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CPD is Accepting Applications for Fellows

For application instructions, contact Sara Ann Beach (sbeach@ou.edu) or John Harris (johncharris@ou.edu).

Call for Applications

Fall 2022 (pdf)

Events

September 16-17,  2022, 9:00 am-5 p.m. CST 

Landscapes of Insecurity

Conference Organized by Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context

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Youth Perspectives on Climate Change - an online symposium. Wednesday, April 20, 10:00-11:45 AM CST (11 AM EST) via Zoom. Speakers: Gabrielle Alves, political activist from Brasilia, Brazil; Nafha Asim, marine biologist and environmental conservationist from Male' City, Maldives; Helena Gualinga, environmental and human rights activist from the Indigenous community of Sarayaku, Ecuador; Asa Samuels, Wildlife conservationist from The Cheyenne and Arapaha Tribes of Oklahoma and descendant of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and Efren Nango, Shiwiar Lider, environmental engineer and director of education at Conference of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Organizers: Nayifa Nihad and Felipe Flores.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10:00-11:45 a.m. CST

Youth Perspectives on Climate Change - An online symposium

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Friday, March 4 2022, 3-4 p.m. CST (4-5 p.m. EST)

Poetry, Peace, and Truth: Lessons from Colombian Young People

Dr. Kate Vieira

Professor & Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy, University of Wisconsin–Madison

via Zoom or Facebook @oucis

Join the webinar at

https://bit.ly/3Ga3RTe 

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GLOBAL INEQUITIES  AND  CLIMATE CHANGE  What a Feminist Climate Justice Approach Teaches Us. A talk with Dr. Farhana Sultana Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University Moderator: Emma Colven, Assistant Professor of Global Environment, University of Oklahoma. Monday, March 21, 3-4 p.m. CST (4-5 p.m. EST)  via Zoom and Facebook @oucis Join the webinar at https://bit.ly/3rFy4pg. Farhana Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar of political ecology, water governance, climate justice, postcolonial development, transnational feminism, and decolonizing academia. Author of several dozen publications, her recent books are The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles (2012), Eating, Drinking: Surviving (2016) and Water Politics: Governance, Justice, and the Right to Water (2020). Dr. Sultana received the Glenda Laws Award from the American Association of Geographers for “outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues” in 2019. She is Professor at Syracuse University, where she is also Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC).

Monday, March 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST (4:00-5:00 p.m. EST)

Global Inequities and Climate Change: What a Feminist Climate Justice Approach Teaches Us

Dr. Farhana Sultana

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and theEnvironment, Maxwell School of Citizenship and PublicAffairs, Syracuse University

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Join the webinar at https://bit.ly/3rFy4pg

via Zoom and Facebook @oucis

Watch the event recording here.

Landmine Clearance, Rats, and Peacebuilding in Cambodia

Dr. Daniel Mains talks with Dr. Darcie DeAngelo about the relationship between landmine clearance, use of rats to detect landmines, and peacebuilding in Cambodia.

Watch the interview here.

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Rethinking Internationalism

Dr. Simon Reid-Henry

Join the webinar at: https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/96079161837

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Multipolarity, US-China Relations and the Political Economy of Global Insecurity. A talk with Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University and moderated by Dr. Firat Demir, L.J. Semrod Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma. Wednesday, January 26 9-9:30 a.m. CST | via Zoom Join the event at https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/96400036626. Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. Sachs has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres. He was twice named among Time’s 100 most influential world leaders and was ranked by the Economist among the top three most influential living economists..

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 9:00-9:30 a.m. CST

Multipolarity, US-China Relations and the Political Economy of Global Insecurity

Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University

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Watch the event recording here.

Friday, February 11, 2022, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Climate Responsibility and Industrialization: A New Asian Dilemma?

