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IDF Information Session

Oct 6 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm


Are you a graduate student interested in applying for an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship? Join us for an information session with six of the University’s IDF-sponsoring Centers and Institutes:

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Watch Kona zoom around the backyard chasing squirrels and her beloved rubber chicken, affectionately named Greg.

Environmental Stewardship Talk | “Settler Responsibility and Transoceanic Solidarity: CHamoru Resurgence in the Aftermath of U.S. Empire (1970s-present)”

Join the Institute for Advanced Study for our upcoming Environmental Stewardship Talk “Settler Responsibility and Transoceanic Solidarity: CHamoru Resurgence in the Aftermath of U.S. Empire (1970s-present)” by Rebekah Garrison.

This conversation will stream online, is free, and open to all. Advance registration (at least one hour prior to the event) is required to receive access to the Zoom platform via email.

Register here: z.umn.edu/IASPresentationMay20

Environmental Stewardship Talk | “‘The First Wild Animal to Take its Own Picture’: George Shiras and the Settler Colonial Politics of Conservation”

We apologize, but this event has been canceled.

Join the Institute for Advanced Study for our upcoming Environmental Stewardship Talk, “‘The First Wild Animal to Take its Own Picture’: George Shiras and the Settler Colonial Politics of Conservation.”

Steps Forward, A Campus Conversation | Our University History: Understand, Acknowledge, Engage

Please join us for a collective conversation about how we can understand and acknowledge our University institutional history as we continue in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming campus. Through facilitated roundtable discussions, we hope we can together generate suggestions for a path forward.

There is no cost for this event, but you must register as seating is limited. Please click here to register.

Mapping Environmental Jusice

This workshop is for everyone interested in topic such as community development, politics, racism, civil rights, industrialism, food security, or environmental discrimination. Spatial relationships help to define factors that diminish social equity, environmental safety, and ultimately, quality of life. Mapping Environmental Justice offers perspectives from invited speakers who will share their scholarly work surrounding the intersection of the environment and equity, as well as opportunities for participants to learn story mapping, and spatial data availability.

IDF Information Session

Sep 18 2019 | 12:00pm

Are you a graduate student interested in applying for an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship? Join us for a brown-bag info session with five of the University’s IDF-sponsoring Centers and Institutes:

Human in the Data: Ece Kamar | The Real Promise of AI: How to Get AI-Human Collaboration to Work?

While many celebrated efforts in Artificial Intelligence aim at exceeding human performance, the real promise of AI in real-world domains, such as healthcare and law, hinges on developing systems that can successfully support human experts. In this talk, I'll share several directions of research we are pursuing towards effective human-AI partnership in the open world, including combining the complementary strengths of human and machine reasoning, addressing concerns around trust, transparency and reliability, and using AI to improve human engagement.

"No human being is illegal”: Polarized Theatre of the Oppressed with Asylum Seekers and Israeli Citizens

Since its inception in Latin America in the 1970s, Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) has continually been adjusted to remain relevant as a tool for revolutionary social change. Israeli activist and scholar Chen Alon has worked with various groups to create what he terms a “Polarized” TO model. In this talk, Alon discusses the Polarized TO model and its application to Holot Legislative Theatre (HLT), a group he co-founded composed of African Asylum seekers and Israeli allies.