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National Borders Conference

National Borders in the 21st Century: Political Economy of the World-System
XXXVth Annual Conference
April 28-30, 2011 Stony Brook University, SUNY

Thursday April 28th, Stony Brook University (Humanities 1006)

4:30pm Keynote Address

Opening Remarks and Introduction:
Timothy P. Moran, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Keynote Address: Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar, Yale University “Borders Borders Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink.“ Reception to follow, Humanities 1009.

Friday April 29th, Stony Brook University (Wang Center 201)

9:15 – 10:45am Nation States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Chair: Wolf Schafer, Stony Brook University, SUNY

John Torpey, CUNY Graduate Center “The Rise of States and the Regulation of Movement”

David Abraham, University of Miami School of Law “Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the US in the New Century”

Jose Itzigsohn, Brown University “The Shifting Boundaries of Belonging and Citizenship: Migration and Political Rights”

10:45 – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30pm Keynote Address

Ulrich Beck, Professor of Sociology, University of Munich & Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics “Remapping Social Inequality in the Age of Climate Change.”

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch, Jasmine Restaurant, Wang Center

1:30 – 3:00pm Immigration Debates in the Rich World

Chair: Gallya Lahav, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Mónica Verea, Center for Research on North America, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México “Anti-Immigrant Attitudes: A Growing Resentment During the First Decade of the 21st Century”

Anna Zamora, Columbia University “Social Cohesion in Multi-Ethnic and Multi-National Welfare States: Evidence From Belgium and Spain”

Eric Mielants and Terry-Ann Jones, Fairfield University “Political Extremism and Manifestations of Xenophobia in Core Zones”

3:00 – 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30pm National and Postnational Human Rights

Chair: Daniel Levy, Stony Brook University, SUNY

David Jacobson, University of South Florida & Fellow, Exeter Center of Ethno-Political Studies, University of Exeter “How Postnational Citizenship Resolves Problems it Did Not Create, and Creates Problems it Cannot Resolve: The Paradoxes of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond”

Aristide Zolberg, Walter Eberstadt Professor of Political Science and History, New School for Social Research “Citizenship: Responses to Globalization”

5:30 – 7:00pm Cocktail Reception, Danford’s Inn and Marina, Port Jefferson, NY

Saturday April 30th, Stony Brook University (Wang Center 201)

9:00 – 9:15am Continental Breakfast, Wang Center

9:15 – 10:45am Nation States and the Politics of Social and Human Rights

Chair: Michael Schwartz, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, University of Trondheim “Constellations of Inequality: From Patriarchal Authority to Global Care Chains"

Louis Esparza, California State – Los Angeles “Human Rights and Dependency Networks in Bogota”

Hwaji Shin, University of San Francisco “Globalization and Citizenship in 21st Century Japan”

Aaron Major, University at Albany – SUNY “Transnational State Formation and the Politics of Austerity”

10:45 – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15pm Civil Society and Transnational Social Movements

Chair: Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, University of Maryland

Jackie Smith, University of Notre Dame “Social Movements and Hegemonic Decline: From Transnational Organizing to the WSF Process”

12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University

1:15 – 2:45pm Illicit Flows and Borderlands

Chair: Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Antonio Brussi, Universidade de Brasília “The Golden, the Gilded and the ‘Pyritic’ Ages of World Capitalism: Businesses Practices and Illicitness as Structures”

Mélissa Gauthier, Binghamton University, SUNY “Illicit Cross-Border Flows in the Mexican Northern Borderlands”

Thomas D. Hall, DePauw University “Comparison of Two Southwestern Frontiers and Borderlands: lessons from Ancient to Modern Borders”

2:45 – 3:30pm The World-Economy and the World Environment

Chair: Arnout van de Rijt, Stony Brook university, SUNY

Andrew Jorgenson, University of Utah “Globalization, the Sociology of Ecologically Unequal Exchange, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1960-2005”

John Shandra, Stony Brook University, SUNY “The International Finance Corporation and Forest Loss: A Cross-National Analysis”

3:30pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Timothy P. Moran, Stony Brook University, SUNY