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Review past Department of Anthropology events.
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Swahili Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

multi-day

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Diego Arispe-Bazán

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Diego Arispe-Bazán is a Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. He received his PhD from the Department of Anthropology at the University...

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Isaac Julien: The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats)

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum Exhibitions

“ [A] refined fusion of politics, history, and stunningly lush aesthetics.” -Artforum Isaac Julien’s groundbreaking 2007 video installation The Leopard (Western...

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Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Buffett Institute for Global Studies is hosting its inaugural Kurdish Studies Conference. The Kurdish Studies Conference Series aims to support...

multi-day

IN MOTION: Performance and Unsettling Borders

All day, sponsored by Department of Performance Studies

How do borders echo and reverberate as cultural geographies, unsettling space and forcing bodies to move, to organize, and to...

Feb
28
2019

Nations of Migrants: Panel and Conversation

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

As explored in the Block Museum exhibitions Caravans of Gold and The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats), nations around the world...

Feb
27
2019

Reproductive Justice Projects: a panel discussion

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

A panel discussion featuring five activists and alumni working on issues of reproductive justice in Chicago who will share their...

Feb
21
2019

Fulbright-Hays Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at this Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Award informational workshop. Stephen Hill will describe the program,...

Feb
20
2019

MENA Movie Night: Amreeka

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Please join us for the 1st screening of the new MENA Film Series! We will see Amreeka, by the Palestinian-American director...

Feb
19
2019

Revival from Below, The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Revival From Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam Faculty Book Colloquium presented by Professor Brannon Ingram, featuring panelists Professor Michelle...

Feb
14
2019

Fulbright-Hays Workshop

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at this Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Award informational workshop. Stephen Hill will describe the program,...

Feb
7
2019

Japanese American Internment Narratives After 9/11

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Professor Michelle Huang will examine two novels about Japanese American internment written after 9/11 to consider what these "neo-internment narratives"...

Feb
5
2019

Keyword: Reproduction

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

A panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators and activists discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as...

Feb
2
2019

Film screening: Jane: An Abortion Service

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

Reproductive Systems: Gender, Power and SocietyBlock Cinema continues its year-long series of programs inspired by One Book One Northwestern’s 2018-2019...

Jan
28
2019

Playing in the Gray

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents: “Playing in the Gray” a lecture by Kimberly Kay Hoang (University of...

Jan
25
2019

Comparative Politics Workshop with David Peyton

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

"Securing Property in Insecure Environments: Wealth Defense, Institutional Selection, and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo" David PeytonPh.D. Candidate, Northwestern...

Jan
23
2019

Gender & Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Join us for the winter installment of quarterly lunches for students. Meet current GSS students, staff, and faculty.

Jan
22
2019

Asian American Studies Career Round Table

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Come hear from Asian American Studies Alumni! See what they're doing after graduation and where they're headed! Featuring:  AJ Aguado, Senior...

Jan
17
2019

Performances Medioambientales en el Perú Contemporáneo

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

La conferencia comentará distintas intervenciones que vienen representando la destrucción del mundo natural. En todas ellas, vale decir, en la...

Jan
17
2019

Robert Launay: Savages, Romans, and Despots

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Robert Launay presents work from his new book "Savages, Romans, and Despots," a tour of early modern and modern history...

Jan
15
2019

Economics Junior Recruiting Seminar

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Junior Recruiting Seminar

Anne Karing (University of California, Berkeley): "Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone"

Jan
8
2019

LACS Colloquium - Ed Gibson

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

In contemporary scholarship on democratic regimes the U.S. tends to be held up as a model of institutionalized democracy and...

Dec
10
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Dec
6
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Dec
3
2018

Fanon, Aesthetics and the Decolonial Turn

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Critical Theory

DISCUSSION OF:- Alia Al-Saji, “Glued to the Image: Fanon and Muslim Racialization through Works of Art”- Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “On Metaphysical...

Dec
1
2018

Minorities in Philosophy Screening and Panel Discussion

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Critical Theory Research Workshop

UHURU PHALAFALA (STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY) & PREMESH LALU (UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE) HOST & CHAIR: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S MAP (MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY)...

Dec
1
2018

Minorities in Philosophy Screening and Panel Discussion

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Philosophy Department Lectures, etc.

