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Global Professions/Global Action

Increased global and transnational connections are leading to the creation of new professions and to important changes in how people carry out their work. Just as the manner in which students engage with knowledge are changing in the classroom, so is the relationship of their studies to their future lives and careers. The Global Professions, Global Action lecture series brings distinguished speakers from a variety of professions and arenas of engagement  to UCR to share their experiences and ideas on how their work, conceptions of the world and professional paths are changing.




"Designing Collaboration"

Alice D. Peinado
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Alice D. Peinado has explored the uses of anthropology beyond the border of academia – first through cross-cultural studies within business organizations and more recently via the use of ethnographic research coupled with user-centered design approaches. She currently runs the Design Management Department of the Paris College of Art and is a design anthropology consultant.


The Missing Link in Global Healthcare

Tania Hanson-De Young
October 27th, 20104-5:30pm, INTS 1113

In 2006 the World Health Organization announced a deficit of over 4.3 million healthcare workers worldwide. Since nurses provide over 80% of all patient care, nursing is the most impacting healthcare profession. Without a substantive focus on increasing the number of trained nurses, all global health initiatives such as combating HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, maternal and early childhood deaths, and the like, will fail.Through the vision of one person, and a team of supporters and donors, an entrepreneurial and impacting model has been created. The Gretta Foundation’s (TGF) mission it to increase the global “nurseforce” through the provision of in-country nursing scholarships to impoverished persons living in disease-burdened countries. Graduating scholars will be bonded to work in their country’s hospitals and clinics for a predetermined period of time.

Uganda has been chosen for TGF’s pilot program. TGF’s in-country approach and support of existing nursing education infrastructure is extremely cost affective, providing a culturally relevant education, and can be readily replicated in disease-burdened countries throughout the world.

Global Journey: A Practitioners Narrative

Stephen James
California Baptist University
November 14, 2012


In Defiance of "The Other": The Arts in a Global Environment

Kurt Beardsley
February 9th , 2011

Kurt Beardsley is a photographer, adventurer, and amateur visual anthropologist. Having traveled much of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the US Southwest, Kurt captures in his photographs the artistic beauty of vanishing cultures and disappearing ways of life.His love of the desert and fascination with nomadic peoples have influenced his black and white images which search for greater philosophical meaning from impromptu encounters with real-world people in their everyday environments.Kurt’s passion for photography began at age nine when he received his first camera from his father, Edward Beardsley, founding director of The California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside. He received formal training at the College of Santa Fe, Pitzer College where he received his BA, and now in the MFA program at Academy of Art University. Kurt’s work has appeared in galleries throughout Southern California including the Nichols Gallery, Pomona Art Walk, Ontario Art Walk, and the Casa 425 Open-Call Art Show. He has also published two books of his work, Under Saharan Skies (2004) and Under a Sand Filled Sky (2009).

Todd Gitlin Presenting and Reading from his new Book: The Undying

March 1st, 2011
INTS 1113, 2-3:30pm

ABOUT THE UNDYING: November 2004: George W. Bush is re-elected. Five days later, Alan Meister, a New York professor of philosophy, is diagnosed with lymphoma; not that he can prove the two are connected. While coping with the rigors of chemotherapy, Alan begins work on a long-postponed book titled The Health of a Sick Man, arguing that the core of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical thought was a decades-long attempt to cope with his lifelong incapacities: his blinding headaches, upset stomach, weak vision, and all-around frailty, not least his vexed relations with women. As Alan’s treatment proceeds, he finds relief by imagining Nietzsche not as a historical figure, but as a character in his daily life, a reminder that his own heart continues to beat.

Rooted in the author’s personal experience with lymphoma, this novel is a compound of reminiscences, aphorisms, anecdotes, and encounters: with Alan’s errant daughter Natasha, who has returned home to help care for him; with mortal friends; with a mysterious hospital roommate; with students; with contemporary life as it reaches him through the newspapers and his readings. Steady, spare, and often bracingly funny, Undying cries out in a robust voice: I am.

Todd Gitlin, an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet, and not very private intellectual, is the author of fourteen books. He lectures frequently on culture and politics in the United States and abroad (Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Greece, Turkey, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Morocco). He has appeared on many National Public Radio programs including Fresh Air as well as PBS, ABC, CBS and CNN. He lives in New York City with his wife, Laurel Cook.

