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Student Event Spotlight
- On Wednesday, February 2 at 6 pm is Art as Measure of Civilization: An Ottoman Perspective. Zeynep Çelik is the Sakıp Sabancı Visiting Professor at Columbia University. A distinguished professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, her work focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth century urban history, colonialism, orientalism and modernity. This is an online lecture.
- Also on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:15 pm is the online Celebration of Recent Work by Roosevelt Montás. In his book Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation, Dominican-born American academic Montás tells the story of how a liberal education transformed his life, and offers an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities.
- On Thursday, February 3 at 1 pm is Maison Française’s online event on Reparations for Slavery: Memory, Justice, Responsibility. It will discuss the book Lexique des réparations de l’esclavage (Lexicon of Reparations for Slavery), by Magali Bessone and Myriam Cottias. The lecture will highlight the importance of the question of reparations within contemporary philosophical, historical and economic discussions about race and power.
- On Thursday, February 3 at 5:00 pm at Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 is Experiments in Skin: “Resting” History, Intimate Labor, and the Chemical Afterlife of Vietnam. This talk offers an account of how Vietnam’s chemical war was recorded on the body’s surface, and how Vietnamese women living with fears of on-going contamination come to labor with war’s toxic “afterlife.” Researcher Thuy Linh Tu considers how women speculate about historical conditions that “rest” (nằm nghĩ) in their bodies, and seek remediation for ailments that appear on their skin, in the absence of medical certainty about what ails them, and without expectations for a “clean” environmental future.
- On Friday, February 4 at 12:00 pm is the online Expert Panel: Russia & Ukraine: What Does Putin Want?. Four Professor at the s will discuss nd Peace Studies: 1) Putin’s possible goals in creating this crisis and his military options should he decide to move Russian forces into Ukraine, 2) Ukraine’s political, military and diplomatic moves to counteract Russian pressure tactics, and 3) US and European diplomatic efforts aimed at defusing this crisis.
Thomas Kitchin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons