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April 2014

Peter Rosenblum in conversation with Larry Cox

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Please join us for a conversation between Peter Rosenblum and Larry Cox. Larry Cox is the former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. More information to come.

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Photographers in Dialogue: A Conversation with Greg Marinovich and Gilles Peress Moderated by Tom Keenan

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Greg Marinovich was a member of the famed south African photography collective known as the “Bang-Bang Club,” and received a Pulitzer Prize for his working documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa and the nation’s transition to democracy. Gilles Peress is a photographer who documented conflicts from Bosnia to Rwanda, and his works have been exhibited and published widely across the globe. Tom Keenan, the director of Bard’s Human Rights Project, will moderate a discussion about these photographers’ careers…

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May 2014

‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’ with Max Weiss

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

On May 1, 2014, the Arabic Studies Department, Human Rights Project, and the Division of Languages and Literature present ‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’, a lecture with Max Weiss on Optics, Politics, and Surveillance in Samar Yazbek’s In Her Mirrors and Rosa Yasin Hasan’s Rough Draft.   Contemporary Syrian literature bears unmistakable traces of more than four decades of authoritarian Baʿthist rule. This talk explores two recent Arabic novels–In Her Mirrors by Samar Yazbek and Rough Draft by Roza Yassin Hassan–that shed unique light on…

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“Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade” with Peter Maguire ’88

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

“An extraordinary work, at once a participatory anthropology, detached sociology, cultural history, remarkable example of oral history, series of smuggling stories, and many other things to boot.” – Anders Stephanson, Columbia University   Please join the Human Rights Project and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs for a talk by Bard Trustee and alumni Peter Maguire ’88, who will read from his latest book, ‘Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade’ published by Columbia University Press.…

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September 2014

“Egypt after the Rabaa massacre” a talk by Mona El-Ghobashy

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

  Join us for a conversation with scholar Mona El-Ghobashy on the Rabaa Massacre in Egypt, an event which occurred just over a year ago after the fall of President Morsi and claimed the lives of over 600, injuring more than 3,000. In the space of four short years, from 2011 to 2014, Egypt has gone through not one but several major political upheavals. In short order, a mass uprising toppled president-for-life Hosni Mubarak; the military hastily stepped in to…

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In the news: Ebola

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Olin 102

Wednesday, September 24rd at 7:00 in Olin 102 In response to the overwhelming Ebola outbreak which has devastated countries in Western Africa, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Rights Project at Bard College will host a panel discussion on September 24th between eminent scholars on the biological, regional, and political issues at play in this unfolding crisis. Admist the largest Ebola outbreak ever seen, President Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia has issued an international call for help to nations in order to…

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‘Kids for Cash’ Screening and Q&A with cinematographer Jay Gillespie ’08

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ottoway Film Center

                                          The Bard Prison Initiative will host a screening of the film ‘Kids for Cash’, followed by a Q&A with cinematographer Jay Gillespie ’08, co-sponsored by the Alumni/ae Association, Center for Civic Engagement, Human Rights Project (with special thanks to Brothers At Bard.) The film will take place at the Ottoway Film Center on Saturday, September 27 at 4:00 P.M. Kids for Cash is…

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October 2014

‘Pray for Ukraine’ Screening and Q&A with creator Evgeny Afineevsky

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                              The Bard College Russian Club will host a screening of the 2015 documentary ‘Pray for Ukraine’, followed by a question and answer with the film’s creator, renowned filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky, co-sponsored by the Human Rights Project. ‘Pray for Ukraine’ is a collaborative cultural and historical project which documents political expression at Kiev’s ‘Maidan Nezalezhnosti’ (Independence) square during recent events in the Ukrainian Revolution, which continues to unfold. Since…

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In the News: Ferguson

October 6 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Campus Center MPR

The Center for Civic Engagement, Chaplaincy, Difference and Media Project, Human Rights Program, Political Studies Program, Sociology Program, Student Activities, and Multicultural Diversity Committee present: In the News: Ferguson Monday, October 6, 2014 5:30 p.m. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room   Join the discussion with this panel on the events surrounding Ferguson and issues of police militarization, race and the justice system. Panelists: Alexandra Cox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY New Paltz Quinton Cross, President and Executive Director of Staley B.Keith…

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How experts frame extremism: Knowledge and politics in Russia’s War on Terror

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

A Lecture by Professor Dmitry Dubrovsky Visiting Faculty in the Human Rights Program at Bard College, and Assistant Professor in the Humanities Department at Smolny College, St. Petersburg University.  This talk will discuss how counter-terrorism trials, in which expert witnesses in the humanities and social sciences are often called to present their research, highlight how courtrooms have become public venues for political debates between liberal and conservative academics. I will argue that these debates, in turn, reveal a broader crisis within the humanities and…

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