UHURU PHALAFALA (STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY) & PREMESH LALU (UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE) HOST & CHAIR: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S MAP (MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY)...

Dec
1
2018

Minorities in Philosophy Screening and Panel Discussion

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Critical Theory

UHURU PHALAFALA (STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY) & PREMESH LALU (UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE) HOST & CHAIR: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S MAP (MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY)...

Nov
30
2018

New Docs: Call Her Ganda (2018)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

New Docs: Call Her Ganda PJ Raval, 2018, USA/Philippines, DCP, 98 min This documentary examines the 2014 murder of Jennifer Laude, a...

Nov
30
2018

EES Seminar: Francis L. de los Reyes III

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Linking the Microbiome to Reactor Performance: Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste as a Model System AbstractThe ‘omics revolution has generated...

Nov
27
2018

Ethiopia: A Turn to Democracy?

6:00 PM - 8:15 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

In 2018, there have been notable democratic advances and setbacks in Africa. The Working Group on Governance & Development has...

Nov
26
2018

Screening of "Duniya Juyi Juyi" (How Life Goes)

11:30 AM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Duniya Juyi Juyi (which means "How Life Goes" in Hausa) is a 69-minute docudrama written, filmed, directed, and acted in...

Nov
19
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study abroad program for undergraduates run...

Nov
16
2018

American Cultures Colloquium Speaker - Marianne Noble

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

“'All the vivacities lie in differences’: Sympathy in Stowe’s Dred and The Minister’s Wooing” Drawing from her second book, Rethinking Sympathy...

Nov
15
2018

Asian American Activism in Chicago

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

A round table featuring: Patricia Nguyen - Asian American Studies faculty; Axis Lab, a community arts organization in the Southeast Asian...

Nov
14
2018

Development Economics Lunch Seminar

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Development Economics Lunch Seminar

Ashley Wong & Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University) "Effect of Beliefs and Gender Roles on Girls’ Math Education" Abstract:In Ghana, a large gender...

Nov
12
2018

MENA Study Abroad Information Session

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Come learn from the Undergraduate Learning Abroad Office about study abroad options in the MENA region including Israel, Jordan, Morocco,...

Nov
7
2018

PAS Avant-Garde Africa Research Cluster Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

This year, the Program of African Studies has formed three interdisciplinary research clusters: Avant-Garde Africa, Health & Healing, and Security...

Nov
6
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Nov
6
2018

LACS Faculty and Graduate Colloquium series

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Over the past three decades, the widespread revival of colonial musics from Latin America has enriched the early music scene...

Nov
1
2018

Gayatri Gopinath & Marlon Bailey - Unruly Visions

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents "Unruly Visions" - a book talk by Gayatri Gopinath (New York University) moderated by...

Nov
1
2018

UNRULY VISIONS - Featuring Gayatri Gopinath

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

This is a Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora guest speaker lecture, featuring Gayatri Gopinath, from NYU. This is event is co-sponsored...

Oct
17
2018

Gender & Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Join us for our first installment of quarterly lunches for students. Meet current GSS students, staff, and faculty.

Oct
17
2018

Hubert Haddad: Conversations with the Author

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and Dialogues: French and the Global Humanities working group. HUBERT HADDAD is a...

Oct
16
2018

Richard W. Leopold Lecture: Vicente Fox

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM, sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

29th Annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture Perspectives and Challenges in US-Mexico Relationships Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be joining us...

Oct
15
2018

Keyword: Consent

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

A panel of scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the multiple, contested meanings of the keyword “consent” from the vantages...

Oct
15
2018

Sex, Drugs, and Global Health

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

What is the relationship between sex, drugs and global health? What role do human rights and the law play in...

Oct
11
2018

PAS Fall Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

The Program of African Studies invites both new and returning students, faculty, staff, and community members to our Fall Open...

Oct
10
2018

PAS L+L: Johnnetta Betsch Cole

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a prominenet Northwestern and Program of African Studies alum. She earned her MA (1959) and PhD (1967) degrees here...

Oct
9
2018

African History lecture by Sandra Greene (CCHS)

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

Sandra GREENE (Cornell U), author of Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition (2017) Lecture: “Uncommon...

