Past Workshops

Globalization and Human Security

The Globalization and Human Security workshop is an interdisciplinary collaborative project that analyzes the sources and implications of this contradiction, and will offer concrete proposals for institutional and policy reform. The group examines central issues of human security in light of the new vulnerabilities created by globalization. Specifically the project will interrogate two prime areas where globalization undermines the dominant paradigm of "human security." These two areas are the globalization of violence and the globalization of ecological risk. For each of these topics, we will examine the nature of human insecurity, its ramifications for international affairs, and the possibilities for global governance solutions. The workshops will focus on a series of case studies from different parts of the world that capture the salient connections between globalization and contemporary human insecurity, as well as promising attempts to address these concerns. These case studies will provide the basis for two major international conferences and an edited volume on the subject.

The Globalization and Human Security workshop meets in Ingraham Hall 336 from 5 - 6 PM.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Introductory meeting
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Samer Alatout, Rural Sociology, will present his case study on water security as a study of occupation / regulation in the West Bank and Gaza.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006: SPECIAL EVENT
"Bio-territorial power and water in context: Israeli occupation of the West Bank, military orders, and frameworks of security, 1967-1992."
Samer Alatout, Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


Wednesday, September 27, 2006
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Ingraham Hall, room 336
WAGE website
Contact: Trudy Fredericks

Friday, October 27, 2006: SPECIAL EVENT
"New Directions in the History of the Cold War"
Melvyn P. Leffler, Stettinius Professor of American History at the University of Virginia
9:45-11:45 AM
Ingraham Hall, Room 336

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Trudy Fredericks, History, will present her case study examining how Madison communities handle hunger and food insecurity issues and what relevance that might have for emergency planning and threat management.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Deborah Meiners, History, will present a case study examining the legal questions surrounding quarantines and biological threats.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Don Moynihan, La Follette, will present a case study examining how policies generated in animal disease crisis management might work in different settings (i.e. 9/11 Pentagon attack, Oklahoma City bombing, forest fires.)

February 28, 2007
The Prospects for Peace in the Middle East in a Time of Emergency
Michael Barnett, Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.

March 13, 2007
Selling Different Kinds of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Public Opinion During World War II
Mark Stoler, Professor of History, University of Vermont
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Curti Lounge, 5243 Humanities

March 13, 2007
The Road to Iraq: The Origin and Evolution of U.S. Interests in the Middle East
Mark Stoler, Professor of History, University of Vermont
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.

April 10, 2007
Iraq: A Constitutional Perspective
Brady Williamson, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, S.A.
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.