Event Archives

Events Archive

Activist Laboratory: People-Powered Action in Brazil's Eroding Democracy

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Miguel Lago (Brazilian political scientist and visiting professor at the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po, Paris) and Stanley Katz (Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School).

Location: A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

Radioactive Phantoms and the Politics of Exposure in Coastal Fukushima

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location: Joseph Henry House

Drugs, Crime, Sex, and Sufis: Politicizing Islam in Kurdish Istanbul

Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

Chris Houston and Onur Günay did anthropological research in Istanbul amongst Kurdish migrants, Islamic groups, and Sufi orders twenty years apart. In this talk, they will reflect upon surprising continuities and ruptures between state discourses and policies towards Islam and Kurds.

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

THE TOXIC CAMPUS BREW Whiteness, Masculinity, Drinking Laws, Stress and Shame

Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 12:00 pm

Jennifer S. Hirsch, a medical anthropologist, is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Brazil: A Biography

Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Environmental Humanities Colloquium: Ryo Morimoto

Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 111 East Pyne

The Hole: An Ethnographic Descent into Mexico City's 'Anexos'

Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 4:30 pm

In the past decade, informal addiction treatment centers called anexos (annexes) have proliferated throughout Mexico. Run and utilized by low-income communities, these centers utilize captivity, coercion and violence as instruments for recovery.

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Writing Capital's Cosmopole: Towards a Dialogical Narration of South African Performance

The Trial, A Film by Maria Augusta Ramos

Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

Screening and discussion of The Trial (with English subtitles). 

Location: 106 McCormick Hall

Amazon at the Crossroads: Emerging Threats and Opportunities for Conservation

Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

Beto Veríssimo is a senior researcher at Imazon, an NGO think-and-do-tank based in the Brazilian Amazon that he co-founded in 1990. He was trained in Agricultural  Engineering at the Federal Rural University of the Brazilian Amazon and earned a Masters in  Ecology at Pennsylvania State University.

Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson Building