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Past events - Spring 2014

The Lewis Global Studies Center is a bustling center of opportunities and events. The following events were held this past semester. Check back in fall 2014 for upcoming events next semester.

Global Salon

Why I Spent Six Years Following Jeffrey Sachs Around Africa

With Nina Munk '88, author of "The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty."
Tuesday, April 15

Hip-Hop and Social Activism in Senegal

With members of Bideew Bou Bess, Gokh-bi System and The Senegal-America Project.
Monday, February 24

The Afro-Brazilian Body in Dance and Performance: a Conversation with Dance Choreographer Amalia Conrado

With Brazilian dance choreographer and Five Colleges Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Distinguished Visitor Amélia Conrado and Amherst Professor Lucia Suarez.
Wednesday, March 5

Tibetan Refugees Living Half a Century in Limbo

With Barry Kerzin MD, doctor to many high lamas and the poor in Dharamsala.
Tuesday, March 25

Cultural Tradition in Pakistan: The Politics of Sufi Music within the Islamic Tradition

With qawwal singer Asif Ali Khan and his group of musicians from Pakistan. Co-sponsored by the Asian Arts and Culture program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Friday, March 28

Don't Make Any Assumptions: A Conversation about the Vital Role of Listening in Resolving Conflict

With Lisa Gossels, award-winning filmmaker and member of the Selah Leadership Network.
Tuesday, April 1

Obsession with China, Obsession with Nobel Prize

With Shelley Chan and Howard Choy, Professors of Chinese Language and Cultural Studies at Wittenberg University.
Friday, April 11

Why I Spent Six Years Following Jeffrey Sachs Around Africa

With Nina Munk ’88, author of "The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty."
Tuesday, April 15

What’s Happening around the World (WHAW)

The American Studies Association's Academic Boycott of Israel

With Michael Thurston, Professor of English and Director of American Studies, Donna Divine, Professor of Government, and Elliot Fratkin, Professor of Anthropology.
Thursday, January 30

Is Germany too Powerful for Europe?

With Rolf Schutte, German Consul General for the New England States.
Monday, February 10

Christine Lagarde and the International Monetary Fund

With Smith faculty panelists Payal Banerjee, Simon Halliday, Roisin O'Sullivan, and Vis Taraz. Co-hosted by the Center for Women and Financial Independence.
Friday, February 28 (Campus Center Carroll Room)

Ukraine: Regional and Global Implications

With Brent Durbin, Assistant Professor of Government, and Sergey Glebov, Assistant Professor of History at Smith and Amherst Colleges.
Wednesday, April 23

Report Back

Global Seminar: Women's Health in India

With students who took the semester-long course and J-term travel component to India, Lisa Kelley ’14, Tatenda Mahlanza ’15, and Charis (Michelle) Deadwyler ’14.
Monday, March 3

Global Books

"L'Etranger en Cote d'Ivoire: Crises et controverses autour d'une categorie sociale" (The "Foreigner" in the Ivory Coast: Crises and Controversies Surrounding a Social Category.)

With author Alfred Babo, Visiting Lecturer in French Studies and Anthropology, and interlocutor Ibtissam Bouachrine, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Session conducted in French.
Thursday, February 27

"Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide" (University of Michigan Press, 2013)

With author Darcy Buerkle, associate professor of History. Interlocutors include Kevin Quashie, associate professor of Afro-American Studies, and Karen Remmler, professor of German Studies (Mount Holyoke). Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Program for the Study of Women and Gender.
Thursday, March 13

"Black Ethnic: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream" (Oxford, 2014)

With author Chrissie Greer and discussant Daphne Lamothe, associate professor, Afro-American Studies.
Friday, April 4