Center News & Announcements Archive


Sahan Savas Karatasli is Recipient of 2014 Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award

Dr. Savas Sahan Karatasli

The Arrighi Center would like to congratulate one of its post-docs, Sahan Savas Karatasli, for winning this year’s Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award from the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. The selection committee, in announcing their award, wrote: “Savas Karatasli’s dissertation, “Financial Expansions, Hegemonic Transitions, and Nationalism: A Longue Durée Analysis […]


Dan Pasciuti Awarded Abell Foundation Grant for Urban Governance Project

Dr. Daniel Pasciuti

Arrighi Center post-doc Dan Pasciuti has completed work on an Abell Foundation Award he received to analyze the Charles Village Community Benefits District (CVCBD) as part of a larger project on urban governance in global and comparative perspective. Pasciuti presented his research findings to non-academic audiences such as the CVCBD and the Baltimore City Council, as […]


Professor Ching Kwan Lee on “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Fractured and Flexible Power of Chinese Investment in Africa”

Professor Ching Kwan Lee presented results from her fieldwork on Chinese investment in Zambia on April 18th, 2014 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center. Her paper was entitled “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Fractured and Flexible Power of Chinese Investment in Africa”. Professor Lee […]


Professor Gopal Balakrishnan on “Breakthroughs of the Young Marx”

Professor Gopal Balakrishnan gave a talk on “Breakthroughs of the Young Marx” on April 11, 2014 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21 Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Balakrishnan is a professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Professor Joshua Clover on “Affirmation and Impasse: The Politics of Value”

On April 4th,2014, Professor Joshua Clover presented a talk entitled “Affirmation and Impasse: The Politics of Value,” at the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism hosted by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Clover is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis. His areas of study include crisis theory, finance, poetry […]


Professor Lester Spence on “Race, the City and the Neoliberal Turn”

Professor Lester Spence presented a paper on “Race, the City and the Neoliberal Turn” on March 28th, 2014 at the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism, organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Spence is a professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University. His talk addressed class and racial […]


Professor Radhika Desai on “Beyond Hegemonies: Reassessing the History of Imperialism”

Professor Radhika Desai presented a talk on “Beyond Hegemonies: Reassessing the History of Imperialism” on February 28th, 2014 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Desai is a professor at the University of Manitoba. Her presentation was derived from her recent book Geopolitical […]