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April 2018

Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Midlife Crisis in Humans and Other Animals” Abstract: The talk will discuss the concept of the midlife crisis.  It will examine international evidence on happiness, mental health, suicide, antidepressant consumption, sleep, and so on.  Not all the data will be on human beings.  The talk will say something about where we are scientifically, and what we need to understand next.  Plenty of time will be left for open discussion. More on Prof. Oswald *Co-Sponsored with Public Policy and Applied Social…

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Nicole George, “Women, Peace, and Security through a Vernacular Frame: Global/local frictions in Solomon Islands and Bougainville”

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies Since the early 2000s, United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security, and particularly UNSCR 1325, have become a key focus of policy making and gender advocacy for those aiming to promote women’s roles in conflict resolution and conflict transition in the western Pacific Islands region. But in these contexts, arguments about the rights of women to be recognized as those who bear specific sorts of burdens in times…

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Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Inequality around the World: Evidence and Implications” Abstract: The lecture will present new evidence on global inequality and growth since 1980 using the World and Wealth Income Database. We combine data across countries in a homogeneous way to analyze world inequality. Global inequality has increased since 1980 in spite of fast growth in large emerging countries. We plot the curve of cumulated growth from 1980 to 2016 for each percentile of the global distribution of income per adult. This curve has…

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Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12

“Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste and Metabolism” is a food studies workshop, organized by Dr. Rachel Vaughn and Dr. Sarah Tracy of CSW and the Institute for Society and Genetics, that will culminating in a special issue of the journal Food, Culture, and Society. This project was inspired by Dr. Kyla Wazana Tompkins‘ framing of “critical eating studies” in her award-winning Racial Indigestion (New York University Press, 2012) and reflects on the ways in which American Studies, Food Studies, Sensory…

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Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

A workshop on critical eating studies, featuring a public panel conversation between Los Angeles-based food activists, gleaners and composters, and scholars. Schedule and speaker details forthcoming. This event is supported by the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.

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A Dialogue on the Challenges of Minoritized Academic Fields at this Time

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA United States

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Featuring: Neferti Tadiar, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College Allan Punzalan Isaac, Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and English, Rutgers University Respondent: Steven Nelson, Director, UCLA Center for African Studies The theme of the conversation orbits around the challenges minoritized fields–including Gender/Women/Feminist Studies as a field–must take up at this time. “At this…

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