Culture in Global Affairs

CIGA Seminar Series

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Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Gender, Identity Politics, and State-society Relations on the Sino-Tibetan Border
February 3, 2014

Dr. Tenzin Jinba will discuss his current research and recent book, In the Land of the Eastern Queendom:  The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border.  Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state.  Tenzin Jinba's research examines the consequences of development of the queendom label for local ethnic, gender, and political identities and for state-society relations. 

Co-sponsored with the Tibet Governance Project.

Why the World Bank Should Take a Human Rights Approach to Hydrodevelopment
October 23, 2013

This talk addressed hydrodevelopment and its connections to crimes against humanity with reference to Chixoy dam in Guatemala.

Co-sponosred with the Institute for Global and International Studies.

Prenatal Sex Selection: Global Patterns and a Focus on Southeast Asia
October 9, 2013 

In this seminar Christophe Z Guilmoto, demographer and director of research at the Center for Population and Development (CEPED), Institute of Research for Development (IRD), Paris, will discuss current global patterns and trends relating to pre-natal sex selection, as well as the relationship between the practice and kinship structures in Vietnam and Indonesia.

Co-sponsored with the Global Gender Program.

 

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