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Anand Pandian: “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”

Social Sciences Forum Anand Pandian, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life” Wednesday, May 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery The idea of a southern border wall was in many ways the defining idea of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. What was so appealing about …

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Obioma Nnaemeka: “Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory”

Social Sciences Forum Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor’s Professor, Indiana University “Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory” Tuesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. University Center Ballroom In the context of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Obioma Nnaemeka will explore how women’s bodies became a battlefield used to settle patriarchal and ethnic quarrels; the …

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Claudia Strauss: “Achieving the American Dream or Not: Immigrants’ Narratives Following the Great Recession”

Social Sciences Forum Claudia Strauss, Professor of Anthropology, Pitzer College “Achieving the American Dream or Not: Immigrants’ Narratives Following the Great Recession” Wednesday, March 14, 7–8 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th Floor Claudia Strauss examines the life narratives of first-generation Latin American and Asian immigrants in the United Sates, looking at their feelings of …

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Koki Agarwal: “Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context”

Social Sciences Forum — Health and Inequality Lecture Koki Agarwal, Director, Maternal and Child Survival Program, Vice President, Jhipiego DC Operations; Senior Associate, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context” Monday, April 9, 4:30–6 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Despite global efforts to …

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Sheryl WuDunn: Half The Sky

Social Sciences Forum New Student Book Experience Sheryl WuDunn: “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide” Wednesday, November 1, 7 – 8 p.m. University Center Ballroom Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide is a passionate call to arms against what the authors argue is our era’s most pervasive human right …

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Globalization, Displacement, and Migration

Social Sciences Forum “Globalization, Displacement, and Migration” Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History, Salem State University Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th floor  This presentation will examine histories of Latin American immigration, migration, and deportation in the United States. It locates the structural and institutional roots of today’s Mexican and Central American …

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Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Visual Arts Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition January 30 – March 26 Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created following the transition period of 2011, when a …

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Public Health

Social Sciences Forum “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Public Health” James Jones, Professor, University of Arkansas Monday, March 27, 4 p.m. University Center Ballroom From 1932 until 1972, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a deadly, deceptive, and unethical medical experiment on more than 400 poverty stricken, poorly educated …

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The Community Voice Project

Nina Shapiro-Perl Filmmaker-in-Residence, American University, creative director of the Community Voice Project Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Update (3/22): This event has been canceled. Since 2008, the Community Voice Project project has engaged communication and anthropology students in community-based media production in the greater Washington area. The project has created …

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We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities’ Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond

Social Sciences Forum Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, principal attorney, Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico Bárbara Suárez Galeano, Interpreter, Autonomous University of Social Movements, Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago Thursday, September 24 | 4:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery   Mexico is at a critical moment: the forced …

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