Wessie Ling
At the Crossroads: Transnationalism and Chinese Fashion

April 28th , 2011
INTS 1113, 12:40-2:00pm

Dr Wessie Ling is a Senior Lecturer at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and a visual artist. Her research deals with Chinese fashion, identities, transnationalism and modernities. Author of Fusionable Cheongsam (2007), her articles appear in Visual Anthropology, Journal of Design History, Journal of the Study of British Cultures.
Alongside writing, her artistic practice uses text, audio and installations to create work that address fashion's immateriality and symbolic power. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Plymouth City Museum and Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Austrian National Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art among others.


Immigration Law: Career Paths in the New Global Economy

Mitch Wexler

May 19th 2010, 11:30-1:00
INTS 1113

This lecture and presentation will highlight the various career paths and sectors, both public and private, involved in the often complex and ever changing field of U.S. and Global Immigration Law. Whether you're interested in a legal career focused on immigration at a large firm or as a sole practitioner, or you see yourself working for a U.S. Embassy or Relocation Services company in an exotic locale, or you just want some insight on how immigration law affects various aspects of global mobility and the global economy, this lecture will present you with a multitude of immigration related career paths.

Me (Plural)

William R. Duell
April 8, 2010
2:00 - 4:00 pm | INTS 1113


William R. Duell (B.A. Psychology, University of Virginia; M.A., Film Production and Theory, San Francisco State University; Master's Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University School of Business) is a writer, photographer and production manager. His short story, “Maw Maw,” was among the few selected for the quarterly's printed anthology JMWW Anthology III (June 2009). His play The Journey was produced March 18-22 at American Theatre of Actors and a finalist for the 2009 Arts & Letter Prize in Drama. His credits in film include writing the script for and working as the assistant director of production on Billy Arjan Singh, which received the 1993 Bengal Film Journalists' Best Documentary Award in Calcutta, India. His photographs have been included in several books, including Paper Tangos (Duke, 1998). He is an IT project manager for a major oil and gas provider, managing the implementation of enterprise system modules. His current projects involve implementing SAP and JDE modules at business locations throughout the continental U.S. and the Middle East.

Finding the Home Place:
Life, Land, and Localism in Global Culture

Stacey Sullivan
2-4 p.m. | INTS 1113

Stacey Sullivan

Stacey Sullivan

Stacey Sullivan’s work is focused on is the first-ever Policy Director for Sustainable Conservation, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to finding environmental solutions that make economic sense.  Sustainable Conservation’s effectiveness lies in building strong partnerships with business, agriculture and government and establishing models for environmental and economic sustainability that can be replicated across California and beyond.  Stacey’s work at Sustainable Conservation involves taking the organizations on-the-ground accomplishments and using them as the basis for creating public policy that removes unnecessary regulatory barriers and promotes collaborative, incentive-based approaches that allow and encourage people that want to do the right thing for the environment to do so while also sustaining businesses, farms, and ranches.

Prior to joining Sustainable Conservation in March 2009 Stacey served for 12 years as a policy committee consultant for the California State Assembly.  He began his Assembly career with the Natural Resources Committee, and then worked for Budget Subcommittee #3 (Resources).  He then became the Chief Consultant for the Committee on Local Government from 2000 through 2008, where he specialized in land use policy.  During this time he has also been deeply involved with issues concerning sustainable agriculture and holistic land management.  Prior to becoming involved in public policy, Stacey worked at various times as a gateman at the Del Mar racetrack, a musician, an antiquarian book cataloguer and appraiser, and a daytime television writer. He was educated at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Religious Studies); Magdalen College, Oxford University (Medieval History); and King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis, from which he received his J.D. in 1995.  He is a member of the board of directors for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the steering committee of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition.


Sugar Dolls, Soap Operas and Sufi-Jazz Fusion:
My Life as a Diplomat Anthropologist

Dr. Evelyn A. Early
May 14, 2009
4-6pm, HMNSS 1500


Dr. Evelyn Early is a diplomat with the Department of State. She serves as Senior State Department Advisor at the Air University in Montgomery, Alabama. She has served as Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs at embassies in Rabat, Prague, Damascus, and Khartoum. She has taught anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Notre Dame University, and the University of Houston.

