April 2, 2012

Upcoming Events: "The Reporter" and "The Warrior Ape"

The 2011-2012 College of Arts and Sciences Symposium Against Global Indifference series will conclude with a two-night series of events.

On Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00pm in the HCSC Auditorium, the documentary "The Reporter" will be shown and a panel discussion will follow the screening.  "The Reporter" is a feature documentary about Nicholas D. Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, who almost single-handedly put the crisis in Darfur on the international radar.  In the summer of 2007, Kristof traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to shine his light into the darkest pockets of conflict, in hopes of making the rest of the world take notice.  The film injects the viewer into Kristof's riveting journey.

On Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00pm in the Upper Convocation Center, science journalist Thomas Hayden will be giving a talk titled "The Warrior Ape: God, Biology, and the Hope for Global Peace."  Tom will be speaking Wednesday night about the biological basis of human violence and how this information can be used to help society become more peaceful.  In Tom's own writing:  "Humans have fought wars since our earliest days as a species, but the biological roots of war don’t condemn us to a future as violent as our past. By understanding the evolution of both warfare and religion, we can help craft a future where war is less frequent, and less brutal when it does occur."  Tom has a Masters degree in marine science (with a focus on marine plankton and biological oceanography), work experience at multiple magazines such as Newsweek, US News and World Report, National Geographic and Wired, and currently freelances and teaches science journalism at Stanford. 

More information about Thomas Hayden can be found at the following websites:




March 20, 2012

Bibliography for Thomas Hall's Presentation "What Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples Can Teach Us About Globalization"

For those individuals who attended Thomas Hall's presentation "What Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples Can Teach Us About Globalization" on March 20 and did not receive the bibliography that was distributed at the door, below is the full bibliography.

Thomas D. Hall
Professor Emeritus
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
DePauw University, Greencastle IN

BIBLIOGRAPHY for talk at Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Hawkins-Conard Student Center
Auditorium, 7 pm
March 20, 2012

I. Items mentioned in talk
Most of Hall’s papers are available on academia.edu

Carmean, Kelli. 2002. Spider Woman Walks This Land:  Traditional Cutlural Properties and the Navajo Nation­.  Walnut Creek, CA:  Altamira Press.

Champagne, Duane. 2010. Notes from the Center of Turtle Island. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

Cobo, José Martinez. 1986. “Who are the Indigenous Peoples? A Working Definition.” International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs, on line at: http://www.iwgia.org/sw310.asp [accessed March 1, 2006].

Hall, Thomas D. 1989. Social Change in the Southwest, 1350-1880. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.
_____. 2012. “Uncle Tom’s Intro to World-Systems Analysis,” updated irregularly, on line at: http://acad.depauw.edu/~thall/wsaintro.htm

Hall, Thomas D. and Christopher Chase-Dunn. 2006. “Global Social Change in the Long Run.” Pp.33-58 in Global Social Change: Comparative and Historical Perspectives, edited by Christopher Chase-Dunn, Salvatore Babones. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2008. “Indigenous Movements and Globalization: What is Different? What is the Same?” Globalizations 5:1(March):1-11.

Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2009. Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press.

Hall, Thomas D. and Joane Nagel. 2011. “Indigenous Peoples.” Pp. 156-160 Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity edited by Stephen M. Caliendo and Charlton D. McIlwain. London: Routledge.

Jennings, Justin. 2011. Globalizations and the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kardulias, P. Nick. 2007. “Negotiation and Incorporation on the Margins of World-Systems: Examples from Cyprus and North America. Journal of World-Systems Research 13:1:55-82. [on line: http://jwsr.ucr.edu/index.php]

Kuecker, Glen D. 2007. “The Perfect Storm: Catastrophic Collapse in the 21st Century.” The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 3:5: 1-10.

Kuecker, Glen D. and Thomas D. Hall. 2011. “Facing Catastrophic Systemic Collapse: Ideas from Recent Discussions of Resilience, Community, and World-Systems Analysis.” Nature and Culture 6:1(Spring):18–40.

Robertson, Roland. 1995. "Glocalization: Time-Space and Homogeneity-Heterogeneity." Pp. 25-44 in Global Modernitites, Mike Featherstone, Scott Lash and Roland Robertson, eds. Newbury Park: Sage.

Ross, Anne, Kathleen Pickering Sherman, Jeffrey G. Snodgrass, Henry D. Delcore, and Richard Sherman. 2010. Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 1999. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books.

Smith, Paul Chaat. 2009. Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Snyder, Gary. 1990. The Practice of the Wild: Essays. San Francisco: North Point Press.

