lecture

lecture

Reflections on Kinship Trouble

A lecture by Judith Butler
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7 PM
Julius S. Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Judith Butler examines how Euripedes’ Bacchae provides insight into new forms of kinship, multiple parenting, and primary relations that exceed and confound biological and marital bonds.

Swedish Poetry Today

A Reading and Panel Discussion with Anna Hallberg, Jörgen Gassilewski, and Johannes Göransson
Friday, April 6, 2012
6PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anna Hallberg, Jörgen Gassilewski, and Johannes Göransson read and discuss their works within the context of contemporary Swedish poetry. Moderated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, English-language translator of the poetry of Anna Hallberg.

From One Island to Another: Dominican Immigration to New York, 1892-1924

A lecture by Ramona Hernández
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

Using Ellis Island documents and other institutional archival records, Ramona Hernández, director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York, paints a compelling portrait of Dominicans who wanted to make New York their permanent home.

Sports & Ethnicity: Jewish and Palestinian Soccer Teams in Argentina and Chile

A lecture by Raanan Rein
Thursday, March 29, 2012
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Raanan Rein examines the history of two soccer clubs to demonstrate how club membership can sustain distinct ethnic identities and facilitate integration into the local society.

Public Space & Public Consciousness

A lecture by Michael Kimmelman
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times, explores “the political power of physical places” evident in locations from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park.

Is A Public School A Public Good Or A Shoestore?

A lecture by Diane Ravitch
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch tackles one of the most provocative issues in education today: What’s behind the trend to close low-scoring schools and turn them over to private managers?

The Journey of the “Russian Columbus” from Victorian England to Bollywood

A Lecture by Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anindita Banerjee will discuss two translations of an unusual text of the 15th century — the travelogue of a Russian merchant, which is punctuated and even overwhelmed by its religious invocations to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed.

Color, Ethnic/Race Identity & Socioeconomic Status In Latin America

A lecture by Edward Telles
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Professor Edward Telles discusses the pitfalls of using census data to define ethnicity,  race and socioeconomic status in countries throughout Latin America.

Why I Write

A discussion with Caryl Phillips and Hisham Matar
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
7 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Acclaimed global novelists Caryl Phillips and Hisham Matar read from their recent works, and discuss what motivates them to write.

Psychoanalysis & Our Time

A lecture by Éric Laurent
Thursday, September 29, 2011
7 PM
Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

World-renowned psychologist, Professor Éric Laurent, examines the complex roles that psychoanalysis plays in today's culture.