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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

People, Place, and Power: A Social Science Speaker Series is a project that explores emerging issues across the social sciences. The program of guest lectures provides a platform to engage the remarkable expertise and experiences of Bay Area academics, practitioners, activists, and community stakeholders in the space of Ohlone College. The series brings together diverse perspectives that consider a breadth of contemporary topics, and for the 2019-2020 academic year, the overarching theme is “Senses of Security.”

We warmly encourage and invite students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members to attend these talks, which are free-of-charge to attend and open to all! The events are hour-long presentations, including time for questions and discussion, and all talks are ASL-interpreted. The talks are designed to target a wide audience and they offer accessible, provocative, and timely approaches to thinking about security, society, and space, and perception, people, and place.

Fall 2019 Schedule

October 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, NC-2102
Speaker: Anisha Gade, Independent Researcher, Masters in City Planning and M.S. in Architecture (UC Berkeley)
Talk title: “Cultural Security: Examining Fremont’s Parade Traditions at a Moment of Demographic Change”

October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, FP-14
Speaker: Heba Al Najada, Ph.D. Student, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Talk title: “Borders and the Syrian ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Jordan”

November 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Smith Center
Speaker: Andrew Reddie, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC Berkeley
Talk title: “Arms Control in a Post-INF World: Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century”

November 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Smith Center
Speaker: Gray Brechin, Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley
Talk title: “The Lost Ethical Language of New Deal Public Works”

For more information contact: Adam Levy, Associate Professor of Geography OR Katherine Michel, Assistant Professor of Political Science