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“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

April 27, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public

Violence and Health Injustice: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities

November 19, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Violence and Health Injustice: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30am-2:00pm L-110 Carlson School of Management Free and open to the public, but register for lunch Download: audio, small video, or original. Please join us! We are pleased to announce the second event in a three-part series on Violence and Health […]

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Presentation and discussion on the global refugee crisis and its implications for North America by reformulating immigrant and refugee rights movements within a transnational […]

The Analogy Problem in Human Trafficking Reform. Julietta Hua, April 7, 2016

The Analogy Problem in Human Trafficking Reform Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What work takes place when slavery becomes the accepted language through which we come to understand human trafficking? Taking the website slaveryfootprint.org as a starting […]

What it Means to be Educated: Life Histories of Karen Women.

February 3, 2016IASEvents0

What it Means to be Educated: Life Histories of Karen Women Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Noon-1:00pm 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library Free and open to the public Our understandings of what it means to be educated varies in different sociocultural contexts. This presentation will use life histories to introduce how Karen women negotiate their educational […]

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East. Oct. 5, 2015

October 5, 2015IASEvents0

After the American Century: The End of U.S. Culture in the Middle East Monday, October 5, 2015, at 2:30pm 125 Nolte Center Free and open to the public When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable […]

Robert Wallace, Evolutionary Biologist, on Agroeconomics of Disease. July 1, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Robert Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer, presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His blog, Farming Pathogens, follows agriculture, infections, evolution, ecological resilience, dialectical biology, and the practice of science. His current work explores the evolution and economics […]

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present. March 5, 2015.

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Part of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta: “The […]

The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe. John-Paul Himka, March 4, 2015

Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop The beginning of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, […]

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories and Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe. March 4-6, 2015

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories & Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe A conference organized by the IAS Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop “Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe” Keynote Lecture by John-Paul Himka (University of Alberta). Welcome: Barbara […]

Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover. A talk by Robert G. Wallace, October 13, 2014

Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover Monday, October 13, 2014, at Noon Carlson School of Management, rm 1-149 A talk by Robert G. Wallace, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Global Studies Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. The first human outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, […]

Read the Reading Pictures: Gestures, Scenes and Culture of Reading in Traditional China. Zhaohui He, September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014IASEvents0

Read the Reading Pictures: Gestures, Scenes and Culture of Reading in Traditional China Monday, September 29, 2014, at 12:15-1:15pm InFlux Space, Regis Center for Art (East) A talk by Zhaohui He 何朝晖, a very distinguished scholar of Chinese print culture and book history and Fulbright Scholar at The George Washington University Painting by Gu Jianlong […]

South Asia Seminar Series: Leo Saldhana & Bhargavi Rao

November 11, 2010IASEvents0

Lecturer: Leo Saldhana & Bhargavi Rao (Co-Directors, Environment Support Group, Bangalore) Topic: “What’s Happening to Indian Democracy During These Expansionary Times?” The South Asian Seminar began in 2005 as an intellectual collective group funded by the Institute for Global Studies. The South Asian Seminar Series brings scholars, writers, and filmmakers from the U of M, local colleges […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “The Gleaners and I”

March 4, 2010IASEvents0

The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda, 2000, 82 min.) is an intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for […]

Agri-Food Film Series: Big Night, 12/10

December 10, 2009IASEvents0

In Big Night (dir. Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, 1996, 107 min.), Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Facing few patrons, but unwilling to compromise their food, they gamble on hiring a rising jazz musician to attract as many customers as possible on […]

What is Sexual Difference Now? Friday, November 13, 2009

Cosponsored by the CLA Scholarly Events Fund, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Geography, the Institute for Global Studies, the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, Department of German at Macalester College, and the Space and Place Research Collaborative This event is organized […]

“Black Sea Files”: A presentation with Ursula Biemann, 10/22/2009

October 22, 2009IASEvents0

The globalized exploitation of natural resources, the circulation of goods, people, and information, and various attempts to block or channel these flows are the focal point of this first presentation of EX_FILES events. They will draw our attention to nation states’ human rights infringements and the creation of places and passages where national rules are […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “Fresh,” 10/8

October 8, 2009IASEvents0

Fresh (Ana Sofia Joanes, 2009, 72 min) celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they […]

“Beautiful Misperceptions: Illusions in Architecture and Magic”: A presentation by Leslie Van Duzer, 4/24/2009

Leslie Van Duzer is a professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. This talk is organized by the Space&Place Collaborative. Cosponsored by The Institute for Global Studies.

