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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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March 2019

Life After Prison: Barriers to re-entering Society

March 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weis Cinema
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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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Silvered Water- A Film Screening and Discussion with Ossama Mohammed (POSTPONED UNTIL MID MAY)

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Preston Theater

POSTPONED UNTIL LATER - THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/silvered-water-syria-portrait-cannes-704357 - Cannes Review

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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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Center for the Study of Hate Senior Project Colloquium

May 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
205 Olin, 205 NY United States + Google Map
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September 2019

Eyes In the Sky: A book talk with Arthur Holland Michel’13

September 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Cinema
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October 2020

Mapping Historical Cairo

October 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop is designed to introduce Al-Madaq and provide a walk-through of the platform’s capabilities. Al-Madaq is a digital history website that presents historical research to a broad audience and features an open access cartographic archive containing some of Cairo’s most significant historical maps, from the French Expedition (1798-1801) to the year 1920. The workshop will 1) introduce the research questions and the motivations behind the project, 2) go over the digital map collection and the control tools, and 3) discuss the use of maps…

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March 2021

RaMell Ross & Maya Krinsky (’04)

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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