"NAFTA & Mexico: Ten Years Later"
Lecture by Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, founder of Mexico's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD); from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
"Water Resources in the Middle East, part 2"
A talk by Olcay Unver, former head of the Southeastern Anatolia Project and founder of the Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation. Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Environmental Studies Program. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia"
Lecture by Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Eur
"'Virgin Soil' Epidemics and Demographic Collapse in the Americas"
Lecture by Kris Jones, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in CLAS, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Euro
"Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran"
A talk by Danny Postel, Senior Editor of openDemocracy, an online global magazine of politics & culture. The Iran depicted in the headlines is a rogue state ruled by ever-more-defiant Islamic fundamentalists. Yet inside the borders, an unheralded transformation of a wholly different political bent is occurring. A "liberal renaissance," as one Iranian thinker terms it, is emerging in Iran, a
Introductory course on human psychology
“Baltimore Drowning: A Slavic Microhistory of Global Proportions"
This talk by Keith Brown of Brown University was the keynote address of "Rethinking Crossroads: Macedonia in Global Context." The conference assembled both young and established scholars whose social-scientifically and humanistically informed work speaks to the contemporary realities of the Republic of Macedonia as they continue to be reshaped by actors and p
"The Current Security and Economic Situation on the Korean Peninsula"
A discussion with Alexander Vershbow, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Lee Tae-sik, Korean Ambassador to the United States. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series. Cosponsored by the Korea Economic Institute, the Korean Consulate of Chicago and the Center for East Asian Studies.Author(s):
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange"
Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face
"Session 3 (Futures) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a G
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "School Textbooks as Collective Memory and Social Design: Some Thoughts on Developing a World Consciousness" — Hanna Schissler (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany); "Historical Reconciliation: A Tool for Conflict Resolution" — Elazar Barkan
2007 COSAL: Remembrance of Norman Cutler & Poetry Reading: Salma (audio)
The Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL) honors the life and work of the late Norman Cutler, former Professor of Tamil in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. The 2007 conference featured the work of the Tamil author “Salma” [R.A. Rokkiah, b. 1968], a Muslim woman who has recently catapulted into
2007 COSAL: Keynote Address (audio)
The Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL) honors the life and work of the late Norman Cutler, former Professor of Tamil in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Keynote Address by A.R. Venkatachalapathy, History and Literary Historiography, Madras Institute of Development Studies. Co-sponsored by the U
"Intersex at the Intersection of Queer Theory & Disability Theory"
A talk by Emi Koyama, Director, Intersex Initiative. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, the Center for International Studies, and the Center for Gender Studies.Author(s):
"Photography as Prophecy: India 1839-1900"
A talk by Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology & Visual Culture, University College London; Visiting Crowe Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University. From the South Asia Seminar.
"China's Brave New World and Other Tales for Global Times"
A talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. If Chairman Mao came back to life today, what would he think of Nanjing's bookstore, the "Librairie Avant-Garde", where it is easier to find primers on Michel Foucault's philosophy than copies of the Little Red Book? What does it really mean to order a latte at Starbucks in Bei
"The Mind of the Market"
Author and psychologist Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy-and why people are so irrational about money. How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian orga
Displacement Week: "The Effects of Gentrification on Chicago's Communities"
A panel discussion with Jamie Kalven: Writer, Invisible Institute; Tom Walsh: Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Jewish Council on Urban Affiars; Victoria Romero: President of the Board, Pilsen Alliance. Moderated by Virginia Parks: Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago.
Genocide Conference Panel 1: “Defining the 'Crime without a Name'"
This panel will compare various instances of genocide and explore the possibility of developing models that can be used to prevent the occurrence of genocide. Marie Fleming, Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University; Juan Mendez, President, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, & former Special Adviser to the U.N. Secretar
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close"
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water