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Fall 2012 Events

Sept. 11: International Film Festival: Terraferma (in Italian with subtitles, discussion with Simona Wright), Library Auditorium, 6:30PM-9:00PM

Sept. 13: Envisioning Europe – Keynote Lecture by Atina Grossman (Cooper Union University): Remapping Death and Survival: Flight, Displacement and International Aid for Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, Mayo Concert Hall, 7:00PM

Sept. 17: Politics Forum with Reed Gusciora — Queer Eye for the Civil Rights Guy (Constitution Day), Library Auditorium, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Sept. 18: Envisioning Europe – Screening of Land of Plenty with discussion by Monica Jacobe, Library Auditorium, 7:00PM

Sept. 20: Close Readings — David Blake and Ben Rifkin on passages from Moby Dick and Anna Karenina, Business Building Lounge, 11:30AM-12:20PM

Sept. 20: Keynote Lecture on Social Justice and the Politics of Dissent in the Muslim World, Omid Safi, University of North Carolina, Library Auditorium, 6:00PM-7:30PM

Sept. 21: Exploring Liberty Speaker Series: Mark J. Cherry (St. Edward’s University), “Why Morality Requires God: The Ultimate Arbitrariness of Secular Ethics,” Science Complex P101, 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Sept. 27: Politics Forum with Terry Epperson and John Oliver — Too Hot to Not Touch: Using Wikipedia Editing Assignments to Foster Information Literacy and Deep Disciplinary Engagement, Library Auditorium, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Sept. 27: Film showing of Repentance with faculty panel discussion following on topic of transition from tyranny to degrees of freedom in Argentina (Adriana Rosman-Askot), China (Qin Shao), Hungary (Judit Kardos), Romania (Andrea Salgian), Russia (Irina Yampolskaya), and Spain (Marimar Huguet-Jerez). Moderator: Ben Rifkin. Library Auditorium, 6:30PM-10:00PM

Oct. 7: Envisioning Europe Film Screening of Blind Sunflowers, Library Auditorium, 2:00PM

Oct. 9: Envisioning Europe Film Screening of Blind Sunflowers, Business School Lounge 7 pm

Oct. 11: Politics Forum with Marilyn Kendrix (U. of New Haven) — The Intersection of Systemic Racism, Mass Incarceration, and Poverty in the US Social, Science Building, room 223, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Oct. 11: Envisioning Europe Lecture by Angel G. Loureiro (Princeton University), “Franco’s Spain: Repression and the Strictures of Thinking,” Business School Lounge 7 pm

Oct. 16: “Languages and Careers” – Mr. John Rendeiro, Jr. (Vice President for Global Security and Intelligence of International SOS Assistance, Inc.), Library Auditorium, 4:00PM

Oct. 18: Politics Forum with Gregory Thielker — India in Flux: Drawing Along the Grand Trunk Road, Social Science Building, room 223, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Oct. 18: International Film Festival: East/West (in Russian and French with subtitles, discussion with Ben Rifkin), Library Auditorium, 6:30PM-9:00PM

Oct. 19: The Arts of Contemporary India – a daylong exploration of Indian art, music, dance, and film, Mayo Concert Hall, 10:30AM-5:30PM

Oct. 19: Exhibition opening – Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary India Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, TCNJ Art Gallery, AIMM Building, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Oct. 20: HSS Academic Excellence Awards (for rising seniors)

Oct. 20: Performance by Abhijit Banerjee and TARANG, Mayo Concert Hall, 8:00PM

Oct. 22: Visiting Writers Series: George Saunders (Syracuse University), Mayo Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

Oct. 23: Screening of “Papers” (documentary about immigration) and discussion Anne Galisky (director) and Marisol Conde-Hernandez, (from the New Jersey Dream Act coalition.), Mayo Concert Hall, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Oct. 23: Theocracy and Dissent in Contemporary Iran, Negin Nabavi, Montclair State University, Library Auditorium, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Oct. 24: Bruce Stout and David Holleran, “The Impact of Evidence-Based Practices on Requests for Out-of-Home Placement,” Location TBD, 1:00PM

Oct. 25: Close Readings — Diane Steinberg on Michael Drayton’s poem “Idea LXI,” Business Building Lounge, 11:30AM-12:20PM

Nov. 1: Close Readings — Jo Carney on the Fairy Tale Tradition, Business Building Lounge, 11:30AM-12:20PM

Nov. 2-3: Exploring Liberty Student Seminar: “Morality and Capitalism, Social Science Building, rooms 223, 225, 226 & 227 (Nov. 2, 5:00 -10:00PM; Nov. 3, 9:00AM – 9:00PM )

Nov. 8: Politics Forum: Post-Elections Panel Discussion with Professors Koch, Fair, and Bowen, Library Auditorium, 11:30 – 12:30

Nov 8: Guest Lecturer Dr. Kassahun Checole,”Roots of Current Political Instability in Africa,” New Education Building, Room 113, 12:30 to 1:50 pm

Nov. 8: Lecture on the Politics of Dissent and the Prospects for Political Change in Afghanistan by Amin Tarzi, Marine Corps University, Library Auditorium, 6:00PM-7:30PM

Nov. 15: Politics Forum with Elizabeth Borland — Age Composition and Generational Dynamics in Social Movements: Lessons from the Feminist Movement in Buenos Aires, Social Science Building, room 223, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Nov. 15: International Film Festival: The Lives of Others (in German with subtitles, discussion by Karen Fenner), Library Auditorium, 6:30PM-9:00PM

Nov. 24: Envisioning Europe Screening of Edge of Heaven, Library Auditorium, 7:00PM

Nov. 26: Envisioning Europe Screening of Edge of Heaven, Library Auditorium, 7:00PM

Nov. 29: Visiting Writers Series: CK Williams (Princeton University), Library Auditorium, 4:00PM

Nov. 29: Politics Forum with Lee Ann Riccardi — Conquering Emperors and Defeated Barbarians: Visual Propaganda in Ancient Rome, Social Science Building, room 223, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Nov. 28: Envisioning Europe Lecture by Rita Chin (University of Michigan), “Women, Islam, and the Politics of Immigration in Contemporary Europe,” Business School Lounge, 7 pm

Dec. 1: Kuhn Conference — “Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions: Fifty Years On,” with keynote speaker Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Location/Time TBD