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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Global Studies Program Open House

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: The UVM Global Studies Program was created to help students explore the social, political, economic, natural, and cultural relationships that exist in our world today. The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Studies curriculum prepares students to think holistically about transnational-scale problems and seeks to cultivate citizens of the world who are critically aware of and actively engaged in issues of global equity, sustainability and well-being.

If you would like to learn more about Global Studies, please join us at our Global Studies Open House. Current Global Studies students and all others hoping to learn more about GS are invited to attend.

Questions? Please email either Prof. Pablo Bose, Director of Global & Regional Studies at
pbose@uvm.edu or Prof. Jonah Sternberg, Director of Global Studies, at Jonah.Steinberg@uvm.edu.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

“Peacebuilding on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border”

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: GRS Lecture – “Peacebuilding on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border” by Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen '09 is currently completing his MS in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah and an MBA at the University of Washington. Mr. Olsen competed in 2006 at the Turin Olympics and is an Athlete Representative for the US Olympic Committee, elected to represent athlete interests by his peers in trials, selections and at events such as the Sochi Olympics. His work focuses especially on the inclusion of LGBT athletes in sports movements. Mr. Olsen is also an engineer officer in the Army National Guard and led a soldier construction platoon along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2012-2013 that completed 45 projects in five provinces.

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“Building the Sochi Olympics”

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Williams Family Room, DC 403
Description: GRS Lecture – “Building the Sochi Olympics” by Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen '09 is currently completing his MS in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah and an MBA at the University of Washington. Mr. Olsen competed in 2006 at the Turin Olympics and is an Athlete Representative for the US Olympic Committee, elected to represent athlete interests by his peers in trials, selections and at events such as the Sochi Olympics. His work focuses especially on the inclusion of LGBT athletes in sports movements. Mr. Olsen is also an engineer officer in the Army National Guard and led a soldier construction platoon along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2012-2013 that completed 45 projects in five provinces.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GRS Study Abroad Information Session

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: Are you thinking about going on a study abroad program? If so, this information session is for you!

Did you know that up to half of your credits toward your major or minor can come in as transfer credits? Join us to talk about your options and issues related to studying abroad as a major or minor in any of our GRS programs. This is a great way to learn how to choose a program, how to apply, and many other helpful tips. Fellow students will also be on hand to share their study abroad experiences. Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact Professor Pablo Bose, Director of Global & Regional Studies, at pbose@uvm.edu with questions.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

“How Nakba Villages Sunk Into the Israeli Landscape”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: GRS Lecture – “How Nakba Villages Sunk Into the Israeli Landscape” by Noga Kadman

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Monday, October 12, 2015

“Women and Work in a Warming World”

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
Description: Dan and Carole Burack Distinguished Lecture Series Lecture:
“Women and Work in a Warming World” by Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, University of Ontario.

Dr. Baruah’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the various factors that affect women’s ability to own property and to participate in the emerging green economy. Among her publications are several articles on microfinance, gender and poverty alleviation strategies, public-private partnerships, and the informal sector, as well as the book Women and Property in Urban India.
Hosted by the Global and Regional Studies Program, Department of Geography, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Community Development and Applied Economics, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the School of Business Administration
For more information contact Pablo.Bose@uvm.edu

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Friday, November 6, 2015

“Toronto’s Olympic Aspirations: A Bid for the Waterfront”

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: GRS Lecture – “Toronto’s Olympic Aspirations: A Bid for the Waterfront” by Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech. His expertise and primary research effort seeks to expose how various claims to urban space are rendered visible during the mega-event (i.e. Olympics, World Cup, Pan American Games) planning and hosting process. The study of mega-events provides geographers with a critical opportunity to examine the intersections of public space, symbolism and entrepreneurial urbanism. This research has been supported by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Study Centre. In particular he has been investigating how various interest groups in Toronto have used bids for the Olympic Games (as well as other sporting events such as the Pan American Games) as an occasion to redefine the vision for the city’s waterfront.

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