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September 2013

Syria Teach-In

September 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olin, Campus Center

In light of the lack of information and resources on Syria during a time when the American public continues to debate on potential US intervention, this event is designed to provide an informational briefing on Syria: its colonial history, the tumultuous period under Hafez al-Assad's three decade rule, the long-standing relationship with its key ally Russia, and current events.This teach-in will be an informal discussion drawing from the Bard community, and will be a starting off point for future events on…

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Kerry Bystrom “Reading the South Atlantic: Southern Africa, Latin America and the Cold War.”

September 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Olin 102

A talk by Kerry Bystrom, Bard Faculty Representative to Bard College Berlin & Associate Professor of English and Human Rights, Bard College. Using Mark Behr's controversial novel The Smell of Apples (1995) as a springboard, this paper both examines the psychological dimensions of repression in apartheid South Africa and explores largely uncharted military connections between the apartheid government and dictatorial regimes in Argentina, Chile and other South American states.  It ultimately suggests that reading across the South Atlantic ocean--and through frames including…

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Screening: Harvest of Empire

September 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic,…

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Making WAV(e)S: Engaging Stories for Local Radio

September 27, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - October 11, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
2nd floor Meeting Room, Campus Center + Google Map

The Center for Civic Engagement and Human Rights Radio present Making WAV(e)S: Engaging Stories for Local Radio This 3-part (12-hour) workshop will introduce you to the art of creating stories with sound. You'll learn to tune your ears to the world around you and to capture and integrate these sounds to form an aural narrative. Through listening exercises and discussions, we'll explore sound as a vivid means of eliciting emotion, of reconstructing events and memories, and of creating spaces for…

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