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Title: A Lecture by Thomas Hylland Eriksen: "Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalization"
Date: Thu. Nov 08, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description: The effects of globalization are widely debated, but the perspectives from local communities worldwide are often overlooked. On Nov. 8, University of Oslo anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen will address that neglect. Eriksen will speak on Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalization, using an anthropological perspective to address these crises: Finance/the economy; climate/the environment; and identity/culture.

In the talk, presented by the Humanities Institute, with support from the Department of Anthropology and Research I, Eriksen will focus on how these crises are experienced locally. Examples include: How do Andean peasants deal with their melting tropical glaciers? How do Malian traders react to the rise of militant Islamism in the east of their country? What do ordinary Icelanders do about the dire economic situation in which their country finds itself?

Eriksen is an internationally renowned anthropologist, who has published many books, including What Is Anthropology?; Engaging Anthropology; Globalization: The Key Concepts; and Flag, Nation and Identity in Europe and America. He is well known throughout Europe as a public intellectual, who contributes often to the popular media, with a particular expertise on multiculturalism and citizenship issues. Talk begins at 7:00 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. and continuing after the talk. A USF World International Education Month Event!

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