha, Beauty Queen: Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan
- Donald N. Clark, Trinity University. The Two Koreas: Lessons from the Past, Hope for the Future
Lecture by Dr. Hans Arnold, former German Ambassador
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