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March 2015

“Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict,” a talk by Stephen Ferry

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict documents Colombia’s internal armed conflict with a focus on human rights and the struggle of Colombian civilians to resist the violence, often at great risk to their own lives. The project also looks at the history and current dynamics of the war in Colombia, while exposing the role of the distinct parties in the conflict.This project was supported by the Tim Hetherington Grant, a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch.…

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April 2015

“Aural contract: the voice before the law,” a talk by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Since 2010, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Aural Contract has been dedicated to understanding the role of voice in law and the changing nature of testimony in the face of new regimes of border control, algorithmic technologies, medical sciences, and modes of surveillance. He argues that we now live in an era when the voice itself becomes like a kind of stethoscope, an instrument that allows the “long ear of the law” to probe deeper into the body of its subjects. Abu…

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