Oct 13

Sociology Speakers Series: "Muslim and Anti-Muslim Extremism in America"

Charles Kurzman is Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He is a scholar of the Middle East, revolutions, comparative/historical research, and democracy, and a leading advocate of MENA/Arab studies in the ASA. The talk is at 12:30 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432

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Oct 26

Corporate Power, Surveillance and the Future of Open Access

PanelistsAlfredo Lopez is a well-known left/progressive internet activist and the co-founder of May First/People Link, a non-profit membership organization that engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders. Alfredo has long been active in struggles for racial and social justice. He helped lead technology work for the US Social Forums in Atlanta and Detroit, and he has been part of national coalitions defending net neutrality and promoting racial and gender diversity in the tech industry. He is author of “The Organic Internet” and a regular contributor to the online blog devoted to critique of corporate and establishment media, This Can’t be Happening.  Sheila Corrall is lead faculty for the Academic Libraries area in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Corrall’s research interests include scholarly communication and the open movement, collection development in the digital world, reflective practice and professional competence, and intellectual capital perspectives on library and information services.  The talk is at 4:30 in 4130 Posvar Hall.

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Nov 03

Sociology Speakers Series: A book publication celebration of Social Movements and World-System Transformation

This is a book publication celebration event for Social Movements and World-System Transformation (Routledge, 2017) by University of Pittsburgh Professors Jackie Smith, Michael Goodhart, Patrick Manning, and John Markoff.  It will feature a Keynote Address by Professor Emeritus Peter Evans of UC Berkeley, a world-renowned expert on labor, states, social movements, globalization, and development.  The event will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432

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