Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matt Beech, University of Hull, England
The public lecture will examine the travails of the progressive wing of the British Labour Party. These right-wing Labour MPs, peers and activists were once in the ascendant of UK politics and it is arguable that they were the dominant force for over a decade (1997-2010). New Labour, Blairites, Brownites, moderates are labels applied to this wing of the Labour Party. The designation... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21
The exile after the coup in 1948 and the fate of Czechs abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland, enslaved by the Communists, are an integral part of our modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it. Researchers are still unable to agree on the intensities of individual waves of... More >
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Marilyn Strathern: Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body
Lecture | April 17 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Marilyn Strathern will present the Foerster lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 titled "Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gareth Nellis, The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book, "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics."
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
This lecture asks what religious politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of religion that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height of the troubles, when they attempted to carve out... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University
Drawing on the author's recent book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (2017), this talk will challenge older explanations of postwar German liberal democratic reconstruction and offer a new interpretation rooted in under-explored sources from the Hitler era.
Noah B. Strote is an Associate Professor of European History at North Carolina State University.... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations
With the resurgence of women's rights movement, thanks to the #MeToo campaign and the Women's March on Washington, the status of women has risen to the top of the national and global dialogue. Rachel Vogelstein has spent her career working to elevate the status of women both at home and abroad, as an official at the State Department, the White House Council for Women and Girls, and as a senior... More >
The Gayley Lecture: Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It
Lecture | April 17 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
The talk is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. CART transcription and ASL interpretation can be provided with advance request to Susan Schweik (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refrain from wearing scented products.