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Friday, April 13, 2018

Overcoming Zero-Sum Games to Sustain Growth and Globalization

Lecture | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Antonio de Lecea, European Commission

 Institute of European Studies

Some in the West argue that the emerging countries have prospered from globalisation at the expense of low- and middle-income classes in advanced countries by abusing open trade. Others in the East counter that the problem is the unfair distribution in Western countries of the benefits derived from global integration. Antonio de Lecea argues that Europe's stance on globalisation – a combination...   More >

American Empire: A Global History

Lecture | April 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 A.G. (Tony) Hopkins, Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Challenging conventional accounts of the place of the United States in the international order during the last three centuries, this talk will show that the U. S. was part of a Western imperial order throughout this period. After 1898, it ruled a now forgotten empire in the Pacific and Caribbean. It brought formal colonial control to an end after 1945, when other Western powers also abandoned...   More >

Can Canada claim climate leadership? Can the Paris Accord succeed in avoiding the worst of the climate crisis?: Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture

Lecture | April 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Elizabeth May MP OC, Green Party of Canada

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies

What role can Canada play to advance global climate goals, especially in 2018 as chair of the G7? As politics and governments change, Canada and the US have changed places, relatively speaking, on climate change. In Canada, global climate saboteur, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been replaced by self-avowed climate champion, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; in the US, Barack...   More >


  Registration opens March 26. Register online by April 11.

Understanding, Utilizing, and Predicting Human Mobility Data

Lecture | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Jessie Li, Penn State

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Large scale human mobility data can be collected from mobile phones, car navigation systems, location-based applications, social media, Wi-Fi, and traffic cameras. Turning such raw data into knowledge can provide insights in social science, urban problems, and prevention health, and can also benefit applications in transportation, advertisement targeting, and urban planning. In this...   More >

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle's Concept of Right Action

Lecture | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Mi-Kyoung Lee, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Townsend Center for the Humanities