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E.g., 01/28/2015
E.g., 01/28/2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Food and Politics

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Wait list only

This seminar explores the relationships and connections between food and politics. To study the politics of food is to study the power relationships involving the production, distribution, subsidizing and marketing of food. Although not always apparent, government and corporations are inextricably bound in food policies that directly and profoundly affect our lives.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
New Approaches to the 9-12 U.S. Curriculum on North Africa and the Middle East

9 am to 3 pm

Interested in moving beyond the clash of civilizations narrative surrounding topics like the Crusades, the Ottoman Empire, and the “rise and spread of Islam” as presented in your textbook?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
America's Response to the Holocaust

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Wait list only

Although there is widespread agreement that American authorities knew by 1942 of Hitler’s plan to annihilate Europe’s Jews, there is no consensus about the nature and effectiveness of America’s response to the Holocaust.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
"A comic book can be true!?!" : Considering Non-fiction Comics

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Wait list only

While the term “non-fiction comics” may not be familiar, you have likely heard of the following comics, even though they are often referred to as “graphic novels”: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and, of course, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, to name a few.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Politics of International Law

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Aerial drones, humanitarian intervention, cyber attacks, torture. The big debates in world politics today are entangled with international law and with controversy over what is legal and what is not.

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