Lectures Archive

  • Roundtable: Memory, Silence and Forgetting in Latin America

    November 19, 2014
    Nela Navarro serves as Associate Director/Director of Education and Member of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention Executive Committee at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. She received her graduate education at Columbia University Teachers College. She is a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Newark) and [...]
  • Why Economic Performance of Post-Communist Countries Differs

    November 12, 2014
      Dr. Vladimir Popov - Inter-regional Adviser at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations; Professor Emeritus in the New Economic School in Moscow. Dr. Popov graduated from the Economics Department of the Moscow State University in 1976 and holds Ph.D.s (Candidate of Science, 1980; and Doctor of Science, 1990) [...]
  • The Bigot

    November 05, 2014
    Professor Stephen Eric Bronner is a noted political theorist and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Comparative Literature, and German Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Currently, he is Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University, and [...]
  • A Consequentialist Defense of Armed Drones and Targeted Killings

    November 04, 2014
    Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jeangene Vilmer is currently a policy adviser on security issues at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris (Paris School of International Affairs) and Saint-Cyr’s Military Academy.  He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (International Ethics) from the University of Montreal as well as a  Ph.D [...]
  • Dr. Jean Marc Coicaud Delivers Keynote at E-Governance Conference

    October 30, 2014
      On Thursday October 30 2014, Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean Marc Coicaud, delivered a keynote lecture at the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance in Guimarães, Portugal. The conference was organized by the University of Minho, the Agência para a Modernização Administrativa and the United [...]
  • Post-2015: Has the Era of Sustainable Development Finally Arrived?

    October 29, 2014
      Mr. David O’Connor is Chief of the Policy and Analysis Branch of the Division  for Sustainable Development at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He led the substantive support to the negotiation of the Rio+20 outcome document, The Future We Want. Before joining the UN, O’Connor was Senior Economist at the OECD Development [...]
  • Emerging Threats: Illicit Trade and the Funding of Terrorist Networks

    October 22, 2014
    Dr. Vanessa Neumann is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism, where she specializes in Latin America and terrorism. She is also an Associate of the University Seminar on Latin America at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. [...]
  • Global Ethics Day

    October 16, 2014
    Global Ethics Day Thursday October 16, 2014 Program Keynote Lecture Dr. Diana Alarcón is currently Senior Economic Affairs Officer and Special Assistant to the Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Prior to this position, she served as Senior Economic Affairs [...]
  • Goodbye Hegemony! - Book Discussion with Professor Simon Reich

    April 30, 2014
    Professor Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory at King’s College London, published the book, Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System. The book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment, justify American claims to world leadership, and [...]
  • Adil Haque - The Law and Ethics of Targeted Killing

    April 28, 2014
    Part of the DGA Global Policy Series. Adil Haque joined the Rutgers faculty in the Fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Haque received his J.D. in 2005 from Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a law [...]
  • DGA Colloquium: Srdja Popovic

    April 23, 2014
    Part of the DGA Colloquium on Civil Resistance Srdja Popovic, Director, Center for Applied Non-Violent Actions and Strategies, Belgrade, Serbia is a Serbian political activist. He was a leader of the student movement Otpor! that helped topple Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević. After briefly pursuing a political career in Serbia, in 2003 he [...]
  • Jean-Marc Coicaud - UN Ambiguity Towards Democracy

    April 17, 2014
    Part of the DGA Global Policy Series. Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Dr. Coicaud holds a Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from [...]
  • A Tale of Nonviolent Resistance in Struggles Against Oppression - Maciej Bartkowski

    April 16, 2014
    Part of the DGA Colloquium on Civil Resistance Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is Senior Director for Education & Research at International Center for Nonviolent Conflict where he works on academic programs for students, faculty, and professionals, curricular development, and global academic and educational outreach and research in the growing field of [...]
  • DGA Colloquium: Stellan Vinthagen & Jill Carr-Harris

    April 09, 2014
    Part of the DGA Colloquium on Civil Resistance “Legal Design of Activism: A Potential for Radical Social Change?” Stellan Vinthagen is associate professor of sociology and a scholar-activist. Vinthagen has a PhD (2005) in Peace and Development Research from University of Gothenburg. He is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Social and [...]
  • Interview with Thea Halo

    April 04, 2014
    Thea Halo is President of the Sano Themia Halo Pontian Heritage Foundation.  In her book "Not Even My Name (2001), Ms Halo presents an eyewitness account of Armenian genocide. Thea Halo first career was as a painter. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and has shown her paintings in galleries and museums in New York City [...]
  • Conducting Fieldwork and Research Abroad - Michael Toomey

    April 03, 2014
    DGA Ph.D. Roundtable Conducting Fieldwork and Research Abroad Michael Toomey, Ph.D. student & Dissertation Fellow
  • Thank You, Anarchy? Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse - Nathan Schneider

    April 02, 2014
    Part of the DGA Colloquium on Civil Resistance Nathan Schneider is an editor of Waging Nonviolence. His first two books, both published in 2013 by University of California Press, are Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet. He has written about religion, reason [...]
  • Olivier Walther - Security and Development: The Future of the Sahara-Sahel Region

    April 01, 2014
    Dr. Olivier Walther, Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University. Olivier Walther is an Associate Professor at the Department of Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University in the U.S. He is the Africa Editor of the Journal of Borderlands [...]
  • DGA Colloquium: Lester Kurtz

    March 12, 2014
    Part of the DGA Colloquium on Civil Resistance Lester Kurtz, Professor of Sociology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (Elsevier), co-editor of Nonviolent Social Movements(Blackwell), and The Web of Violence (U. of Illinois Press) as well as author of books and [...]
  • Democracy 'Fatigue' and Democratic Regression in Central and Eastern Europe - Eltion Meka

    March 05, 2014
    DGA Ph.D. Roundtable Democracy 'Fatigue' and Democratic Regression in Central and Eastern Europe Eltion Meka, Ph.D. Student

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