Paul Amar, Associate Professor, Global & International Studies Program, University of California, SantaBarbara, and Paulo Pinto, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil, will be speaking on the “Value of Transregional / Transnational Comparative Scholarship.” Why does work that crosses between the Middle East and Latin America (specifically Brazil) raise questions and develop methods that are uniquely productive and illuminating? Amar and Pinto will focus on how they began to develop this network in Rio in 2003 and how it has developed, as well as speaking to their specific fields of anthropology, political science and global studies.
4p.m. – 5:30p.m. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.