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December 2014

Academic Freedom: A Roundtable Discussion

December 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Campus Center MPR

Tuesday Dec. 9th at 7PM Campus Center- MPR Please join Bard College's Human Rights Project, Hannah Arendt Center, Center for Civic Engagement, Students for Justice in the Middle East, Political Studies Program, History Program, Language and Literature Program for "Academic Freedom: A Roundtable Discussion" Panelists include: Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. His most recent books include Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal (2014), Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (2009), and,…

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April 2016

In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and its Ironies- A talk with David Rieff

April 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 26th in Olin 102 at 7PM for a talk with David Rieff on his new book "In Praise of Forgetting" David Rieff is the author of many books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West, A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis, and, most recently, The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st Century. He lives in New York City. In his Book "In Praise of Forgetting", He poses hard questions about whether remembrance ever truly has,…

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March 2017

A War Remembered: Biafra at 50

March 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

A Brilliant Genocide Screening and Panel

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The Human Rights Program, Global and International Studies, Africana Studies, and the Rift Valley Institute announce a screening of  A Brilliant Genocide on October 24th at 6pm in Olin 102. A Brilliant Genocide is a powerful documentary exposing the true story behind the rise of the brutal warlord Joseph Kony and the Ugandan government's campaign against the Acholi people. This one hour film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Helen C. Epstein, is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War…

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Understanding Organized Hate and What Works to Combat it Panel Discussion

October 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Human Rights Project and the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation invite you to join us on Monday October 30 at 5:00pm at the Finberg House for a panel to discuss Understanding Organized Hate and What Works to Combat it featuring The Human Rights Project's 2017 Rosenberg Internship winners: Katherine Hopper, Erin Gifford, Maies Hriesh, and Nicholas Bader, with special guest speaker....... Eric K. Ward In the summer of 2017, The Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation and the Human Rights Project jointly supported four Bard students who interned…

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February 2018

A Reception to celebrate the Publication of “Intolerance: Political Animals & Their Prey”

February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Rights Program invite you to join us on Monday February 19 at 5:00pm Reception at the Oiln Atrium, followed by a Panel Discussion on coping with intolerance in the public sphere at 6:00pm in Olin 205.  Featuring Professor Bruce Chilton in Conversation with West Point Professors: Graham Parsons, Ty Seidule, Robert Tully, and Courtney Morris Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Professor of Religion at Bard College. His books include Rabbi Jesus, A Galilean Rabbi and His…

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December 2018

Screening of No Human Is Illegal, with discussion to follow

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Cinema

The Human Rights Project and the Hannah Arendt Center invite you to join us for a screening of NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL (2018, 61 mins.)  Followed by Q&A and discussion with filmmaker Richard Ledes and Bard students who work with Samos Volunteers Richard Ledes is the director and producer of the new film, NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL. It is a documentary about refugees currently detained on the Greek island of Lesvos. They are indefinitely awaiting a decision from the European…

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February 2019

Film screening and Q&A with Karam Ghossein and Emily Dische-Becker ’04

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Preston Theater

The Human Rights Project, Middle East Studies, Film and Electronic Arts, and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs invite you to join us for and evening of films and discussion with EMILY DISCHE-BECKER '04 & KARAM GHOSSEIN               Street of Death (Lebanon/Germany, 2017, 22 minutes, Arabic w/ English subtitles) Directed by Karam Ghossein.  In “Street of Death,” the narrator revisits the site of his youth – a lawless slum suburb pushed up against Beirut’s international airport…

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