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April 2014

Peter Rosenblum in conversation with Larry Cox

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Please join us for a conversation between Peter Rosenblum and Larry Cox. Larry Cox is the former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. More information to come.

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Photographers in Dialogue: A Conversation with Greg Marinovich and Gilles Peress Moderated by Tom Keenan

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Greg Marinovich was a member of the famed south African photography collective known as the “Bang-Bang Club,” and received a Pulitzer Prize for his working documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa and the nation’s transition to democracy. Gilles Peress is a photographer who documented conflicts from Bosnia to Rwanda, and his works have been exhibited and published widely across the globe. Tom Keenan, the director of Bard’s Human Rights Project, will moderate a discussion about these photographers’ careers…

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May 2014

‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’ with Max Weiss

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

On May 1, 2014, the Arabic Studies Department, Human Rights Project, and the Division of Languages and Literature present ‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’, a lecture with Max Weiss on Optics, Politics, and Surveillance in Samar Yazbek’s In Her Mirrors and Rosa Yasin Hasan’s Rough Draft.   Contemporary Syrian literature bears unmistakable traces of more than four decades of authoritarian Baʿthist rule. This talk explores two recent Arabic novels–In Her Mirrors by Samar Yazbek and Rough Draft by Roza Yassin Hassan–that shed unique light on…

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