“'I Am Who I Am': On Being Nostalgic in Sanskrit”
South Asia mapA talk by David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From the South Asia Seminar.
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"The Cuban Transition: Imagined and Actual"
Rafael HernándezphotoRafael Hernández is the editor of Temas, the leading Cuban magazine in the social sciences and the humanities, which is renowned for its contribution to intellectual controversy on the island. Hernández addresses Cuba's unique social diversity and the emergence of growing inequality that accompanied and has followed the crisis of the 1990s.<
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“Temples and Conquest in the Deccan, 1296-1500”
South Asia mapA talk by Richard Eaton, University of Arizona. From the South Asia Seminar.
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"A Sky to Fly: Archiving Women's Lives in Words and Images"
A talk by C.S. Lakshmi, founder and Director of Sound & Picture Archive for Research on Women (SPARROW) in Mumbai.
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“The Future of the South African Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and the South African Elections
Gevisser posterA talk by South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser. Mark Gevisser is currently The Nation's Southern African correspondent. In South Africa, his work has appeared in the Mail & Guardian, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Times and many magazines and periodicals. Internationally, he has written widely on South African politics, culture and society,
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"Birth of the Girl-Child: Speculations on the Nineteenth Century Reawakening"
A talk by Ruby Lal, Associate Professor Department of South Asian Studies at Emory University.
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"In the Name of God: Regulating Religion in Indian Elections"
A talk by Ronojoy Sen, Visiting Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.
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"Aesthetics of Indian Art"
A talk by Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Director of Archaeology (retired) at the University of Kanchipuram.
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“Reconceptualizing the Question: Intervention Strategies”
Myerson & Sahlins photoA presentation and discussion with University of Chicago Professors Roger Myerson, Department of Economics & Marshall Sahlins, Department of Anthropology. Roger Myerson: "A Field Manual for the Cradle of Civilization" Marshall Sahlins: "On the Anthropology of the Counterinsurgency Field Manual" Part of the April 2009 conference on "Reconsid
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"Keynote: Connecting the Dots: Some Ways of Reframing South Asian History"
A keynote address by Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History, UCLA, at the Sixth South Asia Graduate Student Conference: Foundations for the Study of South Asia.
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"Roundtable: On the Usefulness of the Concept of the Modern"
A round-table panel discussion at the Sixth South Asia Graduate Student Conference with Steven Collins (Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago), Wendy Doniger (Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, University of Chicago), and Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History, UCLA).
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Alash Ensemble Concert
Alash Ensemble photoA performance by the Alash Ensemble at International House. Tuvan throat-singing and traditional Tuvan instruments and music. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
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"Recent Developments in Indonesia's Forests: Revival, Resurgence, or Business as Usual?"
Potter posterA Program on the Global Environment Distinguished Lecture by Lesley Potter, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Despite the global paradigm shift from centralized to decentralized forest management, this process has been slow to develop in "forest rich" Indonesia. Alth
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"Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East"
khalidi book coverA talk by Rashid Khalidi. Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and is among the foremost U.S. historians of the modern Middle East. He is the author of numerous books on the region--several written during his many years on the faculty at the University of Chicago--
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"Mexican Oil and Gas Policies"
A presentation by Adrián Lajous, Former Pemex CEO. Adrián Lajous is Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, President of Petrométrica, SC and non-Executive Director of Schlumberger, Ternium, Trinity Industries and Grupo Petroquímico Beta. He is senior energy advisor to McKinsey & Company. In 2003-04 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Governme
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"Music and Dance Rhythms from the Balkans"
John Kuo photo A demonstration by John Kuo, Director of the Chicago ensemble Balkanske Igre. Presented in Angelina Ilieva's class on Balkan Folklore. Co-sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and the University of Chicago Arts Planning Council.
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"Challenges in Latin America: The Importance of Increased Economic and Political Integration"
shapiro posterA talk by Ambassador Charles S. Shapiro, Senior Coordinator for the Western Hemisphere Free Trade Agreements Task Force, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Ambassador Charles Shapiro was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005-2007) and U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (February 2002 until A
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"Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing, and Mass Killing"
tanaka book coverA talk by Yuki Tanaka, Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute. Dr. Tanaka examines the question of the criminality of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the responsibility of American political and military leaders who were closely involved in the decision-making and execution of the order to drop the bombs. Criminality is examined in ac
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John Comaroff's Introduction of Zackie Achmat
achmat posterJohn Comaroff is Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series and Human Rights Distinguished Lecturer Series.


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Digital Photogrammetric Restitution of the Pelourinho?s Fa?ades, in Salvador - Bahia, Brazil [Restit
Brazil has so many historical cities with important architectural heritage. Some of them are remains of the colonial times and aggregate beautiful buildings such as, palaces, public buildings and churches in baroque style, legacy of the Portuguese colonization. Despite of its cultural value, most of these building sets are under several kinds of threats. This paper discusses about the experience on digital photogrammetric restitution of the building fa?ades of Pelourinho, a neighborhood in the
Author(s): Amorim C?rtes, Marta; Arivaldo Le?o de Amorim

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