The Center for Global Studies is pleased to welcome local and international scholars alike to an upcoming Conference of the Worldwide Universities Network “Geographies of Power: Justice, Revolution, and Cultural Imagination”, which will take place Friday, April 26th through Saturday, April 27th at the Nittany Lion Inn. The conference will use historical analysis and cross-cultural awareness to examine and emphasize shifting geographies of power in the period between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2011 Arab Spring.
Dr. John Esposito (Georgetown University) will open the conference with his keynote speech, “Changing Geographies of Power: New Roadmaps Needed” at 8:45 a.m., April 26th.
Keynote speaker, Wendy Brown (UC Berkeley), will present her speech, “Austerity Politics and the Inversion of Neoliberal Freedom” at 3:30 p.m., April 26th.
This conference is being led by researchers; Dr. Sophia McClennen (Penn State), Dr. Ziad Elmarsafy (University of York), Dr. Shamil Jeppie (University of Cape Town), and Dr. George Pavlich (University of Alberta), and conducted with support from the Worldwide University Network (WUN), a consortium of 18 research universities from five continents.
Additional support is provided by University of Alberta, University of Cape Town, The University of York, the Center for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts, School of International Affairs , The Confucius Institute, Rock Ethics Institute, International Center for the Study of Terrorism, Center for Democratic Deliberation, Department of History, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Political Science, and University Office of Global Programs.
Conference information—including schedule, speakers, venue, and registration information—is available through the Center for Global Studies’ conference website. The Panels and Keynote speeches for the conference are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, registration for meals is required but not required for attendance.
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