Dr. Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Identifying the Policy Levers that Generated Wage Suppression and Inequality in the U.S. with Dr. Josh Bivens Director of Research, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Moderated by Dr. Daniele Tavani, Department of Economics, Colorado State University Friday, December 3 1-2 p.m. CST via Zoom and Facebook Live @oucis Join the webinar at https://bit.ly/3vRGvOU. Josh Bivens is the director of research at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). His areas of research include macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment. Bivens is the author of Failure by Design: The Story behind America’s Broken Economy (EPI; Cornell University Press) and Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Really Teaches About Globalization (EPI). He is the co-author of The State of Working America, 12th ed. (EPI; Cornell University Press) and co-editor of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: Labor Markets and Informal Work in Egypt, El Salvador, India, Russia and South Africa (EPI).

Friday, December 3, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT

Identifying the Policy Levers that Generated Wage Suppression and Inequality in the U.S. 

Dr. Josh Bivens

Director of Research, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

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Watch the event recording here.

Accessibility and Opportunity for All? An Evaluation of Industry Specific Employment Change in New Transit Service Areas with Dr. Joel Mendez, University of Kansas. Monday, November 15, 1:30-3 p.m., via Zoom. Please register for this webinar at https://bit.ly/3uF3Xhr.. Joel Mendez is an assistant professor in the University of Kansas Urban Planning Program. His teaching and research interests lie in the intersection between transportation, economic development, and social justice. His research efforts focus on 1) How cities can best address the needs of low-income, minority communities via investment in transportation alternatives and 2) How to effectively balance the pursuit and attainment of economic and social justice objectives via transportation infrastructure investment. For accommodation on the basis of disability contact stephaniesager@ou.edu..

Monday, November 15, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. CDT

Accessibility and Opportunity for All? An Evaluation of Industry Specific Employment Change in New Transit Service Areas

Dr. Joel Mendez

Assistant professor in the University of Kansas Urban Planning Program

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Watch the event recording here. 

The IMF and How Billions of People Can Benefit from a Simple, Costless Act of Congress (and Why You Should Care) with Dr. Mark Weisbrot Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Moderated by Firat Demir, L.J. Semrod Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma. Thursday, October 14, 1-2 p.m. CDT via Zoom Join the webinar at https://bit.ly/3zJ4n7u or stream live on Facebook @oucis & @SICincontext.Dr. Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is author of the book Failed: What the “Experts” Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, and almost every major U.S. newspaper. For accommodation on the basis of disability contact stephaniesager@ou.edu..

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT

The IMF and How Billions of People Can Benefit from a Simple, Costless Act of Congress (and Why You Should Care)

Dr. Mark Weisbrot

Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Watch the event recording here.

CUL TURAL ATTITUDE S ANDVACCINE RESISTANCE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT via Zoom Join the webinar at https://bit.ly/39p8eM8 In this lecture, coauthors Hsieh and Kramer discuss their recently published book, Rethinking Culture in HealthCommunication: Social Interaction as Intercultural Encounters , and its implications for health access and sustainability.The talk will specifically explain how U.S. cultural attitudes (i.e., perspectival, hypertrophic individualism) is notsustainable in the times of a pandemic before examining how an integral approach to health and culture may providesolutions. Integral approaches may have implications beyond public health and into issues of sustainability and justice.
Cultural Attitudes and Vaccine Resistance

September 28, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Cultural Attitudes and Vaccine Resistance

In this lecture, coauthors Dr. Elaine Hsieh and Dr. Eric M. Kramer discuss their recently published book, Rethinking Culture in Health Communication: Social Interaction as Intercultural Encounters, and its implications for health access and sustainability.

Download event flier here (pdf). 

Watch the event recording here.

Sewers and Social Justice: The OU Center for Peace & Development, OU Regional & City Planning, OU Center for Social Justice, and Security in Context present with Dr. Miriam Solis Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin. Miriam Solis, PhD, MCP, is Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Herresearch focuses on how infrastructure can reinforce racialized inequality. She partners with nonprofit organizations and localgovernment to develop the organizationa l, procedural, and policy strategies that advance social justice. Raised in California’sCentral Valley, Dr. Solis is a first generation college graduate and the proud daughter of working-class Mexican immigrants.
Sewers and Social Justice

October 25, 2021, 1:30-3 PM (CST)

Sewers and Social Justice: Racial Equity and Climate Change Implications of Wastewater Planning in the United States

A conversation with Dr. Miriam Solis, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin.

