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October 2016

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

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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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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September 2017

EYAL WEIZMAN Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

September 11, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

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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February 2019

American Exceptionalism on Steroids: Violating Human Rights at Home, From Obama to Trump

February 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olin 101

a talk by JAMIL DAKWAR, ACLU Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dakwar (@jdakwar) is the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.  He leads a team of lawyers and advocates who use a human rights framework to complement existing ACLU legal and legislative advocacy primarily in the areas of counter-terrorism, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and criminal and juvenile…

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April 2019

Hostile Environments: A talk with Lorenzo Pezzani of Forensic Architecture

April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 202

In May 2012, the then UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced the introduction of new legislation aiming to “create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration. Work is under way”, she further explained, “to deny illegal immigrants access to work, housing and services, even bank accounts”. This process of making (mainly urban) space unliveable for some bears an eerie resemblance with the ways in which other, more “natural” environments have been turned into spaces of hostility for…

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Fake News! The View from Israel’s Military Occupation

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

a lecture by Rebecca L. Stein Duke University Department of Anthropology   Dr. Stein's research studies linkages between cultural and political processes in Israel in relation to its military occupation and the history of Palestinian dispossession. Dr. Stein is the author of (with Adi Kuntsman) Digital Militarism: Israel's Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, 2015), which studies the interplay between new media and military occupation in the Israel/Palestine context, Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University…

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May 2019

Getting the Vote: Suffrage and the Women’s Movement in Post-Independence Lebanon

May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 102

Ziad Abu-Rish Visiting Researcher in Human Rights, Bard College Getting the Vote: Suffrage and the Women's Movement in Post-Independence Lebanon This presentation narrates and analyzes the struggle for women’s suffrage in Lebanon between political independence in 1943 and the first parliamentary elections in which women participated in 1953. In doing so, it takes into account the views expressed and strategies pursued by different women’s organizations. Of particular interest will be the 1950 formation of the Executive Committee of Women’s Organizations…

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