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Colloquium Series, Fall 2003�2004

September 12

Alice Waters
Chez Panisse, San Francisco, California
�Slow Food, Slow Schools: Teaching Sustainability the Education of the Senses�

September 19

Steve Striffler
Anthropology, University of Arkansas
�We�re All Mexican Here: Poultry Processing, Latino Migration, and the Transformation of Class in the U.S. South�

September 26

Devon Pena
Anthropology and Chicano Studies, University of Washington
�Sin agua no hay vida: The Acequia Watershed Commonwealth�

October 3

Brian Donahue
American Studies, Brandeis University
�The Great Meadow: Sustainable Farming in Colonial Concord�

October 10

Dolores Koenig
Anthropology, American University
�The Politics of Production on the Cotton Frontier of Kita, Mali�

October 17

Peter Pels
Research Centre for Religion and Society, University of Amsterdam
�Localizing Rural Society: Tanganyika Anthropology as Public and Secret Service, 1925�1961�

October 24

Joseph Hodge
History, Skidmore College
�From Empty Lands to Empty Hands: Debates on Population, Resources and British Colonial Land Use, 1815�1950�

October 31

David Kline
Author and Amish Farmer, Fredricksburg, Ohio
�Living Sustainably in an Agrarian Community�

November 7

Colin Duncan
History, McGill University
�Adam Smith�s Labouring Cattle: The Role of Nature in History and Political Economy�

November 14

Joanna Swabe
Scientific Centre for Animals and Society, Utrecht University
�Domestication, Dependency and Disease: Exploring the Human-Animal Relationship from a Long-term Sociological Perspective�

November 21

Mauricio Bellon
CIMMYT, Mexico
�Exploring the Potential Impacts of Transgenic Varieties on Maize Diversity in Mexican Traditional Agricultural Systems� [Julien Berthaud, coauthor]

December 5

Kelly Brownell
Psychology, Yale University
�The Food Industry and America�s Obesity Crisis: Trustworthy Ally or Troubling Adversary?�



Colloquium Series, Fall 2003�2004

January 16

Fernando Coronil
History, University of Michigan
�The Nation’s Wounded Bodies: Blood, Oil, and the Coup Against Hugo Chavez�

January 23

Michael Woolcock
The World Bank and Harvard University
�Understanding Local-Level Conflict Pathways in Indonesia: Participatory Development Projects as Problem and (Possible) Solution�

January 30

Esther Duflo
Economics, MIT
�Understanding Technology Adoption in Agriculture: Evidence from Randomized Trials on Fertilizer in Kenya�

February 6

Mary Zurbuchen
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA
�Bali after the Bombing: Land, Livelihoods, and Legacies of Violence�

February 13

Marcy Norton
History, The George Washington University
�Frontiers and Cultural Exchange: Europeans, Indians, and Tobacco in the Caribbean�

February 20

Paul Freedman
History, Yale University
�Medieval Globalization: The European Desire for Spices before 1500�

February 27

Hugh Raffles
Anthropology, University of California/Santa Cruz
�The Illustrated Insectopedia: J is for Jews�

March 5

Leander Schneider
Political Science, Columbia University
�Developmentality: State Paternalism in Postcolonial Tanzania�

March 26

Peter Lindner
Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
�The Kolkhoz Archipelago: Localizing Privatization, Disconnecting Locales�

April 2

Ralph Thaxton
Politics Department, Brandeis University
�Corruption, Coercion, and the Loss of Core Entitlements under the People’s Commune: Revisiting the Causality of Deprivation, Starvation, and Death in Mao’s Great Leap Forward Famine�

April 9

Dilip Menon
History, University of Delhi
�Things Fall Apart: Nostalgia and the Cinematic Rendering of the Agrarian Landscape in South India�

April 16

Nancy Jacobs
Africana Studies and History, Brown University
�Flocking Together: Africans, Europeans, and Birds in the Twentieth Century�

April 23

Susan O�Donovan
History, Harvard University
�Trunk Lines, Land Lines, and Local Exchanges: Operationalizing the Grapevine Telegraph