Curious about summer INTL courses for 2013?
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The International Studies website has updated the Commencement page which has important information for undergraduates preparing to graduate in June 2013.
Congratulations to the following International Studies graduate students, featured as CAS honorees, recognized as having received research or teaching awards since April 2012.
Southeast Asian Studies Award
Graduate Research Award
Promising Scholar Award
UO Public Impact Graduate Fellowship
UO Graduate School
Graduate Student Research Support Grant
Center for the Study of Women in Society
INTL Majors Molly Bennison’s and Bennett Hubbard’s undergraduate research is recognized in this quarter’s edition of Cascade Magazine. Bennison and Hubbard were advisees of Professor Yvonne Braun, of INTL and WGS faculty.
New INTL Courses offered this Spring 2013
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This course will introduce students to the debate surrounding economic globalization. Following a brief introduction that surveys recent changes in the global economy, the course will investigate several issues under the headings of the status of workers, the debate surrounding world trade, and protection of the global environment. Questions to be addressed include: how has the globalization of production affected the prosperity of workers in developed and developing countries? How have women and children been affected by economic globalization? Who benefits, and who loses, from free trade, and is free trade the optimal policy under present global conditions? And what are the connections between trade policy and environmental protection, if any? In each case, we will encounter contending theoretical and policy perspectives. Students will be encouraged to investigate these debates critically. By the end of the course, students should understand well the complex problems posed by global economic integration.
This new course explores the dynamic interplay between culture (understood as human creativity in the realms of values and actions) and globalization (understood as visions of and activities related to large-scale socio-economic change – both planned and spontaneous). The course offers students an in-depth analysis of cultural interaction within an increasingly integrated world. Students will read and discuss influential scholarship in this important realm (classic and contemporary contributions) and will develop important insights into the way people around the world use culture to understand and engage the complex processes of globalization and how globalization affects cultural life.
This course provides an overview of contemporary issues and challenges in what can be broadly construed as the field of global reproductive health and counts as an elective toward the INTL professional concentration in Global Health. The class will examine how population planning, fertility interventions, and maternal health programs have been used as part of (neo) colonial discourse and international development practice to constrain specific bodies, restrict specific practices and control specific populations. Throughout the course, we will attend to how histories of power and dynamics of control shape reproductive inequalities in contemporary cross-cultural contexts.
The University of Oregon is pleased to be hosting Salman Ahmad at the end of this month. He is the founder of Pakistan’s biggest rock band, Janoon, and also author of “Rock and Roll Jihad.” Janoon’s music is, roughly, a fusion of Sufi music and Led Zeppelin. He has also been a UN peace ambassador, and has tried to use music to bring about peace, especially between India and Pakistan.
There are a series of Book Conversations scheduled about “Rock and Roll Jihad,” on Tuesdays October 9 and 16, at 4 pm in 117 Global Scholars Hall. Books are available for sale at the UO Bookstore, and copies have been placed in the Mills International Center and the Global Scholars library. There are also CDs of his music in the Global Scholars Hall library. Salman Ahmad will be speaking on Thursday, October 25, at 11 am in the MIlls International Center to discuss the message of his book, and his experiences being a rock star in Pakistan starting during the time of Zia ul-Haq, and the work he has done promoting international peace.
He will be performing in Eugene on October 25 (Willamette High School, 7 pm, free admission) and October 26 (Beall Hall, UO Campus, 7:30 p.m., $10, $7 for students).
Congratulations to International Studies student recipients of Global Oregon summer 2012 awards
Global Oregon Undergraduate Research Awards
• Sophia Borgias (Clark Honors College, Spanish, International Studies)
• Annika Hearn (Clark Honors College, Communication Disorder and Sciences, International Studies)
• Jocelyn Lieppman (Clark Honors College, International Studies, Business Administration)
Global Oregon Undergraduate & Graduate Summer Translation Awards
• Jon Jaramillo (Spanish, International Studies)
Global Oregon Graduate Research Awards
• Lizzy Miskell (International Studies)