II. Readings available at Ashland
Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2012. in press. “Resistance: Indigenous Peoples.” In Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hall_Resistance_Indigenous Peoples Proof COPY.pdf

Hall, Thomas D. 2011. “Ethnogenesis.” Pp. 136-138 in Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity  edited by Stephen M. Caliendo and Charlton D. McIlwain. London: Routledge.
Hall_Ethnogenesis2011.pdf this and the following are short entries in the Routledge Companion, brief summaries.

Hall, Thomas D. and Nagel, Joane. 2011. “Indigenous Peoples.” Pp. 156-160 Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity edited by Stephen M. Caliendo and Charlton D. McIlwain. London: Routledge.

Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2005. “Trajectories of Indigenous Resistance Before and After 9/11.” Pp. 95 – 110 in Transforming Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 9/11 Era, edited by Bruce Podobnik and Thomas Reifer. Leiden: Brill. [Paper edition, Chicago: Haymarket Press, 2009].

hallNfen05911.pdf  This is a shorter version of the following, longer original, freely available on line.

Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2004. “The Futures of Indigenous Peoples: 9-11 and the Trajectory of Indigenous Survival and Resistance.” Journal of World-Systems Research 10:1(Winter):153-197. [on line: http://jwsr.ucr.edu/index.php]

Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2008. “Indigenous Movements and Globalization: What is Different? What is the Same?” Globalizations 5:1(March):1-11.


discusses how Indig. resistance is the precursor of many social movements.

III. Sources on World-Systems Analysis

Babones, Salvatore and Christopher Chase-Dunn, eds. 2012. Handbook of World-Systems Analysis: Theory and Research. London: Routledge.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Salvatore J. Babones. 2006. Global Social Change: Comparative and Historical Perspectives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Thomas D. Hall. 1997. Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems. Boulder: Westview Press.

Denemark, Robert A., Jonathan Friedman, Barry K. Gills, and George Modelski, eds. 2000. World System History: The Social Science of Long‑Term Change. London: Routledge.

Hall, Thomas D., ed. 2000a. A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Press.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. 2004. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Wallerstein, Immanuel. 2011. The Modern World-System: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, reprint of 1974 original with new Prologue.

March 13, 2012

Upcoming Event: "What Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples Can Teach Us About Globalization"

Thomas Hall argues that the history of survival of Native Americans and of Indigenous Peoples has continuing relevance for all human futures and that such a history can suggest pointers to future survival.  Rather than simply imitating the actions of the past, contemporary struggles can draw inspiration and hope for their own contexts.

Thomas Hall has published extensively on the topics of Indigenous Peoples and globalization.  Some of his recent work includes a co-authored book "Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization" (pictured here), a book chapter titled "Ethnogenesis" in the book "Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity", and the article "Indigenous Movements and Globalization: What is Different? What is the Same?" in the journal Globalizations.

What: "What Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples Can Teach Us About Globalization" (Presenter: Thomas Hall)
When: March 20, 2012 at 7:00pm
Where: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

February 29, 2012

Upcoming Event: "Away is a Place"

On Thursday, March 15, Colby Self, Green Ship Recycling Campaign Director, Basal Action Network, Seattle, WA.  Mr. Self will present a talk titled “Away is a Place.”  This lecture will be at 7:30 PM in the Trustee’s Room, Upper Convocation Center.   It is free and open to the public. 

This lecture will “speak to the realities of our globalized economy, realities that are often overlooked in traditional economic value assessments. We will focus on the issue of toxic trade, and in particular the examples of the global shipbreaking industry and the mounting e-waste crisis that arises due to the ease by which current trade rules, or lack thereof, facilitate the externalization of costs to developing countries and the disproportionate burden of harm on them – environmental degradation, human health damage and human rights abuse. We will discuss the role of the Basel Convention and market strategies to internalize costs of hazardous waste production upstream and at source. In this age of mass consumerism and post-consumer wastes now flooding across national borders, we are all part of the problem, and thus we must all become part of the solution, always remembering that Away is a place that others call Home” (see essay at www.ban.org).

Mr. Self is an environmental policy analyst and Director of the Basel Action Network’s international ship recycling campaign. Working on human rights and environmental protection, he addresses the issue of environmental justice with the aim of developing fair and sustainable solutions to the world’s growing waste crises. His recent work on the international shipbreaking issue (see http://ban.org/ban_news/2011/110407_navy_abandons_plan_to_sink.html), a problem that has profound global economic, environmental and human health implications, recently took him to the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Basel Convention in Cartagena, Colombia, where multilateral agreement was reached, decisions that will someday be remembered historically as the turning point for global waste trade.  

