What’s going on at SIPA this week…

Monday, January 23, 2012 through Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ongoing Exhibit: Behind the Porous Curtain: Photography by Anatoly Pronin
International Affairs Building, 12th Floor Harriman Atrium
Harriman Institute
Photography Exhibit with Anatoly Pronin.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime
Middle East Institute
Lecture with Joseph Sassoon, moderated by Timothy Mitchell.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UN Studies Program Panel on, “The Security Council and its Human Rights Agenda: Children and Armed Conflict; New Tools to Fight Impunity”
UN Studies Program
Round-table discussion moderated by Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Director of the UN Studies Program; featuring: Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict; Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations; Grace Akallo, former child soldier from Uganda, Founder and Executive Director of United Africans for Women and Children Rights (UAWCR); and Jo Becker, Advocacy Director, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch. A reception will follow.

Book Discussion with Simon Gikandi: Slavery and the Culture of Taste
Institute for African Studies
Panel to discuss Simon Gikandi’s new book Slavery and the Culture of Taste, with Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, University of Michigan; Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University; Madeleine Dobie, Columbia Univeristy; and moderated by Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 ILAS Travel Grants Information Session
Institute of Latin American Studies
Information Session: Come learn about the Institute of Latin American Studies Research and Internship Travel Grants for 2012.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America
Institute of Latin American Studies
Lecture and part of the University Seminar on Latin America Series presented by Mark Ungar,  Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Medicine and Magic at the “Rooftop of the World”
Harriman Institute
Symposium with Paolo Ognibene, University of Bologna; Yuri Stoyanov, SOAS, London; and Paolo Delaini, University of Bologna. Followed by film screening of “Legami e riti, Love and Rituality,” a short documentary by Paolo Delaini.

Mormonism and American Politics Conference
Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion
Day one of a two-day conference on Mormonism. Speakers include Randall Balmer, Columbia; Richard Bushman, Claremont Graduate University; Claudia Bushman, Claremont Graduate University; Joanna Brooks; Matthew Bowman; David Campbell, Notre Dame; Sarah Barringer Gordon, Penn Law; Jan Shipps, The Polis Center; and others.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mormonism and American Politics Conference
Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion
Day two of a two-day conference on Mormonism. Speakers include Randall Balmer, Columbia; Richard Bushman, Claremont Graduate University; Claudia Bushman, Claremont Graduate University; Joanna Brooks; Matthew Bowman; David Campbell, Notre Dame; Sarah Barringer Gordon, Penn Law; Jan Shipps, The Polis Center; and others.

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