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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Making Britain Great Again?: Lessons for America from Brexit

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Niall Ferguson, The Hoover Institution

Anglo-American Studies Program

The special relationship between the UK and the US has been underscored by the passage of Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this summer. Join author, historian and political commentator Niall Ferguson to discuss the parallels in these recent events on Thursday, October 13th. Professor Ferguson will be giving the prestigious R. Kirk Underhill...   More >

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Political Passion and the Gun Debate: How a Small Minority Came to Dominate Gun Safety in the US

Colloquium | October 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Firmin DeBrabander, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology

This presentation will examine the reasons behind the success of a small, but passionate minority able to dominate debate over gun safety in the US.

Lynch Law, Migration Control, and the Regulation of Racial Meaning: CRG Thursday Forum

Colloquium | October 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Center for Race and Gender

Litigating Unwritten Law: reading Sam Hose's brutal murder, white newspaper opinion, and Ida Wells' anti-lynching campaign as legal discourse and recourse
Kavitha Iyengar, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Race, Returns, and the Politics of Immigration Control: A Study of the Role of Voluntary Departure in U.S. Immigration Enforcement
Mina Barahimi, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Right Wing Women: Women's Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right

Lecture | October 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

Lihi Ben Shitrit, University of Georgia

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

How do women in conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements' strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others? Righteous Transgressions examines these questions by comparatively studying four groups: the Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the ultra-Orthodox Shas, the...   More >

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Participatory Environmental and Community Planning in Taiwan, China, and the San Francisco Bay Area

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 2-5 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

This open forum will address two aspects of community planning and design in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Taiwan. First, the social and cultural contexts within which community planning flourished, and second, examples of work done in these two geographic locations. In San Francisco, during the periods of 1960-90s, and in Taiwan, 1990-present.

This forum brings together two groups of...   More >

Friday, October 28, 2016

Will Germany Remain the Safe Harbor in Europe?

Lecture | October 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Timo Lochocki, Transatlantic Fellow – Europe Program German Marshall Fund of the United States

Institute of European Studies

The refugee crisis has been portrayed as a possible breaking point for Angela Merkel’s chancellorship. With rising support for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) and big wins at recent regional elections, it seems Germany is falling prey to the political instability seen in other European states. However, the numbers of incoming refugees have dropped significantly and the...   More >