Getting to Know the Maghrib from a Distance: Four decades of research among Jews from Libya - A talk by Harvey Goldberg

11/21/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Harvey E. Goldberg is the emeritus Sarah Allen Shaine Chair in Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University.

Financialization, Food Pricing, and Speculation - A presentation by Steve Suppan

11/17/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This talk is a great chance to learn more about crucially important aspects of the political economy of the food system—such as factors in commodity price volatility, the deregulation of derivative

John Dewey Center for Democracy & Education - Roundtable Discussion

11/16/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John Dewey’s seminal work Democracy and Education was published almost 100 years ago, but his critical ideas are crucially relevant today.

Social Seeing: Images Online - A talk by George Oates

11/15/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

George Oates is project lead for Open Library, an open-source project of the Internet Archive.

Social Networking and Disaster Recovery: a presentation by Peter Kerre

11/10/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Peter Kerre moved from Minneapolis to Manhattan in 2010 to pursue his careers as a nationally recognized DJ and as an information security specialist, but he knew that he needed to help out after t

A Guantánamo Site of Conscience? Remembering "Gitmo" long before—and long after—9-11: Presentation by Liz Ševčenko

10/25/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

“Guantánamo” has become an international symbol of torture, detention, national security, and conflict over America’s “War on Terror.” It has divided US society, the US and Cuba, and the US and its

The Challenge of Slavery and the the Religious Imagination

10/21/2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Old and the New Testaments took shape in a world in which enslavement was taken absolutely for granted. Scripture is littered with pedestrian references to enslaved people.

Muslim Princes and Catholic Sisters: Missionaries as Migrants in 19th Century North Africa, c. 1830-1881 - Julia Clancy Smith

10/17/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Julia Clancy Smith is a professor of History at the University of Arizona where she teaches about modern and early modern Africa and the Middle East.

Public Conversation with Amiri Baraka

10/14/2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Esteemed Black Arts poet and playwright Amiri Baraka will share excerpts from his poems and plays in a conversation moderated by Theater Professor Dominic Taylor.

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