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Colloquium Series, Fall 2003–2004

September 12

Alice Waters
Chez Panisse, San Francisco, California
“Slow Food, Slow Schools: Teaching Sustainability the Education of the Senses”

September 19

Steve Striffler
Anthropology, University of Arkansas
“We’re All Mexican Here: Poultry Processing, Latino Migration, and the Transformation of Class in the U.S. South”

September 26

Devon Pena
Anthropology and Chicano Studies, University of Washington
“Sin agua no hay vida: The Acequia Watershed Commonwealth”

October 3

Brian Donahue
American Studies, Brandeis University
“The Great Meadow: Sustainable Farming in Colonial Concord”

October 10

Dolores Koenig
Anthropology, American University
“The Politics of Production on the Cotton Frontier of Kita, Mali”

October 17

Peter Pels
Research Centre for Religion and Society, University of Amsterdam
“Localizing Rural Society: Tanganyika Anthropology as Public and Secret Service, 1925–1961”

October 24

Joseph Hodge
History, Skidmore College
“From Empty Lands to Empty Hands: Debates on Population, Resources and British Colonial Land Use, 1815–1950”

October 31

David Kline
Author and Amish Farmer, Fredricksburg, Ohio
“Living Sustainably in an Agrarian Community”

November 7

Colin Duncan
History, McGill University
“Adam Smith’s Labouring Cattle: The Role of Nature in History and Political Economy”

November 14

Joanna Swabe
Scientific Centre for Animals and Society, Utrecht University
“Domestication, Dependency and Disease: Exploring the Human-Animal Relationship from a Long-term Sociological Perspective”

November 21

Mauricio Bellon
CIMMYT, Mexico
“Exploring the Potential Impacts of Transgenic Varieties on Maize Diversity in Mexican Traditional Agricultural Systems” [Julien Berthaud, coauthor]

December 5

Kelly Brownell
Psychology, Yale University
“The Food Industry and America’s Obesity Crisis: Trustworthy Ally or Troubling Adversary?”



Colloquium Series, Fall 2003–2004

January 16

Fernando Coronil
History, University of Michigan
“The Nation's Wounded Bodies: Blood, Oil, and the Coup Against Hugo Chavez”

January 23

Michael Woolcock
The World Bank and Harvard University
“Understanding Local-Level Conflict Pathways in Indonesia: Participatory Development Projects as Problem and (Possible) Solution”

January 30

Esther Duflo
Economics, MIT
“Understanding Technology Adoption in Agriculture: Evidence from Randomized Trials on Fertilizer in Kenya”

February 6

Mary Zurbuchen
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA
“Bali after the Bombing: Land, Livelihoods, and Legacies of Violence”

February 13

Marcy Norton
History, The George Washington University
“Frontiers and Cultural Exchange: Europeans, Indians, and Tobacco in the Caribbean”

February 20

Paul Freedman
History, Yale University
“Medieval Globalization: The European Desire for Spices before 1500”

February 27

Hugh Raffles
Anthropology, University of California/Santa Cruz
“The Illustrated Insectopedia: J is for Jews”

March 5

Leander Schneider
Political Science, Columbia University
“Developmentality: State Paternalism in Postcolonial Tanzania”

March 26

Peter Lindner
Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
“The Kolkhoz Archipelago: Localizing Privatization, Disconnecting Locales”

April 2

Ralph Thaxton
Politics Department, Brandeis University
“Corruption, Coercion, and the Loss of Core Entitlements under the People's Commune: Revisiting the Causality of Deprivation, Starvation, and Death in Mao's Great Leap Forward Famine”

April 9

Dilip Menon
History, University of Delhi
“Things Fall Apart: Nostalgia and the Cinematic Rendering of the Agrarian Landscape in South India”

April 16

Nancy Jacobs
Africana Studies and History, Brown University
“Flocking Together: Africans, Europeans, and Birds in the Twentieth Century”

April 23

Susan O’Donovan
History, Harvard University
“Trunk Lines, Land Lines, and Local Exchanges: Operationalizing the Grapevine Telegraph”