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Friday, October 27, 2017

The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Activism with United4Iran's Mohammad Ghaffarian

Lecture | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 140 The Law Building

 Mohammad Ghaffarian, United4Iran

 Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Students Association

Ghaffarian will discuss how technology can be used to enhance, or violate, human rights. As United4Iran's Irancubator ProjectCoordinator, he develops Android apps to
enhance civic engagement and government
transparency, including tools that relate to domestic
violence, voter and election information, and
reproductive health, and a censor-evading pirate
radio podcast app.

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life: Book Talk with Lauren Markham

Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lauren Markham

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through a combination of readings and discussion, this event will offer insight into the current socio-political situation in Central America's Northern Triangle, its impact on migration to the United States, and the challenges that these young migrants face as they build tenuous lives in the U.S.

The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?

Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.

Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Essence and Insight

Lecture | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 234 Moses Hall

 Sean Kelsey, Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, Notre Dame University

 Department of Philosophy

(Aristotle, On the Soul)