Center News & Announcements Archive


“Not in My Neighborhood” screening and panel discussion with the film’s Director

Award-winning director Kurt Orderson and co-producer Najma Nuriddin will participate in a panel discussion and Q&A along with Daniel Pasciuti (Georgia State), Alessandro Angelini (JHU Anthropology) and Ricardo Jacobs (JHU Sociology) following a screening of “Not in Our Neighborhood” (2018).– a documentary directed by Kurt Orderson. The documentary cohesively facilitates an international dialogue on gentrification and spatial apartheid by exploring the parallels among the current urban environments in […]


Arrighi Center co-sponsors Greg Asbed and Laura Germino of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Tuesday, April 24 at 8 pm

The student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium, the Arrighi Center for Global Studies, and the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association present human rights advocates Greg Asbed and Laura Germino, who co-founded in 1993 the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a human rights organization to eliminate injustice—including forced labor, sexual assault, and wage theft—in Florida’s tomato industry. In October, Asbed was one 24 individuals to be […]


Arrighi Center Co-Sponsors International Conference on Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments

This conference marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Giovanni Arrighi and Fortunata Piselli’s “Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments: Feuds, Class Struggles and Migrations in a Peripheral Region of Southern Italy.” The conference is held at the University of Calabria from June 6 to 8 2017. More information about the conference can be found […]


David Harvey Gives Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

On April 27th, David Harvey gave the Arrighi Center for Global Studies Spring 2017 Distinguished Lecture, the inaugural event in the series. His talk, “Visualizing Capital,” was attended by hundreds of students, faculty, and community members. After the event, attendees mingled with Harvey in a reception in Hodson Hall. Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology […]


The Arrighi Center Welcomes Fulbright Recipient Dr. Peter Jacobs

The Arrighi Center and the Department of Sociology welcome Dr. Peter Jacobs, who has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fulbright Grant for research scholars. The grant allows him to consolidate more than a decade of his studies on land reform into a book manuscript. From January through July 2017 he will be in residence in […]


Berman Institute Blog on the Arrighi Center Seminar on Practical Ethics

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics published a blog post on the Arrighi Center’s 2016-2017 general seminar on the Practical Ethics of University-Community Engagement. Read the entire post here. The post is written by Beverly Silver (Director of the Arrighi Center and Chair of the Sociology Department), Christopher Nealon (Chair of the English Department), […]


Feb 5 Deadline: Call for Papers for Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments Conference

International conference being organized by the University of Calabria (in conjunction with the Arrighi Center for Global Studies) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Arrighi and Piselli’s Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments: Feuds, Class Struggles and Migrations in a Peripheral Region of Southern Italy. ​ The conference will be held at the University of […]


Fall 2016 General Seminar

The theme for the Fall 2016 Arrighi Center General Seminar is “Practical Ethics: Pedagogy and the Capitalist University.” The seminar series include discussions on “Readings on the Capitalist University,” “Community Based Learning/Community Engaged Research,” “Poetry and Community Based Learning,” “Policy Oriented Research,” and “Hopkins as Landlord.”


Dan Pasciuti and Isaac Jilbert’s article on the roots of the Baltimore unrest

The Arrighi Center’s Dan Pasciuti and Isaac Jilbert published an important piece on the political-economic roots of the recent unrest in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death. Their article, The Building Blocks of Deprivation, asks us to look at “how redevelopment has affected [Baltimore] city, exacerbating longstanding social divides and creating new ones […]