Helena Viramontes, Spring 2012 Mary Routt Chair of Writing, presents a lecture to speak on the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
Assistant professor of anthropology Anthony Shenoda explores the ways in which some Coptic Christians in Egypt publicly confess their Christian faith in an Islamic public sphere.
Mary MacNaughton, director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and associate professor of art history at Scripps College, talks about Pacific Standard Time and “Clay’s Tectonic Shift,” focusing on the ways in which Mason, Price and Voulkos created a new kind of clay sculpture which left the domain of craft to align with the avant-garde.
Alice Paterakis, Director of Conservation at the Kaman-Kalehoyuk Excavation for the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archeology in Turkey, discusses the pros and cons of development around historically significant sites throughout Athens, Greece.
Peter Baldwin, one of the world’s leading historians of comparative social policy, talks about his recent book “The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike.”
Professor of International Relations David Andrews speaks at UCLA’s Center for European and Eurasian Studies about the euro and the future of Europe.
Assistant professor of French France Lemoine discusses the daunting transformation of Proust’s seven-volume novel “A La Recherche du Temps Perdu” into a graphic novel.
Mao Tse-Tung has been called many things: revolutionary, visionary, psychopath, demagogue, etc. etc. Rarely, however, is Mao associated with fashion, and it would seem absurd, at first, to label Mao a fashion icon. Yet it’s undeniable that the “Mao suit” has attained a kind of iconic status, signifying precisely all those conflicting characteristics long associated with Mao himself.
Democracies in our global age will have to engage with the question of diversity and cultural difference. This question of multiculturalism is important today as Europe and United States face increasing anxieties about their national identity in response to immigration, Sunnis clash with Shias, and Jews collide with Muslims.
During the past 10 years there has been serious interest on the part of scholars, policy makers, non-profits, state officials, and community members as to the relationship between schools and prisons in the United States. Professor Damien Sojoyner explores the micro-processes by which public education as a state structure, functions and operates within the parameters of the prison system.