Oct
8
2018

Timothy Mitchell - "On Capitalization"

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Science in Human Culture Program - Klopsteg Lecture Series

  Speaker Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University Title On Capitalization Abstract We have recently come to understand “the economy” not as a feature of all societies,...

Oct
3
2018

"South Asian Masculinities Through Ethnographic Film”

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Harjant S. Gill will show his 30 min film, Mardistan (Macholand) followed by a Q&A. Mardistan (Macholand) explores Indian manhood articulated through the...

Jun
21
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Brian Citro

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis: Lessons from Research and Global Advocacy Presenter: Brian Citro, JD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law,...

Jun
8
2018

PAS Annual Picnic

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join PAS for refreshments as we wrap up the end of the 2017-2018 academic year!

Jun
7
2018

AASP 2018 End of Year Reception

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Join us in celebration of the accomplishments of our program's graduating majors, minors and award winners!

Jun
6
2018

Killing is the Law - Dr. Joy James & Dr. Sora Han

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents our final event of the year – “Killing is the Law” a...

May
30
2018

Professionalization: How to Get Published

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is excited to host Gianna F. Mosser, Editor-in-Chief of Northwestern University Press, for...

May
29
2018

Solving the Mystery of Grace Jones: It’s the Holy Ghost

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Dr. Judith Casselberry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Bowdoin College Response by Dr. Francesca Royster, Associate Professor of English,...

May
18
2018

Afro-Latinidades: Blackness, Identity, and Space

All day, sponsored by The Latina and Latino Studies Program

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University presents its annual symposium for 2018, titled Afro-Latinidades: Blackness, Identity, and...

May
16
2018

Dance as a Public Good in Cuba - Elizabeth Schwall

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This presentation discusses how dance became a public good in Cuba in the late 1960s and 1970s. Dance leaders spearheaded...

May
10
2018

Voices of Experience: An Alumni Panel Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Fulbright Research & Teaching Assistantships:Fulbright • DAAD • Carnegie • Erasmus Mundus • CBYX • Critical Language Grant Six Northwestern alums...

May
4
2018

Pacific Island Studies Now Symposium

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Featuring: Vicente Diaz (Univ of Minnesota), Christina DeLisle (Univ. of Minnesota), and Hokulani Aikau (Univ. of Utah). Northwestern scholars include:...

Apr
30
2018

Care, Compassion, and Memory in the Ebola Museum

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Science in Human Culture Program - Klopsteg Lecture Series

What can practices to commemorate official epidemic responses tell us about the logics of response itself? Specifically, what do they...

Apr
26
2018

The Passion of Hak-Shing William Tam

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

A talk by Asian American Studies faculty, Justin Tse on Hak-Shing William Tam and the Chinese Christians at the center...

Apr
24
2018

The Treasury of Tradition - Rifka Cook

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Rifka Cook was born and raised in a Sephardi family in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 2001, she has taught first and...

Apr
24
2018

Lynn THOMAS lecture on African History (CCHS)

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

Lecture by Lynn THOMAS (University of Washington), author of Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya...

Apr
23
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Maxwell Akanbi

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: Smoking cessation in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress and Challenges Presenter: Maxwell Akanbi, MBBS, MSCI PhD Candidate, Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program...

Apr
19
2018

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Frank Schilbach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Technology Diffusion and Appropriate Use: Evidence from Western Kenya"

Apr
11
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Leah Neubauer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: MHM in 10: Menstruation Hygiene Management in Kenya Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public...

Apr
10
2018

Health Equity Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Medical Education: Student Activities

Peter Locke will be giving a talk to medical students regarding health equity and how medical students can promote equity...

Apr
9
2018

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Jenny Trinitapoli, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR SeminarJenny Trinitapoli, PhD Dr. Trinitapoli’s training and background is in two areas: social demography & the sociology of...

Apr
4
2018

Latin America and Human Rights Since the 1970s

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern 2018-2019

A panel presentation on four different topics concerning Human Rights in Latin America since the 1970s. Patrick Kelly (Buffet Postdoc): Sovereign...

Mar
27
2018

Hepatitis B Awareness

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Medical Education: Student Activities

This is a lunch talk with Dr. Claudia Hawkins on Hepatitis B and its epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. Dr. Claudia...

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