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2008 Theme: GLOBALIZATION AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP



Change begins with learning . . .



What we're reading:
Pietra Rivoli, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade
Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2005


Share your opinions, thoughts, and questions about The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy or on globalization issues in general.

Globalization is a topic found in every major news source. Many of the issues are strongly debated and some are highly controversial. We would like to use these conversations, listed below, or the discussion board to talk more about these issues as a community.

How does globalization impact cultural diversity, women, democracy, the environment, American workers, or the U.S. economy? What do you think? . . . We hope you'll take part in the discussions.



Community Conversations


Wednesday, February 13, Noon
        UCSB Davidson Library
        Discussion led by:
        Prof. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, UCSB Women's Studies Program,
                Women and labor studies
        Nadege Clitandre, Researcher, UCSB Black Studies Dept., Globalization issues
                and Haiti

        Prof. Aashish Mehta, UCSB Global & International Studies, Globalization and
                employment in developing economies

        Prof. Michael Stohl, Chair, UCSB Communication Dept., Political communication
                and global relations


Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm
        Carpinteria Public Library
        Discussion led by:
        Nicole Bassett, Social Responsibility Manager, Patagonia Company
        Prof. Robert Deacon, UCSB Economics Dept., Environmental economics
        Prof. Peter Haslund, Program Director, SBCC International & Global Studies
        Prof. Ernst Von Weizsäcker, Dean, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental
                Science and Management, Global environmental policy

Wednesday, February 20, 7 pm
        Montecito Public Library
        Discussion led by:
        Prof. Rich Appelbaum, Director, UCSB MA in Global & International Studies;
                Co-Director, Center for Global Studies
        Prof. Peter Haslund, Program Director, SBCC International & Global Studies
        Prof. Oran Young, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental Science &
                Management, International environmental governance

Thursday, February 21, Noon
        UCSB Davidson Library
        Discussion led by:
        John Greathouse, Lecturer, UCSB Technology Management Program,
                Helped launch Computer Motion and Expertcity (aka Citrix Online)
        Mary O'Connor, UCSB Research Anthropologist, Economic globalization
                and transnational migration between Mexico and the US

        Prof. Ernst Von Weizsäcker, Dean, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental
                Science and Management, Global environmental policy
        Prof. John Woolley, UCSB Political Science, U.S. government and
                regulatory policy and the economy


Thursday, February 21, 7 pm
        Goleta Public Library
        Discussion led by:
        Nicole Bassett, Social Responsibility Manager, Patagonia
        Prof. David Cleveland, UCSB Environmental Studies, Diversity in
                agricultural systems and the environment

        Prof. Francesca Degiuli, Faculty Fellow, UCSB Global & International Studies
                Program, Gender, globalization, immigration and work

Wednesday, February 27, 1pm
        Women's Center Conference Room
        Panel and Discussion: The Gendered Economies of Globalization
        Discussion led by:
        Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Francesca Degiuli, and Molly Talcott
In coordination with the UCSB Reads focus this year on issues of globalization and Peitra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy as the selected Read, the Women's Center presents a panel on gender and globalization featuring Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani (Sociology and Global Studies), Faculty Fellow Francesca Degiuli (Global Studies), and graduate student Molly Talcott (Sociology). Bhavnani, Degiuli and Talcott will discuss their research about agriculture, migration, labor and organizing in a variety of national and transnational locations in order to address the complex links between globalization, gender, and ethnic and racial identity.

Wednesday, February 27, 7 pm
        Solvang Public Library
        Discussion led by:
        Prof. Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, UCSB Chican@ Studies, Globalization, labor,
                social movements and Latin America

        Prof. David Carr, UCSB Geography Dept., Population and food systems in
                context of global environmental change

        Prof. Kenneth Harwood, Adjunct Professor, UCSB Communication Dept.
                Ethics of media and media economics including the Web
        Aaron Petersen, Chair, Solvang City Planning Commission and Solvang
                business owner

Thursday, February 28, 5:30 pm
        Santa Barbara Downtown Public Library
        Discussion led by:
        Prof. Kum-Kum Bhavnani, UCSB Sociology Dept., Women and international
                development

        Marty Blum, Mayor, Santa Barbara
        Prof. Jerry Cohen, UCSB Political Science, International political economy
        Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer, Director, UCSB Orfalea Center for Global &
                International Studies


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