Fall 2016 Lecture Series August 29 - November 28

The International Studies Institute proudly presents
the Fall 2016 Lecture Series:

The Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities

August 29 through November 28
Mondays at 5:30 pm
All lectures will take place in the George Pearl Hall Auditorium
(School of Architecture and Planning)

Schedule with links to lectures videos
To watch videos of the lectures click here

The Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities

During the last decades, the world has witnessed and unprecedented movement of population. Some is borne out of expanded work opportunities, other by political strife. The purpose of this lecture series is to examine the power of place and the role of globalization in the formation of local identities. Speakers will address how communities and individuals identify with the physical, built environment—the home, the neighborhood, the town, and the community- in a world that relies increasingly on virtual connections. What is the meaning of place, space, and geography today? And how do individuals and communities adapt to a new place, as a result of relocation? What is the meaning of the memory of place? And how do our individual place identities intersect in our globalized world? All invited speakers have deep and long-standing expertise in the study of place and identity. Their presentations will engage perspectives from geography, philosophy, and architecture. Both place and identity are at the core of our experience in New Mexico.  This lecture series will enhance the community's understanding of place, both across time and in different socio-political contexts today.

Our speakers are asked to question conventional wisdom and easy answers and engage the audience with critical topics that are cannot be summarized in sound bites. Lectures will be 45-50 minutes long, followed by Q & A and discussion with the audience. At the conclusion of each lecture and discussion, the audience will come away with several different points of view and more questions regarding place and identity in an age of globalization.  Book signing will follow many of the lectures.

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The International Studies Institute would like to thank all our sponsors who helped make this lecture series possible.

New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the
University of New Mexico:

  • Office of the Provost
  • College of Arts & Sciences; Departments of American Studies, English,  Geography, History, and Philosophy; Religious Studies Program
  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+P)
  • School of Law
  • Geospatial and Population Studies Center
  • Center for the Southwest
  • Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC).

Additional thanks to Mark Forte for donating his services for poster design.
Special thanks to our videographer, Bart Hood.

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