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October 2016

Anjali Kamat “Migrant Labor in the Middle East”

October 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Please join us on Tuesday October 4th in Olin 102 at 6:30 PM for a lecture by Anjali Kamat Non-citizen Asian and African migrants constitute a significant portion of the working classes in many parts of the Middle East, particularly in the countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Jordan and Lebanon. Primarily from South Asia, they fill low-wage temporary contract jobs in the construction, garment, and service sectors, including domestic labor in people’s homes. They are…

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Freedom University Comes to Bard

October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RKC 103

Please join OUSR (Organizing for Undocumented Students' Rights) and The Draft on Wednesday, October 26th @ 7pm in RKC 103 for a panel by students from Freedom University. Freedom University is a freedom school in Atlanta, Georgia whose mission is "to empower undocumented youth and fulfill their human right to education." In Georgia, undocumented students are banned from attending the top five public universities and are prohibited from qualifying for in-state tuition. "Because undocumented students are ineligible for federal financial…

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November 2016

“Humanitarian Heritage and Anxious Architectures in East Africa: A Long History of the Dadaab Refugee Camps”

November 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

Please Join us on Tuesday November 1st, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a wonderful talk by Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi. This talk examines a history of the world’s largest designated set of settlements for refugees through its constructed environment and archival record, interrogating an ephemeral territorial form and the paradoxical heritage it proposes. If architecture and infrastructure have entrenched a quarter century of humanitarian intervention by the United Nations at Dadaab, Kenya, the site…

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“Roshmia” Screening and Director Q&A with Salim Abu Jabal

November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weiss Theater

Please Join us on Thursday November 3rd at 6:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a Screening and a discussion with Salim Abu Jabal's Roshmia Since 1956, 80-year-old Yousef has lived in a shack in Roshmia Valley with his wife Amna. Life is quiet until the municipality of Haifa endorses a new road project across the valley which will result the demolition the shack. Aouni, who looks after the couple, acts as a middleman between them and the municipality; negotiations lead to…

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Creative Action with Igor Vamos (AKA Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men)

November 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Come Join us on November 9th, 6:30pm at the Resnick Studio in the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts for a special lecture by artist Igor Vamos of the Yes Men. The Yes Men are an activist duo, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. Two guys who couldn't hold down a job until they became representatives of Exxon, Halliburton, Dow Chemical, and the U.S. federal government. As theYes Men,they use humor,truth and lunacy to bring media attention to the crimes of our…

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“Between Fences” Screening and Director Q&A with Avi Mograbi

November 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weiss Theater

Please Join us on Monday November 14th at 5:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a screening of Between Fences and discussion with Director Avi Mograbi In Between Fences, Mograbi goes to meet African asylum-seekers in a camp in the middle of the Neguev desert where they are confined by the state of Israel. Together, they question the status of the refugees in Israel using ‘Theater of the Opressed’ techniques. Is their tragic story any different from the one of Mograbi’s grandmother…

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Adam Shatz: The Lives of Frantz Fanon

November 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

Please Join us on Tuesday November 29th, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a talk by journalist Adam Shatz. A World War II hero, pioneering critic of racism in France, revolutionary psychiatrist, spokesman of the Algerian national liberation movement: Frantz Fanon lived many lives for a man who died at 36. But what thread links these "lives," and how are we to make sense of Fanon's writings today, several decades after the collapse of the colonial regimes he opposed?…

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March 2017

A War Remembered: Biafra at 50

March 9 @ 6:30 pm
Olin 102

Please Join us on Thursday March 9th at 6:30 in Olin 102 for a lecture with Dr James Phillips, Professor, Population and Family Health. By some estimates, the Nigerian Civil War was the greatest catastrophe ever to have occurred in Africa.   Over the June, 1967 to January, 1970 period, the conflict may have claimed as many as two million lives.  This presentation will be delivered by a former relief officer of the International Committee of the Red Cross who participated in the Biafra…

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April 2017

Before the Arab Revolutions: Art, Dissent, and Diplomacy in Amman, Beirut, and Ramallah. Lecture by Hanan Toukan

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

Please Join Us on Monday April 3rd at 6:30 PM in Olin 102For a talk about the relationship between contemporary art, dissent, cultural diplomacy and cultural politics in the Arab Middle East by Hanan Toukan Professor at Brown University. Since the start of the Arab revolutionary process and the violence that has accompanied it, the culture and arts domain has come to play an ever more crucial role as mobilizer, witness, and archivist of historical events. As a result the…

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September 2017

EYAL WEIZMAN Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Human Rights Project invites you to join us for an evening on Monday September 11th, at 7:00 PM in Weiss Cinema to speak with with architect and theorist Eyal Weizman to discuss his new book, Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Zone/MIT 2017)  Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the director of Forensic Architecture, a research agency…

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