“Algeria and France: Is torture a way to win a war on terror”: a lecture by Dr. Raphaelle Branche, 4/21/2009

April 21, 2009IASEvents0

Dr. Raphaelle Branche to lecture on “Is torture a way to win a war on terror?” Cosponsored by The Center for German and European Studies, The European Studies Consortium, The Department of History, and The Institute for Global Studies.

Roundtable Discussion on Academic Research and Creative Practice with Rane Willerslev, 4/10/2009

April 10, 2009IASEvents0

What is, or should be the relationship between academic research and creative practice? Can they be combined in innovative and productive ways? The last decade has witnessed a striking growth of interest in what has sometimes been termed “practice-based” research, including the establishment, particularly in Europe, of a number of graduate programs aiming to combine […]

“Catastrophic Generic Change: Understanding Global Interconnectedness”: A presentation by Mary Poovey, 4/6/2009

Mary Poovey is Samuel Rudin University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at New York University. Her latest work is Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain (Chicago, 2008). In this lecture, Poovey describes the current financial crisis and argues that regulators need to identify the heart of the problem […]

Panel discussion about Gran Torino with the Film’s Actors, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009IASEvents, Video and Audio1

In Gran Torino, a disgruntled Korean War vet, Walt Kowalski (played by Clint Eastwood), sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. In our panel discussion with Hmong actors from the film, six insiders share their stories about the production and their feelings […]

“United Nations Hearing on the Desecration of Hmong Graves”: A talk with James Anaya, 12/10/2008

December 10, 2008IASEvents0

Professor James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous people, will visit the University of Minnesota on December 10 to hear testimony from victims of 2005 Hmong grave desecrations in Thailand. This hearing is the culmination of years of hard work and advocacy on the part […]

“Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Frontiers of Millenial Development”: A presentation by Ananya Roy, 9/15

September 15, 2008IASEvents0

The turn of the century has been marked by the emergence of a “kinder and gentler” project of development. From the recalibration of the World Bank as a ‘knowledge bank’ committed to the eradication of poverty to the ambitious global campaigns that imagine the ‘end of poverty,’ a new global order seems to be in […]

“The Pace and Direction of Change in Lowland Maya Civilization”: Plenary address by David Freidel, 3/13/08

March 13, 2008IASEvents0

Cosponsored by The Department of Anthropology, The Department of Art History, The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, The Institute for Global Studies, and The Geology Club.

“Nour in Concert: Ex Orient Lux” – Ohanessian Lecture and Concert, November 1

November 1, 2007IASEvents0

NOURishing itself from Middle Eastern polyglot folk traditions, NOUR – Pomegranate in Armenian, Divine Light in Arabic – sings in Armenian, Kurdish, Turkish, Ladino, Arabic, Hebrew, Assyrian, and Greek. The Ex Oriente Lux concert series strives to illuminate the New World with the Divine Light that NOUR brought from the Old one. This concert will […]

“Eyewitness Iran, US and Iran: the Real Story” – a talk by Reese Erlich, 10/31/07 .

