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Lecture Series

Since 2005, the PBRC has been hosting biannual lectures at the Soka University of America campus.

Distinguished Speakers

2016-17
Dr. Ajay Verghese (University of California, Riverside), "Ancient Hatreds: Evidence from 12 Centuries of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India"
Dr. Michael Jerryson (Youngstown State University), "Humanity's Penchant for Violence: Patterns of Religious Expressions" 
Richard Fox (Universität Heidelberg), "How to Have Your Soul and Eat It Too: Moments of Translational Indeterminacy on the Indonesian Island of Bali" 

2014-15
Dan Caldwell (Pepperdine University), "Warriors into Peacemakers" 

2013-14
Max Cameron (University of British Columbia), "Constituent Power in Latin America"
Leo Chavez (University of California, Irvine), "Children of Immigrants, Belonging, and Citizenship"

2011-12
Tom McLean (Arnold and Porter, LLP), "The Value of Foreign Direct Investment In Bringing Nations Together"

2010-11
Dr. Lynda Stone (University of North Carolina), "Education's Hero? Icons, John Dewey, and Ethics"
Dr. Michael R. Curtis (Office of Sustainable Development Bureau of Africa), "Sub-Saharan Africa and the Bottom Billion"
Garry Brewer (Yale University), "The Business of the Environment: Trends and Challenges of Natural Resource Management"

2009-10
Dr. Hilal Elver (UC Santa Barbara), "Water Barons vs. Water Warriors: New Water Wars"
Dr. Robert L. Tignor (Princeton University), "African Underdevelopment: Historical Perspectives"

2008-09
Dr. Michael Ross (UCLA), "Oil Wealth as an Obstacle to Peace and Democracy"
Richard Falk (Princeton University), "A Vision of UN Reform: Global Challenge to Governments and Citizens"

2007-08
Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya (Duke University), "International Development and Poverty-Insecurity Nexus"
Masao Miyoshi (UCSD), "From Humanities to Ecology"

2006-07
Pranab Bardham (UC Berkeley), "The Rise of China and India: A Comparative Economic Assessment”

2005-06
Dr. Anand Yang (University of Washington), "Contemporary India in Comparative and Global Perspective: The View from Beijing and Washington"
Dr. Arif Dirlik (University of Oregon), “Asia Pacific Studies in an Age of Global Modernity”

2004-05
Carlos Alberto Torres (UCLA), "The Globalization Question and Education"

 

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