• Rearming: America’s New Nuclear Arsenal – Dan Sagalyn & Jamie McIntyre

    Over the past decade, much attention has focused on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and fighting Al Qaeda and now the Islamic State group. But in the next three decades, the Pentagon plans to spend an estimated $1 trillion to buy a new generation of nuclear weapons to replace the current arsenal. The Obama […]

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  • Thinking Globally Lecture: James Sparrow on Ralph Bunche and Postwar Internationalism

    The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research. In this lecture, Prof. James Sparrow  (UChicago – History) discusses “Ralph Bunche and the Art of the Statesman.” In his classic critique of liberal designs for international politics grounded in rational planning, Hans Morgenthau, […]

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  • [CANCELED] Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance – An Author Night with Arjun Appadurai

    Join us as anthropologist Arjun Appadurai (NYU) discusses his latest book, Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance, recently published by the University of Chicago Press. In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008—while indeed spurred on […]

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  • Global Thought in the Anthropocene – A Panel Discussion with Ursula Heise

    The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research. In this panel discussion, Prof. Ursula Heise (UCLA – English & Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) joins UChicago faculty members Bill Brown (English), Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History) and Benjamin Morgan (English) in a conversation on recent approaches to the Anthropocene […]

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  • Women’s Leadership and International Relations

    It is often said that if more women were at the helm of foreign policy, there would be more peace in the world. While women’s leadership in international relations is increasing, women involved in foreign policy still face greater challenges to climbing the seniority ladder when compared to other areas of government. Tellingly, despite the […]

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  • [CANCELED] Geographies of Knowledge: Area Studies and Globalization Studies Reconsidered – A Panel Discussion

    In its 50 years of existence, the Center for International Studies has served as the administrative home and intellectual incubator of a diverse array of scholarly projects.  Among the most far-reaching and impactful of these were the area studies initiatives of the 1960s and the Globalization Project in the 1990s. This panel discussion will examine […]

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  • Joseph Masco & Trevor Paglen: Interrogating the Security State

    The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research. In this dialogue event, artist and geographer Trevor Paglen joins Prof. Joseph Masco (UChicago – Anthropology) in a conversation on global surveillance and the security state. Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, […]

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  • Karin Knorr Cetina & Alex Preda: Studying the Global Economy

    The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research. In this dialogue event, Prof. Alex Preda (King’s College London – Management) joins Prof. Karin Knorr Cetina (UChicago – Sociology & Anthropology) in a conversation on critical approaches to the global economy. Update: Due to […]

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  • Global Health and the Burning of Biomass Fuels

    Please join us for this year’s Global Health Week keynote address, “Indoor Burning of Biomass Fuels: Impact on Global Health & Climate” by William J. Martin II, MD. Dr. Martin is Dean and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Ohio State University College of Public Health. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion […]

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  • The Human Rights Crisis in Syria

    Please join us for a lunch and discussion with Karen Abu Zayd, member of the U.N Commission of Inquiry into human rights in Syria and former Deputy Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency.   With over 30 years experience in refugee relief, Abu Zayd’s career in global humanitarianism gives her special insight into the […]

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