UW-Green Bay faculty members in global studies, political science and the humanities will host a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. The title of the event is “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris Attacks.” Each of the four presenters will address the topic from their particular area of expertise, allowing time for audience questions and answers. The four presenters and their respective areas are:
- Paris: the city and the symbol — Cristina Ortiz, professor of Humanities and Global Studies, chair of Modern Languages
- Mourning all victims — Katia Levintova, associate professor of Political Science, Chair of Global Studies
- Terrorism in a Global Age — David Coury, professor of Humanities and Global Studies, director of Center for Middle Eastern Studies
- US Federal and State Reaction to the Aftermath of the ISIS Attacks — Dave Helpap, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration
The program is free and open to the public.
Prof. Cristina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies (Spanish) and Global Studies and Prof. David Coury, Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies co-authored a chapter in the new volume African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Straits. Their article, “Unveiling Spain: Representations of the Female Body as a Metaphor for Contesting Orientalist Ideology,” looks at the works of two Moroccan writers who explore the experiences of Muslim women in Spain and northern Africa and how they negotiate their identity in those two distinct cultures.
Associate Professor and UW-Green Bay Political Science and Global Studies Chair Katia Levintova on Wednesday (Dec. 17) helped explain the day’s big news of changing U.S. relations with Cuba in an interview with WBAY, Action 2 News. “The embargo’s not going to be lifted right away, but there is the conversation about having this particular act repealed in Congress,” Levintova said. “But there are immediate lifting of restrictions on travel, on research, on remittances, which means, kind of, a real breakthrough for the ordinary people.”
Ozum Yesiltas, an assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College, will address “The Kurds and the Situation in the Middle East” at the next Global Studies Roundtable Discussion at UW-Green Bay. The free session, open to all, runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 5) in Room 103 of the University Union. The roundtable series is sponsored by the Global Studies, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs programs at UW-Green Bay.
Associate Prof. David Coury on Tuesday (Sept. 23) shared his expertise in Middle East affairs with Local 5 News’ Jenn Sullivan, as part of a story about airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Coury, a Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies faculty member who co-directs UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, told Sullivan the situation is complicated. Because ISIL (also known as ISIS or the Islamic State) is embedded in several countries, it’s harder to attack the group, Coury said. “You can’t just bomb a group into submission,” he said. “And so it’s really going to require negotiations with a lot of the regional governments.” Full story.
Prof. David Coury of Humanistic Studies, German and Global Studies presented a talk — “United in Diversity? European Cultural Plurality in the 21st Century” — at the biannual conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Porto, Portugal this August. His article, “Ways of Belonging: Navid Kermani and the Muslim Turn in Contemporary German Literature,” is a continuation of this research and will appear in a special issue of the journal Colloquia Germanica. Coury’s work has been supported in part by a grant from the UW-Green Bay Research Council.
UW-Green Bay’s Global Studies program hosts another Global Studies Issues Roundtable at 2:30 p.m. Friday (March 14) in MAC Hall 101. The topic: Germany’s relations with its Eastern European neighbors. Leading the discussion and offering a European perspective on the political crisis in Ukraine will be Professor Wolfram von Schiliha from the University of Leipzig, Germany, whose visit is sponsored by the International Visiting Scholars Program. More information.
UW-Green Bay’s Global Studies program invites one and all to the second of its Global Studies Issues Roundtables this semester on Friday afternoon, March 14. The topic: Germany’s relations with its Eastern neighbors (Poland, Belarus and Ukraine in particular). Leading the discussion and offering a European perspective on the political crisis in Ukraine will be Professor Wolfram von Schiliha from the University of Leipzig, Germany, whose visit is sponsored by the International Visiting Scholars Program. The roundtable takes place in the MAC Hall 201 Gathering Room from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Associate Prof. Katia Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs, says the event taking place on the eve of spring break offers a thought-provoking and exceptionally timely topic to close the first part of the semester. Free and open to the public.
A number of UW-Green Bay academic programs will host a faculty forum discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Alumni Rooms of the University Union. A guest panelist — Associate Prof. Kimberly Gauderman of the University of New Mexico history faculty — will help address the topic “The Role of Universities in Promoting Citizenship in Their Communities.” The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Urban and Regional Studies, Public and Environmental Affairs, Humanistic Studies, and Global Studies.
Panelists will be :
• Kimberly Gauderman, History, University of New Mexico
• Stephen Perkins, Curator of Art, UW-Green Bay
• Ellen Rosewall, Arts Management, UW-Green Bay
• Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Spanish, Humanistic Studies, Global Studies, UW-Green Bay
• Hernan Fernandez-Meardi, Spanish and Humanistic Studies, UW-Green Bay
UW-Green Bay’s Global Studies program invites one and all to the first Global Studies Issues Roundtable of the year. The topic: the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Discussion will be led by faculty member Katia Levintova. She’ll address issues and invite discussion on security, US-Russian relations, recent political developments in Russia itself as well as Ukrainian political crisis as a backdrop to the opening ceremony scheduled for Feb. 7. The gathering takes place in the MAC Hall Gathering Room (just inside the main, second-floor canopy entrance) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 7).