Mr. Self is also a social entrepreneur, working to establish innovative solutions that internalize costs of waste production to disincentivize the externalization of costs to emerging economies downstream. To this end, he is co-founder of Ecorate.com and the Automotive Science Group, both product rating platforms for consumer durable goods aimed to help consumers make better informed purchasing decisions. He has a B.S. from the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development, has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, and is a select member of the Cambridge-MIT Institute Enterprisers Forum.

February 26, 2012

Call to Action: Remember Nhu

Would you like to know more about how to get involved with the Remember Nhu organization and prevent children from ever entering the sex trade?  Remember Nhu is seeking for individuals to help their cause.  The following positions need to be filled by the organization.  If you are interested in getting involved, visit www.remembernhu.org, send an email to info@remembernhu.org, or call 1-877-435-7648.

1) Fundraising Champion – help raise funds for Remember Nhu
2) Speaking Champion – speak at churches and/or colleges on behalf of Remember Nhu
3) Trade Show Champion – go to trade shows and career days on behalf of Remember Nhu
4) College Funds Champion – contact colleges, businesses, churches, and individuals on behalf of Remember Nhu for college funds for the rescued children
5) Groups Champion – start and organize student groups at colleges and schools on behalf of Remember Nhu
6) Create Your Own Champion – come up with a creative way to fundraise for Remember Nhu. This could be a track event, youth group fundraiser, etc.
7) Internet Research Champion – search the internet and books written for information about child sex trafficking and prevention
8) Proposal Champion – on occasion writing proposal on behalf of Remember Nhu. This could be from business proposals to limited projects
9) Advanced Training of Vision Trips Champion – write an advanced training manual for Vision Tips
10) Children’s Home Sponsor Champion – write a brochure for “Sponsoring an Entire Children’s Home”
11) Carl’s Schedule – plan and keep Carl Ralston’s schedule
12) Travel Arrangements Champion – purchase tickets and make reservations
13) Follow-up Champion – follow up on a list of things for Carl
14) Golf Outing Coordinator Champion – coordinate one or more Golf Outings on behalf of Remember Nhu
15) Grants Champion: Write Remember Nhu Grants – search for and write grants on behalf of Remember Nhu

February 16, 2012

Upcoming Event: Bertin Meance Discusses "Helping Haiti from Home"

In 1988 in Ashland, there was no internet, email, Google, Facebook, text messaging, or Skype.  This made it difficult to help others around the world who were in need.  Now, because of this technology, many victims of the earthquake in Haiti were able to receive the humanitarian assistance they needed.

Bertin Meance's presentation, "Helping Haiti from Home: How Local Efforts can Support International Disaster Relief", will highlight how a remote community such as Lafond, Haiti received support.  He will talk about how his old classmates from Ohio and Vermont quickly raised support and allowed the community school he supports to reopen, even before the schools in the cities.  He will also discuss lessons that could be learned from the disaster relief provided to Haiti.

Who: Bertin Meance
What: Helping Haiti from Home: How Local Efforts can Support International Disaster Relief
When: February 21, 7:00pm
Where: Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business and Economics

January 30, 2012

Upcoming Event: Remember Nhu

Title: Remember Nhu
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm
Location: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium
Format: Introduction by videographer and still phographer, 2 short film screenings, followed by presentation and discussion

UNICEF estimates that one million children enter the sex trade every year and that 30 million children have suffered from the sex trade over   the past 30 years.  Remember Nhu began as the attempt of one individual from Akron, OH, Carl Ralston, to change this.  Remember Nhu exists to prevent the exploitation of children in the sex trade industry throughout the world by meeting children's physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs.   
Today this Christian nonprofit organization that has established safe houses for children involved in the sex trade in Thailand, Cambodia, with plans to expand into India, the Philippines, and South Africa.  Carl's goal is to rescue the girls before they are sold into prostitution. After hearing about Nhu’s story of being sold to a brothel at age 12, Carl and his wife took many trips to Cambodia to try to find her.  Nhu now serves with the organization that shares her name, working to prevent other children from being trafficked. 
The founder, Carl Ralston, is coming to AU at on Feb. 7.  His evening presentation is at 7:00 pm in the Student Center Auditorium. His videographer and still photographer are also coming and will show two 7 minute films and will share and answer questions. 
If you want to read more about the organization, please check out their website:http://remembernhu.org