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"The Oil and Glory"
levine event posterA talk by journalist and author Steven LeVine. Pipeline politics became a modern day version of the 19th Century's Great Game, in which Britain and Russia had employed cunning and bluff to gain supremacy over the lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. “The Oil and Glory” is the story of how, at the dawn of the 21st century, the game was played once more across the harsh e
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"Time and the Sacred"
A discussion with Pance Velkov, Macedonian artist and preservationist. "Time and The Sacred" is a collection of photographs which redresses the general lack of knowledge about religious art of the Republic of Macedonia, and at the same time it provides a venue for acquainting viewers with a unique environment in which Christianity and Islam have coexisted for more than six centuries. Created by Pance Velkov with the support of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in particular the French Cul
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Chicago Humanities Festival: Wangari Maathai
wingari maathai posterWangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the
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"Demography of Ancient South Asian Populations"
south asiaA talk by S.R. Walimbe, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate Research Institute. From the South Asia Seminar.
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“Democracy, Governance, and War in Oil Exporting Nations”
A panel featuring Terry Lynn Karl, William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow and Gildred Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Miriam R. Lowi, Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton’s Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia; Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of The
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“Securing the International Oil Supply”
A panel featuring David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC; Senior Fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs; Scott Nauman, Manager of Economics and Energy in Corporate Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation; and Michael Klare, Five College Professor
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"Intersex at the Intersection of Queer Theory & Disability Theory"
japan protest poster 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): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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How to Make a Rocket Pin Wheel
In this kid's science video learn all about how to make a rocket pin wheel. This is a great craft/experiment while teaching about the transfer of energy. (03:19)

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2007 COSAL: Keynote Address (audio)
history conference posterThe 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
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"Why I Went to Iraq…Three Years Later"
japan protest poster A talk by Noriaki Imai, student environmental and peace activist. At 18 years of age, Noriaki Imai traveled to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium on Iraqi children. While in Iraq, he was taken hostage and threatened to be killed unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Fortunately, he was released alive, but when he returned
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"The Rise and Fall of the Myth of the Mexican Revolution"
knight poster A talk by Alan Knight, Professor of History, University of Oxford. Prof. Knight is a scholar of modern history and politics in Latin America, especially Mexico. His research interests include revolutions, state-building and peasant movements, and British-U.S. relations with Latin America. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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2.8 ‘Difference’, power and discrimination

These first few sections have emphasised the point that differences are always produced in a social context, and that a key part of that context is power relationships. As pointed out earlier, a key element of Foucault’s social constructionist approach is that the way in which people are categorised in society (for example, by gender, ethnicity or age) involves an exercise of power that reflects the ideas and interests of dominant groups. One of the key arguments against essentialist views
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"An Evening of Russian Music with the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra"
russian folk posterThe Orchestra is comprised of Russian domras and balalaikas, accordions, bayans, woodwinds, and percussion. This program ranges from traditional folk songs and dances to well-known works of Tchaikovsky and Glinka. Victor Gorodinsky, director; also featuring soprano soloist Jackie King. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studie
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"Islam in America: A Conversation with Paul Barrett and Umar Abd-Allah"
barrett-abdallah posterPaul Barrett and Dr. Umar Abd-Allah in a discussion of their recent works, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion and A Muslim in Victorian America. Dr. Abd-Allah's work is a biography of Alexander Russell Webb, one of the earliest American converts to Islam to achieve a modicum of fame. Mr. Barrett's book offers portrai
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"Nicaraguan Presidential Elections: Prospects for the Region"
nicaragua posterA panel discussion with: Alejandro Bendaña, Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Nicaragua; Michel Gobat, Professor, History, Iowa University; and Rose Spalding, Professor, Political Science, DePaul University From the Center for Latin American Studies' Latin American Briefing
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"Growth: Evidence and Sources" - Session 1 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"
nicolini posterA three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
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Symposium: One Hundred Years of All-India Muslim League - Keynote Address: "A Sentimental Essay in T
muslim league posterA talk by C.M. Naim, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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"Buddhist Paleo-Compatibilism"
south asiaA talk by Mark Siderits, Professor of Philosophy, Illinois State University. From the South Asia Seminar.


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"'Virgin Soil' Epidemics and Demographic Collapse in the Americas"
epidemics posterLecture 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
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"The Prospects for Transatlantic Relations at the Beginning of the President’s Second Term"
wbh logoA talk by Sir David Manning, British Ambassador to the United States. Cosponsored by the CIS Norman Wait Harris Fund, the Harris School Center for Policy Practice, the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the British Consulate General in Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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