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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

“Newes from the Dead”: an unnatural moment in the history of Natural Philosophy. April 21, 2016

“Newes from the Dead”: an unnatural moment in the history of Natural Philosophy Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. In 1650 Oxford is in the midst of the Bloody civil war, in which divine and secular authority are […]

Homenaje a Jesús/Tribute to Jesús. December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015IASEvents0

Homenaje a Jesús/Tribute to Jesús Opening Reception Friday, December 4, 4:00-7:00pm Founders Room, 260 Northrop Exhibit in IAS offices, 210 and 290 Northrop Free and open to the public Jesús Estrada-Pérez, PhD Candidate in American Studies, was an engaged student and respected leader at the University of Minnesota. In memory of Jesús’ scholarship and activism, […]

Violence, politics and Zulu song during South Africa’s transition. Louise Meintjes, November 5, 2015

Re-organizing the Sensory World: Violence, politics & Zulu song during South Africa’s transition Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What happens when artists refute music as a political act yet by force of circumstance […]

“Soft Vengeance” Film Screening with Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014IASEvents0

Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa November 13, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School The ICGC Distinguished Lecture and film screening with director Abby Ginzberg Albie Sachs is a renowned human rights and anti-apartheid activist, writer, and lawyer. After periods of detention and exile, and surviving a bomb attack by South African […]

Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams — An Interdisciplinary Conference, Nov. 2010

November 12, 2010IASEvents, | Conferences1

“In the view of conservationists, there is something special about dams, something…metaphysically sinister….the absolute epicenter of Hell on earth, where stands a dam.” John McPhee, Encounters with the Archdruid (1971) Dams have been characterized as “long-term experiments on rivers,” and as affronts to the freedom embodied in flowing rivers. But they also provide needed hydroelectric […]

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 […]

ICGC Distinguished Lecture: Apartheid’s University: Notes Towards the Renewal of the Enlightenment, 4/3/07

April 3, 2007IASEvents0

In this talk, Professor Lalu, Department of History, University of Western Cape, will talk about work on strategies for forging new and critical humanities at the institutional site of the university that appears to be trapped in the legacies of apartheid. He suggests that the university’s responses to apartheid might hold the key for the […]

“A Figure Glimpsed in a Rear-View Mirror’: The Question of Representation in ‘Postcolonial’ Fiction” – a lecture by Neil Lazarus, 3/27/07

March 27, 2007IASEvents0

“Representation” is perhaps the single most fraught term within postcolonial studies. Professor Lazarus will consider some of the most important ways in which the question of representation has been broached and thought about by different scholars in the field, exploring in particular the disjuncture between postcolonial literature and postcolonial criticism. Neil Lazarus is a Professor […]

The Middle East and US Foreign Policy: Alternative Voices — Reflections: Concluding Panel Discussion with University of Minnesota Faculty Members, 12/8/06

December 8, 2006IASEvents0

Faculty members include Hisham M. Bizri of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Martin Sampson of the Department of Political Science, and Carol Hakim of the Department of History. This is a reflection of a 7-part lecture series which commenced on October 11. Please visit www.igs.cla.umn.edu for a full schedule. Cosponsored by The […]

“Rethinking the Middle East Conflict: The One-State Solution?”: A lecture by Virginia Tilley, 11/29/06

November 29, 2006IASEvents0

Given by Virginia Tilley, Chief Research Specialist of Human Sciences Research Council (Pretoria, South Africa). This lecture is part of a 7-part lecture series which commences on October 11 and concludes on December 8. Please visit www.igs.cla.umn.edu for a full schedule. Cosponsored by The Institute for Global Studies, The Department of American Studies, The ALL, […]

“Making Sense of the Middle East: An Insider’s Critical Analysis,” A talk by Rami J. Khouri, 11/6/06

November 6, 2006IASEvents0

Given by Rami G. Khouri, Editor-at-large, The Daily Star Lebanon. This lecture is part of a 7-part lecture series which commences on October 11 and concludes on December 8. Please visit www.igs.cla.umn.edu for a full schedule. Cosponsored by The Department of American Studies, The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, The Department of English, The […]

“Dispossession, Occupation and Resistance: Reports from a Recent Visit to Palestine”: A talk by Ziad Amra, 11/1/06

November 1, 2006IASEvents0

Given by Ziad Amra, Attorney, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. This lecture is part of a 7-part lecture series which commences on October 11 and concludes on December 8. Please visit www.igs.cla.umn.edu for a full schedule. Cosponsored by The Department of American Studies, The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, The Department of English, The Department of […]

“Separation of Powers in the Long War: Guantanamo and the Rule of Law”: A talk with Joseph Margulies, 10/25/06

October 25, 2006IASEvents0

Given by Joseph Margulies, Attorney, MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University. This lecture is part of a 7-part lecture series which commences on October 11 and concludes on December 8. Please visit www.igs.cla.umn.edu for a full schedule. Cosponsored by The Department of American Studies, The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, The Department of English, […]

“Toward a New Middle East: Beyond Empire and Force”: A talk with Mohammed Bamyeh, 10/11/06

October 11, 2006IASEvents0

A talk by Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of International Studies at Macalester College, and Timothy Brennan, Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Reception to follow in 246 Social Science Building. Cosponsored by Department of American Studies, The  Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, The Department of English, The Department of […]