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Bureaucracies and Institutions


Deborah Avant (International Studies and Political Science)
Joe DiMento (Planning, Policy and Design, Criminology, Law and Society, Newkirk Center)
Martha Feldman (Planning, Policy and Design)
David Frank (Sociology)
Helen Ingram (Planning, Policy and Design)
George Marcus (Anthropology)
Bill Maurer (Anthropology)
Calvin Morrill (Sociology)
David Obstfeld (Graduate School of Management)
Wayne Sandholtz (Political Science)
Carroll Seron (Criminology, Law and Society)
Marc Ventresca (Graduate School of Management)

Center Events

Fall 2007

  • Public Lecture: Susan F. Hirsch (GeorgeMasonUniversity), "The Quest for Justice after Terror: Perspectives from an Anthropologist/Victim", October 16, 2007.
  • Colloquium: Susan F. Hirsch (GeorgeMasonUniversity), "Satisfying Victims: The Challenge of Global Justice," October 16, 2007.

Spring 2007

Winter 2007

Spring 2006

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Constructing Legalities in Scientific Organizations, Fields and Cultures, April 7, 2006.
    Martha Feldman (UC Irvine) and Calvin Morrill (UC Irvine), Moderators
    Susan Silbey (MIT), "Safe Science: Governing Green Laboratories"
    Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan), "Where Does Professional Knowledge Come From? Discussion, Inference, and Decision-Making in University Licensing"
    Mark Suchman (Wisconsin), "Taming the Market for Medical Information: "Sharing is (S)caring" on the Digital Frontier"
    Kaushik Sunder Rajan (UC Irvine), Discussant

Fall 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: International Tribunals, October 11 - 12, 2005.
    Cecelia Lynch (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Richard Falk (Princeton University and UC Santa Barbara), "World Tribunal on Iraq: An Initiative of Global Civil Society"
    John Hagan (Northwestern University), "The Flip-Flop Science of U.S. Diplomacy in Darfur: The Very Political Science of an International Court Referral"
    Wayne Sandholtz (UC Irvine), "The International Criminal Tribunals: Creating Authority"
    Richard Wilson (University of Connecticut), "Defining Genocide: Race and Ethnicity at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda"

Winter 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Law and the Production of Knowledge, February 15 - 16, 2005.
    Simon Cole (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Marianne Constable (UC Berkeley), "Law and Knowledge in an Age of Information"
    Marianne de Laet (Pomona), "Patents, Knowledge, and Technology Transfer"
    Sarah Jain (Stanford), "Injury"
    Bill Maurer (UC Irvine), Discussant

Winter 2004

  • Colloquium: Wendy Espeland (Northwestern University), "Rankled by the Rankings: The Effects of Media Rankings on Legal Education," January 26, 2004.
  • Workshop: Wendy Espeland (Northwestern University), "Commensuration and Cognition: How Numbers Direct Attention," January 27, 2004.

Presentations of Faculty Work

Fall 2007

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of “The Global Dimensions of Rape-Law Reform: A Cross-National Study of Policy” by David Frank (Sociology, UC Irvine), November 13, 2007.

Spring 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of two papers by George Marcus (Anthropology, UC Irvine), May 3, 2006.

Spring 2004

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Global Policy Fields: Conflicts and Settlements in Organized International Attention to Modern Census Activity, 1853-1947" by Marc Ventresca (Graduate School of Management, UC Irvine), May 3, 2004.

Co-Sponsored Events

Fall 2007

  • Individuals, Organizations and the Law: Comparative and International Perspectives, a Joint Graduate Conference on Crime, Law and Society: WasedaUniversity and The University of California, Irvine, November 1 - 2, 2007.

Spring 2007

  • Co-Sponsored Event: Ethnography Workshop with Sally Engle Merry (New York University), May 3, 2007.
  • What’s So Hard about Soft Law? A Graduate Student-Faculty Workshop, May 4 - 5, 2007.

Spring 2006

  • Screening of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, followed by discussion with Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Fernando Ramon Vegas Torrealba, April 13, 2006.

Winter 2006

  • Refunctioning Ethnography: A Workshop on Qualitative Methodologies, Interdisciplinarity and the Professions, January 27 - 28, 2006.