2016 International Studies Fall Conference

PATHS TO THE FUTURE: REFLECTING ON AGENCY IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
6th Annual International Studies Fall Conference
Lincoln Park  Student Center, RM 314 B
Friday Oct 7th, 2016 | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Refreshments provided

“The image of a path evokes a sense of purpose, a method of marking progress, and a hint of the companionship of fellow travelers. However, our experiences of the 21st century, including rapid globalization, economic and political instability, and climate change, have swept away any illusion of our current path’s security and permanence. This conference seeks to address the problems that confront our world today, and examine the process by which new paths to the future may be built. Our panel of scholars will speak to the agency of individuals and groups yearning for a better future despite the current reality of inequality, austerity, violence, displacement, and environmental degradation.”

12:30PM     Welcome
1:00 – 1:30PM     Matthew Williams of Loyola University Chicago on “Global Solidarity and Global Strategy.”
1:30 – 2:00PM    Faranak Miraftab of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on “Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking.”
2:15 – 2:45PM    Brooke Johnson of Northeastern Illinois University on “Educating for War: Militarized Consent and Public Education.”
2:45 – 3:15PM     Roy Scranton of the University of Notre Dame on “The Compulsion of Strife: Nature, War, and the Anthropocene.”
3:15 – 4:30PM    Discussion

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Presented by the International Studies Department at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s  International Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the Geography Department, Political Science Department, and Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies at DePaul University. Contact sdirr1@depaul.edu for more information.