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April 2015

Omar Tesdell: Nature Reserves, Territory, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation

April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Olin 304

Bard College’s Human Rights Project, Middle Eastern Studies , EUS, History Departments Present: Omar Tesdell: Nature Reserves, Territory, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation TUESDAY, 14 April, 5-7pm. Olin 304. Beginning mid-nineteenth century, first French and Ottoman officials, and later British officials set aside significant tracts of land for environmental conservation in the Arab world. The convention was continued under subsequent Jordanian administration of the West Bank. In fact, nature areas remain one of the largest classifications of land in…

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Conference: Development without Freedom? Justice, Human Rights, and Foreign Aid in Africa

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Thursday, April 16th, 2015: Development without Freedom? Justice Human Rights, and Foreign Aid in Africa at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life Register Here: http://conta.cc/1H5U4td *A Bard van is being arranged for interested students. Seating is limited, to write now to hrp@bard.edu to reserve your spot* In April 2015 a conference organised by the Development Research Unit of New York University, with Bard College and the Rift Valley Institute, will address urgent ethical questions surrounding foreign aid in…

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“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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September 2015

The Keith Haring Lecture in Art and Activism given by Jeanne van Heeswijk

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lázló Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, Bard College
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Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm in the Lázló Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, Bard College Acts of Political Uncertainty: Towards a Daily Practice of Resistance A Lecture given by Jeanne van Heeswijk, the 2014-15 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism Jeanne van Heeswijk’s lecture will demonstrate how active forms of citizenship can engage constituencies and communities in critical public issues. Van Heeswijk will describe how the complexities of our cities can be employed as the performative basis for the production…

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The Architecture of Exile: Palestinian Refugee Camps as World Heritage Site

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 6pm in Olin Room 102 In recent years, architectural conservation has become a field of knowledge and a practice able to reframe our understanding of aesthetics, cultural heritage, and history. For some, architectural conservation was understood mainly as a discipline that froze time, space, and culture, reducing buildings to lifeless objects for contemplation. Today, however, it has evolved into an operative field that includes thinking about material and immaterial cultures, the preservation of social and…

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The Best of Corto Circuito: A Mini Festival of Short Films

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Theater

Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm in Weis Cinema, Bard College Campus Center. Corto Circuito was formed eleven years ago in order to showcase short films made by filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and the United States in Spanish and Portuguese. Since then, it has grown exponentially, becoming a reference in the film festival scene of New York City and the country at large. Each year, their selections have included animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental…

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October 2015

India 2015: A Time of Turbulence

October 20 @ 6:30 pm
Olin 102
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Join us on Tuesday October 20 in Olin 102 at 6:30 PM for a conversation about current events in India with Keith Haring Fellow Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Peter Rosenblum. Shuddhabrata Sengupta, our 2015-16 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism is an artist, curator and writer based in Delhi. Sengupta is also a co-founder of the Raqs Media Collective. The collective in their words, aims to “create installations, make videos, photographs, print and online works, play with archival traces, make exhibitions and…

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The Greek Financial Crisis and the Economics of Human Rights

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RKC 103

The economic crisis in Greece has led the European Union to impose punishing conditions on the country that will affect it for generations to come.  Many economists, including those at Bard College, have assailed the measures that are being imposed.  Others, including Bard students, have explored the link between the economic crisis and the crisis of human rights. The Human Rights Project and the Center for Civic Engagement invite you to join us on Thursday October 22, at 4:00 PM in RKC…

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Film Screening: The Wanted 18

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ottoway Film Center

Wednesday, October 28th at 5pm in the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. Director Amer Shomali will be joining us for a screening and discussion of his animated documentary “The Wanted 18.”  Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” In response…

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November 2015

Photographing Nigeria from North to South and Back Again

November 16 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

Join us on Monday, November 16th at 4:45 PM in Olin 102 for a talk by photographer Glenna Gordon. Glenna Gordon is a photographer with extensive experience print journalism. She has focused her work in Uganda, Liberia, and Nigeria. She was won recognition and awards for her work surrounding the abduction of Nigerian school girls, Western hostages of Al Qaeda and ISIS, and Nigerian weddings. Gordon has been commissioned by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine,…

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