• Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital

    Please join us for a lecture and conversation with Thomas Piketty, author of the best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty is a French economist and professor at the Paris School of Economics whose work focuses on wealth and income inequality. Prof. Piketty will be speaking on “Reflections about Inequality and Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The discussion will […]

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  • Carol Adams: The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow

    The University of Chicago Animal Welfare Society happily welcomes Carol Adams in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking work of vegetarian-feminist critical theory, The Sexual Politics of Meat. In her continuously evolving slideshow, Ms. Adams builds off her widely acclaimed The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat, presenting insights developed […]

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  • Thinking Globally Distinguished Lecture: Lynn Hunt on Global History

    CIS is pleased to welcome Lynn Hunt (History, UCLA) for the first event in our 50th Anniversary series on “Thinking Globally.”  Prof. Hunt will present on “Thinking Globally in Historical Studies: Prospects and Problems.” Is globalization the new paradigm that will reinvigorate history? Or will it choke off all other possible contenders and renew a narrative […]

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  • Anup Kaphle on Nepal and Labor Migration after the Earthquake

    The Pipeline of Dreams: Nepali Workers and the Promise and Peril of Migrant Labor When the central passport office in Kathmandu could not handle the flux of young Nepalis coming to apply for their passports, they decided to do something that had never happened before: run the passport counter 24 hours a day. Every day, […]

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  • Author Lara Pawson on Angola’s Forgotten Massacre

    Lara Pawson disusses her new book, In the Name of the Peope: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre, with  Delinda J. Collier (Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago). RSVP HERE » About the book: This is the story of investigative journalist Lara Pawson’s determined search to uncover a horrific massacre in Angola on 27th May […]

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