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April 2018

Talk: Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967
Nate Citino

April 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Citino will discuss his most recent book, Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967 (2017). He is also the author of From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa‘ud, and the Making of US - Saudi Relations (2002). Co-Sponsored with the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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May 2018

Talk: Sanctuary and Literature: Words on the Move
Marina Warner

May 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In the present refugee crisis, millions of people are being driven from their homes by war, religious conflict, racial ostracism, famine, and poverty. Can literature help? Stripped of material possessions, refugees, migrants, and ‘arrivants’ still own their minds, which are filled with memories, stories, and knowledge. Can the cultural baggage of the imagination, the stories that displaced people carry in their heads, provide ways of establishing connection with their new circumstances? Can stories, inspired by the cultures they belong to, overcome barriers of language and custom, help them relate to the new place of arrival and develop a place of refuge where they belong? Marina Warner will explore how the role of the imagination, expressed in literary forms, can provide threads which may be woven into the fabric of belonging. She will look at travelling texts, such as the animal…

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Talk: Florence Kelley and the Improbable Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in the United States, 1887-1899
Kathryn Sklar

May 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A pioneering women’s history scholar, Sklar’s books include the prize-winning Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), Women's Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement (2000), and Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (1973). This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: The Republic of Samsung: Labor, Governance, and the Crisis of Korean Democracy
Jin Hee Kim

May 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Currently a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of the Work, Labor, and Democracy, Kim is the author of Labor Law and Labor Policy in New York State, 1920s-1930s (2006) and translator into Korean of John Dewey’s Liberalism and Social Action (2011). The editor and author of numerous books and articles on U.S. and Korean labor, Kim serves on the steering committee of the Seoul Labor Center. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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June 2018

Talk: General Electric versus the Market: the Road from Industrial to Financial Capitalism
Serge Ferrari

June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ferrari is completing his dissertation on GE, tracing how the corporation remade itself into a large-scale financial enterprise at the end of the twentieth century. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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