Dr. Early analyzes the Middle East from her position as anthropologist-diplomat. Both professions depend on her maintaining a structural position as an outsider, at the same time that they benefit from her rich and diverse cultural experience. As she wrote in Susan Ossman’s The Places We Share, "I have lived in Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria as an academic; Sudan, Morocco, Syria, the Czech Republic (my "out of area" tour), and Morocco as a diplomat.  But of those the closest are Egypt where I have a boyfriend and Morocco where I brought my daughter home to live. In those countries, I teetered between going native and maintaining the outside gaze of a fieldworker or diplomat."

From this niche she draws on experiences in Public Diplomacy as a diplomat—collaborating with Middle Eastern professionals who share her interest in the relation between cultural phenomena and religious/political discourse, as well as her experiences as an anthropologist. As an anthropologist she also has had the rich experience of dipping into the intellectual milieu of the Middle Eastern country where she resided while simultaneously being in touch with a cosmopolitan academic community.



Empowerment through Education of Women
and Vulnerable Populations in sub-Saharan Africa

November 6th
4:00-5:30 PM
INTS Screening Room

The Speed of Translation:
 Straddling Worlds from Tour Guide to Global Financial Convergences

February 5
2-4 pm
Location HMNSS 1500

Ann Henstrand,
ACORD, Government, Compliance and Industry Affairs

Ann Henstrand

Ann Henstrand has had a long career in international affairs, beginning with work as a tour guide in China in the early 1980's. Today she develops and executes U.S. and international strategy to drive widespread implementation of insurance industry data standards as the executive in charge of international and domestic government and industry affairs issues for ACORD, an insurance trade association. She works closely with many regulatory bodies including the NAIC, IAIS, and NCOIL. In addition, she works with government affairs executives worldwide, advocating the use of ACORD standards. Before coming to ACORD, she worked for Catlin syndicate as Head of U.S. Government Affairs and has served as Vice President, Financial Industry Services at MultiState Associates Inc.; Vice President, Government Relations, at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Government Affairs Director at Barnert Associates, Inc.; and Assistant Legislative Representative at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Ann earned her Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in International Business, East Asia, and lived and worked in Asia in the 1980s. She is Vice President of the Board of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.

 Global Hip Hop
Industry, Cultural Diversity, Social Change


Hip Hop

Marie-Agnès Beau

February 13
4-6 pm Humanities 1500

Marie-Agnès Beau is a music industry consultant based in London with expertise in international production and promotion. Marie-Agnès began her career promoting African and Caribbean artists in Europe in the early 1980's and worked for several independant and major record companies in Paris, her home city. She ran the international office of Polygram France, and she created a management company that supported hip hop and dancehall artists. In 1993 she co-founded the French Music Export Office which for the first time bridged government and music industry interests in support of French music; it was expanded to 10 offices world-wide. She was also instrumental in setting up the European Music Office. Most recently Marie-Agnès has developed a program of urban music workshops for community organizations and schools. She acts as an international cultural broker, creating socially responsible partnerships between the public and private sectors to promote cultural diversity and support disenfranchised youth through the arts.

The Departments of Music and Media and Cultural Studies also sponsored this event.


May 8
Tracy Kahn

UCR's Citrus and the World

4-6 pm  CHASS Interdisciplinary Building Screening Room

Dr. Tracy Kahn is curator of UCR's Citrus Variety Collection, the world's most diverse living collection of citrus and its relatives. California and most citrus-producing regions of the world have benefited from the UCR's Citrus collection.  From the birthplace of citrus in China and India to newer commercially important citrus production regions such as Spain and Brazil, the Citrus Variety Collection has provided information, new citrus hybrids, plant material, and a spirit of local as well as global cooperation. Dr. Kahn is funded by the Citrus Industry to conduct research evaluating the commercial potential of new citrus varieties for California. In addition, she is the instructor for Biology 30 which is commonly known as "Dirty 30" or UCR's Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior course.

On October 15: 4-6 pm, HMNSS 1500

Adrienne Alvord will speak on

"Interesting Times: Creating Climate Policy in California"

Adrienne Alvord played a crucial role in the creation and passage of AB 32, California's landmark Greenhouse gas reduction legislation. She has worked extensively on issues of environmental policy as a non-profit advocate, state regulator and legislative staffer. She now works in the private sector.