Events

Fulbright-Hays Workshop
April 10, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Background: The inaugural session for the International Research Concourse will begin with a brief introduction by Ashlee Tews, Director of Research Development for Social Sciences, and will be followed by opportunities for Q and A about logistics of applying for the Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation grant. The session will also provide a space for potential applicants to exchange ideas, workshop drafts, and share advice about their projects and proposals. We hope to see many of you there, and encourage you to spread the word to interested friends and colleagues. We invite all past, current and potential applicants to attend. Faculty are also welcome.
When: Fri. April 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Room 301, College Eight

Participatory Research by Dr. Dana Takagi
March 6th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Background: Dr. Dana Takagi is a professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz whose interests include Social Inequality, Race, Nationalism, Queer Studies, Asian American Studies, and Faith in Society. She wrote “The Praxis of Interpretation and Theory: Participatory Action Research” in 2007 and will be sharing some of her new thoughts on the philosophies and methodologies of participatory research.
When: Wed. March 6 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Location: Room 301, College Eight

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Rethinking Development in light of Climate Change
October 27th, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm

The Interdisciplinary Development Working Group is hosting a workshop this Saturday, October 27th from 9 am to 5 pm on Rethinking Development in light of Climate Change at Oakes College.

Increasingly climate change impacts have called into question the success and sustainability of development practices. Yet in theory, development efforts share many of the goals of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Scholars and practitioners in both areas have recognized a need for more collaboration across these two fields, to address the critical challenge of integrating development planning and climate action in ways that promote positive synergies and avoid past failures.

This workshop engages with critiques of both development and responses to climate change, to understand how the awareness of climate change causes, impacts and inequities transforms development theories and practices. Keynote lectures by Dr. Hallie Eakin (School of Sustainability, Arizona State University) and Dr. Ashwini Chhatre (Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

All are invited to join us for a day of intriguing discussions. Register with idwg@ucsc.edu as soon as possible. Please see this flyer for a detailed schedule. Please see this flyer for directions.

This event is made possible through the support of CGIRS, the Science and Justice Working Group, the Sociology Department, and the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC.
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