Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Lecture | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
In Let Them Drown, the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. And their current-day situation is dire.
In her talk, Professor Christina Gerhardt... More >
Lecture | February 20 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Reuven Amitai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This lecture seeks to survey and critically engage some of the ideas of David Ayalon (1914-98), and then to see where they might further be developed and applied. Although Ayalon is primarily known as a Mamlukist, and in fact can be called the father of Mamluk studies, he also turned his attention to other weighty matters in the study of Middle Eastern and Islamic history. Among these was the... More >