COGGS - The Colloquium on Global Governance and Society
The Department's Colloquium on Global Governance and Society (COGGS) is a central element of our graduate program's focus on politics and global governance. COGGS is an annual speaker series that brings national and international scholars to speak on issues of global governance theory and practice. It is held each spring in conjunction with a senior graduate seminar and writing workshop for our advanced graduate students.
2013 COGGS: 'Security and Identity in Global Governance'
- Friday, February 15th - Jennifer Sterling-Folker, University of Connecticut
“Darth Realism: Embracing the Dark Side of Collective Identity”
- Friday, February 22nd - Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania
“Consociation and Courts: Human Rights versus Power-sharing”
- Friday, March 1st - Barak Mendelsohn, Haverford College
“Ideological Entrepreneurs and Challenged State Authority: The Israeli State and Violent Jewish Non-state Actors”
- Friday, April 12th - Robert Brown, Temple University
“International Political Authority: Nuclear Nonproliferation and the IAEA in the 1990s.”
- Friday, April 19th - Susan Hyde, Yale University
“Deliberation in a Non-Democratic Context: A Field Experiment on Town Hall Meetings in Rural Cambodia”
2012 COGGS: 'Tensions in Global Governance'
- Friday, February 24th - Ruth Bevan, Yeshiva University
“Globalism: Where does the West belong in a Post-Western World?”
- Friday, March 2nd - Kwame Akonor, Seton Hall University
“Reflections on Africa’s Responsibility to Protect”
- Friday, March 16th - John Mathiason, Syracuse University
“Managing Climate Change: the Biggest Challenge to Global Governance Ever”
- Friday, March 23rd - Veena Thadani, New York University
“National Security/Human Security: the Maoist Insurgency in India”
- Friday April 20th - Ted Madger, New York University
“Regardless of Frontiers: the Principles of World Communication”
2011 COGGS: 'Borders and Global Governance'
- Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Explaining the Advocacy Agenda: Insights from the Human Security Network"
Gallya Lahav, SUNY at Stony Brook
"(Re)framing the Migration Debate: The Rise of Non-State Actors and the Decline of Civil Liberties in a New Security World"
Robert C. Smith, Baruch College
Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University
"Stalin's Strangest Legacy: Borders and Politics in the former Soviet Union"
Marie-Joseé Massicotte, University of Ottawa
"Alternative Forms of Governance from Below: Peasant Movements and Food Sovereignty in Brazil and Mexico"
2010 COGGS: 'Transnational Identities: Race, Class and Gender in GG'
Vera Leigh Fennell, Lehigh University, Globalization and Social Change Initiative
"Reading Black through Red: Politics, Propaganda, and Afro-Sino Solidarity"
Darel E. Paul, Williams College
"The Global Financial Crisis and the Crisis of the Financialized State"
Ethel Brooks, Rutgers University
"Missing Pakistanis: The Muslim Everyday after September 11?"
Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania
"The Midnight Ride of Kwame Nkrumah and Other Fables of Bandung"
Pascha Bueno-Hansen, University of Delaware
"Queer/Lesbiana Dialogues among Feminist Movements in the Americas"
2009 COGGS: 'The Global Governance of War and Peace'
Michael Doyle, Columbia University
"A Global Constitution? The Struggle over the UN Charter"
Barak Mendelsohn, Haverford College
"Bolstering the State: A Different Perspective on the War on the Jihadi Movement"
Thania Sanchez, Columbia University and University of Iowa
"Banning Mines, Building Coalitions: The Domestic Politics of Treaty Compliance"
Wesley Widmaier, Saint Joseph's University
"Emotion, Ethics and the Environment: Religion, Pragmatism and Interests in Environmental Cooperation"
Helen Kinsella, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Gender and the Laws of War"
Janice Bially Mattern, Lehigh University
"The Emotional Politics of Transnational Crime"
2008 COGGS: 'Global Governance and Governmentality'
Ann Towns, University of Delaware
"The Status of Women as a Standard of Civilization"
Claire Rasmussen, University of Delaware
"Animal Husbandry: Political Community and the Governance of our Beastly Desires"
Matthew Weinert, University of Delaware
"From State Security to Human Security"
William Walters, Carleton University
Philip Cerny, Rutgers University
"The Governmentality of World Politics"
Raymond Duvall, University of Minnesota