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Faculty & Graduate Student Brown Bag Presentations

Held on Fridays from 11am-noon in 348 PLC. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

What are Brown Bag presentations?  Short (15-25 minute), semi-formal presentations about research being conducted by members of our department.  We started doing Brown Bags last year as an effort to give graduate students a chance to learn more about the research our faculty are working on.  It also provides a great opportunity for graduate students who have already conducted research to share their process with other students, to get questions and comments about their methods and arguments, and to practice presenting their findings. We try to draw the connections between faculty and graduate student research as well. Finally, it is great for first year students to attend as you will see all the wonderful and interesting things that your fellow students are working on (while also being assured that you too can do it!), and get a chance to know more about professors in the department.


Schedule for AY 2014-15

Spring Term Presentations

April 3rd: INTL Senior Instructor Galen Martin, “Emerging and Enduring Agricultural Landscapes of Italy’s Marche Region”

April 17th: Najla Sabri, “Female Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan: from Invisibility to Visibility”

May 1st: Professors Kristin Yarris and Angela Joya, **Special Location ED 116**

Please join us in a discussion of the article, “The Post Washington Consensus Consensus” by J.L. Stiglitz. This discussion is part of our programming through the Underrepresented Minority Recruitment Program. All INTL teaching faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.  Please download and read the article beforehand as this will be a discussion, not a presentation. Yarris Joya 5.1.15 Brown Bag Article

May 22nd: Rebecca Hodges, “Social Change and Well Being in the Sultanate of Oman”

Winter Term Presentations (concluded)

January 16th: Professor Dennis Galvan, Talk Title “Syncretism and Land Conflicts in Africa”

January 30th: Professor Anita Weiss, “Interpreting Islam, Modernity, and Women’s Rights in Pakistan”

February 13th: Professor Angela Joya, ‘Who Rules Egypt? The Role of International Financial Institutions, Gulf Cooperation Council and Egyptian Elite in Shaping Development Policy’

February 27th: Yelena Bogolyubova, “Building Practice-Based Cross-Cultural Internship in Social Work for American and Russian Students: Student’s Internships Exchange for Child Protection (SIECP) Project”


Fall Term Presentations (concluded)

October 17th: Richard Batchelor, “Inclusion of More Men in Study Abroad from the University of Oregon: Strategies and Perspectives”

November 7th: Visiting Assistant Professor Greg Ringer, “From Terrorism to Tourism: Trips to the Dark Side”