Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "L'oeil du cyclone" / "The Eye of the Storm" (Sekou Traoré, 2015, 100 min, France/Burkina Faso, in French w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) / In a small African country, an idealistic lawyer reluctantly defends a rebel, and former child soldier, on trial for war crimes, and begins... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lilly Library
Area studies is often simplistically depicted as little more than a Cold War form of knowledge, but its emergence as a component of the postwar American academic scene was in fact propelled and shaped by visions, exigencies and contingencies that were not initially or exclusively about the needs of... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
This panel will use Zachary Lockman's influential book, Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge, 2004), as a jumping off point to discuss the ways in which Westerners have examined and depicted Islam and the Middle East. The discussion will also... Read More »
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Ayanda and the Mechanic" (Sarah Blecher, 2015, 105 min, South Africa, in English, Color, Blu-Ray) / In a community, vibrant with migrants from across the African Continent, against the backdrop of unspoken love, a young woman tries to navigate a path for herself. But this is a... Read More »
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at New York University.