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2014 Global Studies Symposium: Keynote Event

Date: February 22, 2014 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Maxey Auditorium

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

2014 Global Studies Symposium Keynote Speakers:

Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne from the University of Perasdeniya in Sri Lanka. Prof. Seneviratne will address the role of labor in the emergence of historical civilizations in South Asia.

Dr. Francois Venter from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Venter will address the biomedical implications of present-day labor migration in Southern Africa.

Professor Kathi Weeks from Duke University. Professor Weeks will address future-oriented imaginaries of "post-work" and "non-work" social reorganization in her talk entitled "Refusing Work and Imagining Nonwork".

Faculty respondents: Professor Yuki Shigeto (FLL: Japanese) and Professor Jen Cohen (Economics)

Event is free and open to the public.

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