[act-ma] 2/11: Globalization and the Grassroots- Symposium at Northeastern University

Jeff Juris jeffjuris at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 19 17:57:30 PST 2010

Join us on Thursday, February 11 for a public symposium on Globalization and the Grassroots at Northeastern University. Featuring scholars and local activists the event will explore themes such as indigenous people and women, food sustainability and housing movements, and the World Social Forum.

Participants include: David Hess- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jackie Smith- Notre Dame University, Manisha Desai- University of Connecticut, and Janet Conway- Brock University

Where: 97 Cargill Hall, Northeastern University Law School

When: Thursday, February 11th

Panel 1: 3:00-5:00pm- Global Activism and Emerging Transnational Subjectivities
Panel 2: 5:30-7:30pm- Globalization, Crisis, and Grassroots Responses

*Refreshments will be served during the break

For Directions and More Info, Visit: http://grassglobsymposium.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by the Northeastern University College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of Sociology & Anthropology and Political Science, and Program in International Affairs

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Preliminary Schedule

3:00 to 5:00pm- panel on "Global Activism and Emerging Transnational Subjectivities"

Berna Turam, Northeastern University: Transnational Islam
Denise Horn, Northeastern University: Transnational Activism and Global Civil Society
Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut: Transnational Feminism and the World Social Forum
Sylvia Escarcega, Depaul University, CIESAS- Oaxaca: Global Indigenous Movements
Janet Conway, Brock University: Transnational Activism and the World Social Forum
Geoffrey Pleyers (University of Louvaine, London School of Economics): Global Movements for Food Sustainability

Moderator: Alex Khasnabish, Mount Saint Vincent University

5:00 to 5:30pm- coffee break

5:30 to 7:30pm- panel on "Globalization, Crisis, and Grassroots Responses"

Liza Weinstein, Northeastern University: Globalization and Housing Movements in Mumbai
David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Localist Movements in a Global Economy
Jackie Smith, University of Notre Dame: Globalization, Crisis, and the US Social Forum
Thomas Ponniah, Harvard University: The World Social Forum and the Left in Latin America
Giuseppe Caruso, University of Helsinki: Local Food Movements in India
Boston-based housing and tenant’s rights activists

Moderator: Jeffrey S. Juris, Northeastern University

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