Coming up at the Mershon Center
Friday, May 11, 2012
Globalization's Perils: From Archie Bunker to Occupy Wall Street
Noon, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.
Thomas Zeiler is professor of history and international affairs at University of Colorado-Boulder, where he directs the Global Studies Academic Program. He teaches U.S. diplomatic history and globalization. Zeiler is author of several books, including Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), Unconditional Defeat: Japan, America, and the End of World War II (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and Globalization and the American Century (Cambridge, 2003). Zeiler serves as executive editor of Diplomatic History. He is also a member of the State Department's Historical Advisory Committee. Read more and register
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sink the Sinks?! Public and Private Regulation of Carbon Sinks in the Climate Change Regime
3:30 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.
Jessica Green is assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on the ways private actors make rules and set standards in world politics, particularly in the environmental arena. Her interests include globalization and global governance, international law and organizations, global environmental politics, climate change, and transnational regulation. Green is speaking as part of the Mershon Center's Globalization series. Read more and register
Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, 2012
Tales of Trickery, Tales of Endurance: Gender, Performance, and Politics in the Islamic World and Beyond
A conference in honor of Margaret Mills
Longtime Mershon affiliate Margaret Mills, retiring from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, has made major contributions to the study of women in contemporary Afghanistan, the folklore of the Persian-speaking world and South Asia, women’s oral traditions, and traditional pedagogies. She has helped us to think about the rhetorical dimension of oral traditions; the gendering of religious experience; the partitioning of the traditional public sphere into gendered and performative situations; how literacies and pedagogies are mobilized to form political identities; how individual and collective expressive repertoires respond to war and displacement. This conference assembles some of her former students and longterm colleagues to discuss new developments in these lines of research. Read more and register
Thursday-Friday, May 10-11, 2012
Immigration: Moving Forward
11th Floor Thompson Library, 1858 Nel Ave. Mall
2 p.m., 010 Page Hall, 1810 College Road
Immigration: Moving Forward is the second major interdisciplinary conference for the yearlong campus-wide Conversation on Immigration, organized by the Center for Ethics and Human Values Innovation Group as part of its Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society project. The conference will focus on legal rules and government policies concerning immigration in the United States by bringing together a distinguished set of researchers to address the main challenges and opportunities immigration poses in the modern world and how those challenges can be overcome and the opportunities realized. The event aims to interest not only researchers and students, but the broader community. The keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. Read more and register
Friday, May 11, 2012
International Protocol: Broadening Global Awareness
11:30 a.m., Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.
Sponsored by Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
An alumna of The Ohio State University, Sharon Schweitzer is founder and president of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. Schweitzer completed an international pre-law study program at the University of Oxford and received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1989. She is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and certified as a Professional in Human Resources. In addition, she is a trained mediator and certified as an International Protocol and Business Etiquette Consultant and a Children's Etiquette Consultant by the Protocol School of Washington.
This event is sponsored by the Uprka-Laga-Schweitzer Fund.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Alma J. Powell
9th annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture
11:30 a.m., Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.
Alma J. Powell, board chair of America's Promise Alliance, will be the keynote speaker for the 9th annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture. Join the Office of Outreach and Engagement on May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom for this year's event. America's Promise Alliance is committed to seeing that children experience the Five Promises -- the fundamental resources they need to succeed. The Alliance is currently leading a 10-year campaign, Grad Nation, mobilizing America to end the dropout crisis. The university's C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award nominee and recipients of the 2012 Engagement Impact Grants and Service Learning Awards will be featured at the Patterson Lecture. Read more and register: http://go.osu.edu/pattersonlecture.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Dinessa Solomon and Jeff Agnoli
Grant Writing: An Introduction
1:30 p.m., Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building, 191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Join us for this interactive workshop on grant writing on Friday (5/18) from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in the Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building. We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding process from federal/state agencies and private foundations. We will talk about the best practices for seeking funding and provide examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear. Presenters include Dinessa Solomon, director of Foundation Relations, and Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research. Registration is available at http://osp.osu.edu/training/training/eventreg2.cfm?key=1161
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
China’s Mounting Water-Energy Crisis and Its Global Implications
11:30 a.m., WOSU @ COSI,
333 W. Broad St.
Competing demands for water and energy resources in China are creating a resource scarcity pressure point unparalleled elsewhere in the world. Following 30 years of massive economic growth, water and energy development in China continues to advance full throttle as the nation struggles to develop infrastructure and resource access to fuel its economic growth rate. Facing duel problems of severe water deficits and increasing demand for power, China's water and energy futures are highly interconnected, yet rarely examined as interdependent resources.
Christine Boyle will describe water-energy interdependence, China's current situation, opportunities for innovation, and the global implications of this mounting crisis.
Boyle is CEO of Blue Horizon Insight, a research and analytics firm helping companies navigate China's business-water resources nexus. She is also a research fellow at the University of North Carolina's School of Government and the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing.
Read more and register.
Previous events available for viewing
Marc Lynch (left) spoke to an undergraduate seminar taught by Bill Liddle after his lecturea at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies on May 1.
Foreign Policy blogger Lynch discusses Arab Spring
Watch a streaming video of Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, discussing "The Arab Uprising" on May 1 at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Lynch publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arab media and information technology, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Islamist movements. His latest book, The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East (Public Affairs, 2012), explores the ramifications of upheaval in the Arab world, and how the West should react.) Lynch is also senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and edits the Middle East Channel for ForeignPolicy.com.
Visit the Event Recordings page for the full list of streaming videos from previous events sponsored by the Mershon Center. Note: Streaming videos recorded before Fall 2010 require RealPlayer. If you do not have RealPlayer, you can download it free.
Nominations sought for 2011 Furniss Book Award
Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies gives the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. The award commemorates the founding director of the Mershon Center, Edgar S. Furniss.
The award committee will consider any work that makes a theoretical and policy impact on our understanding any of the following themes:
use of force and diplomacy; ideas, identities, and decisional processes that affect security; and institutions that manage violent conflict.
The Furniss Book Award was given for the first time in 1983 and has been awarded to several of the field's most prominent scholars early in their careers. Past winners include John Mearsheimer, Barry Posen, and Stephen Walt. The winning author receives a cash award and is invited to address the Mershon Center.
Nominations for the 2011 Furniss Book Award are due by May 31, 2012.
Please note that this must be for an author's first book, and the book must have been published sometime during 2011. Please send your nominations to Cathy Becker, Mershon Center Public Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com.
For more information, see the Furniss Book Award page on the Mershon Center website.
Mershon Center seeking applications for Hayes Chair
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies invites applications for the endowed position of the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies. The Chair will be appointed at the Mershon Center and another tenure unit at The Ohio State University. He/she will be expected to lead an active interdisciplinary program dedicated to teaching and research on national security issues.
Successful candidates will be established scholars with international recognition and a distinguished record of publication and teaching related to issues of national security. Applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, including geography, history, law, political science, philosophy, public policy, public affairs/administration, sociology, and other areas of national security expertise. The Chair will be appointed jointly in the Center and as a tenured professor in another academic unit and will have a significant reduction in teaching duties.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three references to: Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair Search Committee, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. Electronic applications may be sent to Mershon.HayesChair@oia.osu.edu.
For additional information about the Mershon Center, please visit the Hayes Chair page on the Mershon Center webiste. Questions or nominations may be addressed to Mershon Center Director Craig Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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