Skip to main content

Colloquium Seminar on Sociological Issues - Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Colloquia

All colloquia are held in CAB 311 3:30-5:00 with reception to follow in CAB 550
*unless otherwise noted. 

Schedule subject to change.  
View more info on our Events page.


September 30

John Brewer, University of St. Andrews (UK)
"Compromise after Conflict"
*3:30 PM at Watson Manor on University Circle; sponsored by IASC, contact Jennifer Geddes for more info


October 28

Richard Swedberg, Cornell University
"The Structure of Confidence and the Financial Crisis"


November 18

George Thomas, Arizona State University/IASC
"Processes of International NGO Influence in the World Polity:
Empirical Patterns and Theoretical Significance"

International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) have substantial if varied influence on states and national political outcomes. In this paper, I shift attention from demonstrating or debating the extent of their influence to identifying different patterns of influence. The nature of INGO influence and the processes through which it works recommend a cultural approach to global governance in particular and political authority in general.


December 2

Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University
"Max Weber, Booker T. Washington, and the Sociology of the Global South"

December 9

Maria-Pilar Garcia-Guadilla, Simon Bolivar University and UVA Visiting Scholar
"The Myth of Civil Society in Latin America"
*2 PM in CAB 316, no reception to follow.