The Battle for Mexico and the Future of Revolutionary Democracy in the Americas: Mexico at the Crossroads
Lecture | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
John Ackerman, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM
Colloquium | September 30 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Paul Chang, Harvard University
Drawing on recent work on event structures, this paper attempts to further develop the application of the protest cycle concept by conceptualizing social movements as a population of interlinked events and identifying events that play critical roles in historical outcomes, considering protest cycles as protest event networks with a novel dataset on South Koreas democracy movement.
Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt
Colloquium | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford Unviersity
How are harmful social practices brought to an end? Female genital cutting (FGC) is among the most widespread human rights violations committed against children, worldwide. While FGC remains a nearly ubiquitous practice among ever-married women in Egypt, significant declines in the practice have been witnessed among younger women and girls. In particular, Egypt's Coptic Christian community has... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 17 | 3 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Featuring remarks by oral-history participants and contributors, scholarly presentations on war memory, and screenings of testimonial shorts, this event, by inaugurating an online, community-based, diasporic archive, aims to enable long overdue reckoning with the past and present of the Korean War, a war yet to be concluded with a peace agreement.
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