International Roundtables are held Fridays at 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center 1S and are presentations on and/or discussions of international topics led by Hamline University faculty or campus visitors. They are open to all interested students, faculty, staff, and friends of Hamline. Bring a lunch. Dessert, beverages, and a topic will be provided.
Spring 2014 schedule of topics and presenters:
February 14: Becoming Afro-Indian: India's Sidi Goma and the West Zone Culture Centre by LaToya Beck, visiting instructor of African and African American studies and anthropology, Carleton College
February 21: Be a Better Buyer: Working Conditions in Developing Countries by Raymond Robertson, professor of economics, Macalester College
February 28: 'Coffee Futures': Turkey and the European Union by Zeynep Devrim Gtirsel, assistant professor of international studies, Macalester College
March 7: International Almohadism: Art, Authority and the Rise and Fall of an Islamic Empire by Jessica Streit, adjunct instructor of art history, Hamline University
March 14: Can We Make a Difference With Our Choice in Coffee? by Guillermo Narvaez, research associate, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
April 4: How Europe and America Are Evolving Towards Africa; or, Theory from the South by John Comaroff, Hugh K. Foster professor of African & African American studies and anthropology, Harvard University [Special International Roundtable presentation in the Kay Fredericks Ballroom, Klas Center]
April 11: Adana Massacres of 1909 and the Breakdown of Turkish-Armenian Relations by Nader Sohrabi, visiting assistant professor of sociology, Carleton College
April 25: The Mexican-American War, Comparative History, and Gender in Mexico and the United States by Peter Guardino, professor of istory, Indiana University
May 2: Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food by Jeffery Pilcher, professor of history, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The International Round Table Series is sponsored by the Global Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Hamline University with additional support from the Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities and the CLA Dean's Office.