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October 2013

CANCELLED – James Goodale “Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles”

October 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Olin 102

This event has been cancelled and will not take place.   The leading force behind the New York Times’ decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, James Goodale will discuss his recent book, Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles. Soon after the book was published, James Goodale wrote an article based on the last few chapters: “Is Obama Worse For Press Freedom Than Nixon?” (The Daily Beast, May 14, 2013). This drew a torrent of…

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Margaret Gray “Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic”

October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University, Margaret Gray will discuss her new book about migrant labor in the Hudson Valley, “Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic” In the blizzard of attention around the virtues of local food production, food writers and activists place environmental protection, animal welfare, and saving small farms at the forefront of their attention. Yet amid this turn to wholesome and responsible food choices, the lives and working conditions of farmworkers…

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November 2013

Rethinking South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

November 4, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
RKC 115

  Assistant Professor of Law, Jourisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College, Adam Sitze will discuss his new book, The Impossible Machine: A Genealogy of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In The Impossible Machine Adam Sitze meticulously traces the origins of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission back to two well-established instruments of colonial and imperial governance: the jurisprudence of indemnity and the commission of inquiry. This genealogy provides a fresh, though counterintuitive, understanding of the TRC’s legal, political, and cultural importance.…

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Aslı Iğsız, “Revisiting Gezi Protests and Authoritarianism in Turkey”

November 6, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
RKC 103

Aslı Iğsız is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her teaching and research interests include cultural representation and cultural history, narratives of war and displacement, and dynamics of heterogeneity in late Ottoman and contemporary Turkish contexts. Her current book project, Humanism in Ruins: Habitus, Memory, and the 1923 Greek-Turkish Compulsory Religious Minority Exchange explores the habitus of recollecting remnants of the ruins of modern nation states and dynamics of diversity in contemporary Turkey. The…

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The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom.

November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Theater

The Human Rights Project, The Hannah Arendt Center and the Center for Civic Engagement invite you to join us for an evening with award-winning journalist and Red Hook resident TREY KAY on Thursday, November 7th at 7PM for a special listening session and Q&A for his new radio documentary The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom This documentary delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone…

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‘Privacy and Freedom of Information in the Age of Digital Journalism’

November 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

This dynamic panel of journalists and lawyers includes reporter and senior digital producer Azmat Khan (Al Jazeera America, formerly at Frontline), attorney/blogger Noorain Khan (Jezebel/Gawker Media), and attorney/writer Nabiha Syed (NYTimes, Slate, DroneU). CHILDCARE PROVIDED click here for details. For more information, call 845-758-7697, e-mail mcecire@bard.edu, or visit http://eh.bard.edu/. Brought to you by the Division of Languages and Literature, the Difference and Media Project, and the Human Rights Project.

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Drone Warfare: How The President Decides To Kill Terrorists

November 14, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
RKC 103

Daniel Klaidman, journalist and author, will deliver an inside look at the early years of the Obama administration. Klaidman will speak about the choice to use drones as a primary instrument of counter-terrorism and the personal struggles of individual policy-makers within the administration over the moral and ethical dimensions of this strategy. Klaidman is author of “Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Administration,” a landmark publication that shaped much of the popular understanding…

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February 20142014

POSTPONED: The World Bank and the Struggle for Sustainable (and Human Rights Friendly) Development

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE IN THE SEMESTER, TBD. The World Bank and the Struggle for Sustainable (and Human Rights Friendly) Development A roundtable discussion with: Bruce Rich, author of Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction (2013), is a lawyer and writer, who has played a critical role in civil society’s engagement with international development institutions over a period of decades. He has testified in numerous Congressional hearings concerning U.S. participation…

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“Matthew Shepard: The Murder and the Myth”

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

Join us for an evening with journalist Stephen Jimenez to discuss his controversial new book, The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard. In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old gay college student, was found tied to a log fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming. He had been pistol whipped so severely that he died of his injuries a few days later. What role did previously underreported factors play in the brutal murder of Matthew…

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Screening: Trouble the Water

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Human Rights Project and the Difference and Media Project on Sunday, February 16 at 5:30pm in Weis Cinema for a screening of Academy Award Nominated film Trouble the Water (2008) and a conversation with the film’s editor and co-producer, Todd Woody Richman. Trouble the Water is a documentary which follows an aspiring rap artist and her husband during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. New York Times reviewer Manohla Dargis called it “superb,” and Rogert Ebert commended…

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