Each semester, the Arrighi Center offers a General Seminar for students and faculty . The Fall 2021 Arrighi Center General Seminar will be a combination of “reading group”, invited speakers, and open discussion related to the Center’s thematic foci.  See upcoming Fall 2021 seminar schedule on the calendar.

Each semester, the general seminar meetings  focus on one or more of the Center’s main research priority foci:

  • Continuity and Change in the Dynamics of Global Capitalism
  • Changing Structures and Norms of Global Governance
  • Global Inequality and Development
  • Land, Labor and Environmental Rights and Struggles

The Center also regularly organizes seminars and workshops linked to the mission of  ethical “university community engagement”. The theme for the general seminar for the 2016-2017 academic year was Practical Ethics: Pedagogy and the Capitalist University and in November 2019 the  Center organized a workshop entitled “The Practical Ethics of University-Community Engagement: Learning from the Local and the Global”

In 2015, the Arrighi Center co-sponsored Land, Labor and Environmental Rights and Struggles Seminars and Workshop with the JHU Center for Africana Studies.

In the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, the general seminar was run in conjunction with the Mellon Foundation funded Sawyer Seminar on “Capitalism in the 21st Century,” co-organized by Professor Beverly J. Silver from the Department of Sociology and Professor Christopher Nealon from the Department of English, with the participation of graduate students from across the social sciences and humanities.