October 31, 2007IASEvents0

Journalist Reese Erlich will discuss his new book, The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis (October, 2007), which offers an alternative view of Iran and U.S. policy toward Iran. Reese Erlich reports regularly for National Public Radio, Marketplace Radio, Latino USA, Radio Deutche Welle, Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio, and Canadian […]

“Performing the Archive, Placing the Past”: A performance with Walid Raad and Iris Haussler, 10/26/07

Performers, visual artists, and animators of imagined pasts, Raad and Haussler both make work that plays on the unstable boundary between artistic fact and historical fiction. Raad’s photographic, documentary, and academic fabrications deal with the occluded past of conflict in Lebanon, while Haussler’s domestic environments promise access to the interior worlds of people who never […]

“Spatial manifestations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Jerusalem”: a talk by Wendy Pullan, 9/26

PLEASE NOTE RETURN TO ORIGINAL VENUE AT THE IAS NOW THAT THE STRIKE IS OVER. This talk will explore the broader question of whether cities that have experienced prolonged and intensive levels of conflict are characterized by particular spatial qualities (including boundaries, time warps, relational spaces, territorial identities). Using a range of examples, but focusing […]

“Encounter Point”: Film screening organized by the Space & Place collaborative: Discussion to follow with film makers Ronit Avni and Nahanni Rous, 9/25

ENCOUNTER POINT is a documentary film that sensitively explores the challenges and hopes of Israeli-Palestinian partnerships towards a just future vision in the Middle East. It is also one part of a larger project, Just Visions, that archives interviews with Israeli and Palestinian peace-makers (www.justvision.org). A trailer of the film is available at www.encounterpoint.com. Encounter Point […]

Collaborative Instruction in the Arts and Social Sciences: Reanimating Public Space — Joint Class Symposium, 5/2/07

Joint class symposium for courses participating in Collaborative Instruction in the Arts & Social Sciences. Geography Graduate Students Take Part in Dania Hall Charette On Wednesday February 21, the Im/Material Geographies seminar, led by Karen Till will work with grad students from fine art, landscape architecture and theater to explore the Dania Hall site in […]

Story and Psyche, 4/25/07-4/26/07

April 25, 2007IASEvents0

Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Alice Kaplan, author of French Lessons: A Memoir, Andre Aciman, author of Out of Egypt, and commentator, Sara Evans. Readings on Wednesday evening and panel discussion Thursday. Major funding from: the University’s McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment, the Institute for Advanced […]

Collaborative Instruction in the Arts and Social Sciences: Reanimating Public Space — Performance, 4/25/07

April 25, 2007IASEvents0

Premiere: West Bank Vaudeville at Dania Hall. A performance by Maren Ward’s Collaborative Creation class. Cosponsored by The Department of Geography, The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, The European Studies Consortium, and The Institute for Global Studies

“Property and Progress: Where Adam Smith Went Wrong” – a talk by Robert Brenner, 4/23/07

April 23, 2007IASEvents0

What are the fundamental conditions making possible economic development? How, when, and where did these first come into being in historical terms? In order to address these questions, Professor Brenner will take as his point of departure an appreciation of the fundamental contribution of Adam Smith and an argument as to where he went wrong. […]

“Why Iraq? The Politics of Bush II”: A talk by Robert Brenner, 4/23/07

April 23, 2007IASEvents0

Robert Brenner is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Social Theory for Comparative History at UCLA. He is a historical political economist equally at home with questions concerning the rise of capitalism in late medieval and early modern Europe, the conditions for economic development, and the sources of prosperity and crisis in […]

“Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations and the Taliban Resurgence”: A talk with Juan Cole, 4/4/07

April 4, 2007IASEvents0

Lecture by Juan Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. His current research focuses on two contemporary phenomena: 1) Shiite Islam in Iraq and Iran and 2) the “jihadi” or “sacred-war” […]

“Countdown to Apartheid in Israel/Palestine” – a talk by Jeff Halper, 3/28/07

March 28, 2007IASEvents0

After a century of displacement and forty years of Occupation, the Israel/Palestine conflict is coming to a head. Israel’s Occupation is being transformed from a temporary military situation into a permanent “fact on the ground,” recognized by the United States. Jeff Halper will discuss the components of Israel’s “Matrix of Control” and how they are […]