7th Annual Crossing Borders Convocation
Cosmopolitanism and Globalization or How to Live a 21st Century Life?
Frank Korom, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Anthropology, Boston University, "Crossing Genres in Transnational Spaces: Bengal Scroll Painters Sing Modernity"
Jael Silliman, Program Officer, The Ford Foundation, New York, "Policing the National Body: An Update from the Frontlines"
John Tomlinson, Department of Cultural Sociology, Nottingham University, "Globalization, Identity, Cosmopolitanism"
Friday, March 24
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Welcome and opening remarks - Introduction of Visitors
William M. Reisinger, Associate Provost and Dean for International Programs
Paul Greenough (UI History), Director, Crossing Borders Program
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Keynote Address
John Tomlinson, Cultural Sociology, Nottingham University, "Globalization, Identity, Cosmopolitanism"
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Film screening
"Le grand voyage,"(French-Arabic with English subtitles, Dir. Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2005)
Saturday, March 25, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
Paul Greenough, History, University of Iowa
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Lecture
Frank Korom, Religious Studies and Anthropology, Boston University, "Crossing Genres in Transnational Spaces: Bengal Scroll Painters Sing Modernity"
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Discussion
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Faculty-Student panel 1
Chair: John Tomlinson, Nottingham University
Minkyu Sung, UI Communication Studies, "Not Yet the Post-Anti-American Era: The Candlelight Vigils in South Korea" *Crossing Borders Fellow*
Chitra Akkoor, UI Communication Studies, "Personal Touch, Global Reach: On Gurus and Globalization" *Crossing Borders Fellow*
Paul Greenough, UI History, "Following the Faux Cosmopolitans: Indian Snob Tourism in Jazz-age Europe"
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Discussion
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lecture
Jael Silliman, Women’s Rights & Gender Equity Program, Ford Foundation, "Policing the National Body: An Update from the Frontlines"
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Discussion
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Faculty-Student panel 2
Chair: Frank Korom, Boston University
Danielle Eivins, Spanish and Portuguese, "Visual Culture Studies and Cross-cultural Learning: A Case Study in the Yucatán" *Crossing Borders Fellow*
Rex Honey, UI Geography, "Transformation of Amman: From Sleepy Village to Global City in One Lifetime"
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Discussion
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty-Student Panel 3
Chair: Jael Silliman, Ford Foundation
Zana Friganovic, International Studies, "Proof of Identification: the Persistence of Yugoslav National Sentiment"
Lara Rosen, Spanish and Portuguese, "The (Un)Masking of Difference in 20th Century Jewish-Argentine Writing" *Crossing Borders Fellow*
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Closing Commentaries
Sunday, March 26, 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Screening and Discussion
"Waves From the Deep: Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation," UI Cinema & Comparative Literature, Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai *Crossing Borders Fellows*
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Dissertation panel
Karleen Jones, UI Political Science,“No Stealing, No Loafing, No Lying”: Indigenous Political Representation in Latin America, *Crossing Borders Fellows*
Katarina Mendoza, UI Women’s Studies, "I'll cross that border when I get to it: on not having a disciplinary home," *Crossing Borders Fellows*
Steven Almquist, UI English, "Finding the “Field-- or, a Library’s a Library, Right?" *Crossing Borders Fellows*
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Roundtable
Academic ethics in international studies or How to Live a 21st-century Life