Global Studies Symposium 2014 - Work

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

1-4 p.m.  ♦  Maxey Auditorium   ♦  Free and Open to the Public

Symposium Panelists

Sudharshan Seneviratne

Professor of Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
"Work, Labour & Hegemony: Structures, Mechanisms and Ideology of Production In Early South Asia"

Tim Reed '15

Philosophy major, respondent

Francois Venter

Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Deputy Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Sex Work as Work: Grappling with Morality, Human Rights and Public Health"

Tatiana Kaehler '15

Independently planned Health Science, Policy, and Culture major, respondent

Kathi Weeks

Associate Professor in the Women's Studies Program at Duke University
[Talk title TBA]

Kristen Whittington '15

Economics major, respondent

Yuki Shigeto

Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures: Japanese, respondent

Jen Cohen

Assistant Professor of Economics, respondent

Jonathan Walters

Professor of Religion, George Hudson Ball Chair of Humanities; Director of Global Studies and moderator

Sponsored by

The Global Studies Initiative and the Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O’Donnell Endowment in Global Studies
For more information contact Jonathan Walters ( or 527-5246)

Three events for the 2014 Global Studies Symposium bring together international scholars to discuss "work" as a global phenomenon.

  • 1 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2014 Global Studies Symposium: "Citizen Koch"

    The documentary "Citizen Koch" shows how billionaires undermined public workers' unions in Wisconsin. A Q&A will follow with award-winning filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

  • 2 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 - 2014 Global Studies Symposium: "Jornaleros"

    The documentary "Jornaleros" ("Day-Laborers") will be followed by a Q&A with Portland-based activist/filmmaker Romeo Sosa of VOZ.

  • 3 -1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 -2014 Global Studies Symposium: Keynote Event

    The 2014 Global Studies Symposium brings together international scholars to discuss "work" as a global phenomenon.