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Watch the event recording here.

 

The OU Center for Peace & Development and Security in Context present Climate Change in an Unequal World The OU Center for Peace & Development and Security in Context present with James K. Boyce Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Moderated by Firat Demir, L.J. Semrod Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma. James K. Boyce is an emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also a senior fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute. He isthe recipient of the 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He isthe author of 18 books, most recently The Casefor Carbon Dividends (2019, Polity Press) and Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change(2019, Anthem Press). Thursday, November 4 2-3 p.m. CST/3-4 p.m. EST via Zoom and Facebook Live @oucis Join this webinar at https://bit.ly/3kM38ie.For accommodation on the basis of disability contact stephaniesager@ou.edu..

November 4, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM (CST)

Climate Change in an Unequal World

A discussion with James K. Boyce, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Genocide and Healing A discussion with contributors to the book Art From Trauma. Speakers: Gerise Herndon Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University Rangira (Béa) Gallimore Associate Professor Emerita of French, University of Missouri Margaret Jacobs Chancellor's Professor of History, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Heather Connell Filmmaker, Displaced Yankee Productions Anna Rocca Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Salem State University Genocide and Healing A discussion with contributors to the book Art From Trauma Wednesday, March 10, 1-2:30 p.m. CST Moderated by Kalenda Eaton, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma Join the Zoom webinar at https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/91422123830 or stream live on Facebook @oucis.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Genocide and Healing: A discussion with contributors to the book Art From Trauma

A discussion with contributors to the book Art From Trauma.

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Watch the event recording here. 

The OU Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context Present Mega Dams and Human Insecurity in East Africa. A discussion with Edward (Jed) Stevenson, PhD MPH Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University. Thursday, March 4 3 - 4:15 p.m. Join via Zoom or stream live on Facebook @oucis. Moderated by Daniel Mains, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Oklahoma.

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (CST)

Mega Dams and Human Insecurity in East Africa

A discussion with Dr. Edward (Jed) Stevenson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University.

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Watch the event recording here. 

The OU Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context Present:Self-Devouring Growth A lecture with Dr. Julie Livingston Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, author of Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke University Press, 2019) Wednesday, February 24, 2-3 p.m. Zoom + Facebook Live @oucis Join Zoom webinar at https://oklahoma.zoom.us/s/92812186338.  Moderated by Dr. Daniel Mains, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Oklahoma. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Self-Devouring Growth A lecture with Dr. Julie Livingston Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, author of Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke University Press, 2019) Wednesday, February 24, 2-3 p.m. Zoom + Facebook Live @oucis Join Zoom webinar at https://oklahoma.zoom.us/s/92812186338 The OU Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context Present: For accommodation on the basis of disability contact stephaniesager@ou.edu.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021,  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)

Self-Devouring Growth

A lecture with Dr. Julie Livingston Silver, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University.

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Watch the event recording here. 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
 

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe on Women’s Empowerment in Uganda
 

Sister Rosemary speaks of her work with women in Northern Uganda, the various insecurities they face, and her work over the past years to empower women socially and economically.
 

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The OU Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context Present: Women, human Rights and Insecurity in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones. A lecture with Dr. Izabela Steflja: Professional of Practice, Political Science & International development at Tulane University and co-auhor of women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice (Stanford University Pressm 2020). Moderated by: Dr. Zermarie Deacon, Associate Professor of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Friday, February 5, 2021 | 1-2 PM Zoom + Facebook Live @OUCIS.

Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Women, Human Rights and Insecurity in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones

A lecture with Dr. Izabela Steflja, Professor of Practice, Political Science & International Development at Tulane University.

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Watch the event recording here. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Iranian Kurds and Kolberi Smugglers 

Dr. Ahmad Mohammadpour, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dr. Kamal Soleimani, El Colegio de Mexico, discuss the status of Iranian Kurds, nation states, and the Kolberi people. Hosted by Dr. Firat Demir.

Learn more about the Iranian Kurds and Kolberi Smugglers event