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Release: Sept. 30, 2002
UI visitor to speak about global violence Oct. 7
photo: Arjun Appadurai
leading expert on the cultural effects of globalization will deliver the second
annual Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Lecture in Communication Studies Monday,
Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm. in Room 101, Becker Communication Studies Building at the
University of Iowa. Arjun Appadurai, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of
International Studies at Yale University will speak about "The Address
of Terror: Location and Locution in the Era of Globalized Violence."
Appadurai's current research is focused in part on ethnic violence in the
context of globalization, with a special focus on ethnic relations in Mumbai
(formerly Bombay) in the late 1980s and 1990s. He also examines cultural aspects
of crisis by focusing on housing, poverty, media and violence in Mumbai. His
other areas of interest include historical anthropology, international civil
society and urban South Asia. He joined the Yale faculty in July, leaving
the University of Chicago where he had taught since 1992.
The Becker Lecture is named in honor of Sam Becker, emeritus professor of
communication studies, who has been a distinguished member of the UI community
for 55 years.