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Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference

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

The conference convenes annually to discuss the experiences and struggles of Kurds, and the historical and comparative study of Kurdish...

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Thinking Andean Studies Conference

All day, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Thinking Andean Studies conference continues its mission to strengthen the interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field...

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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...

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Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Diego Arispe-Bazán

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by 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...

Sep
18
2019

MENA Languages at the Academic Directions Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Want to find out about studying Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, and Persian, study abroad and other options for your course of study?...

Jun
17
2019

Third Coast CFAR Seminar Series—JENNIFER JAO, MD, MPH

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

Third Coast CFAR Seminar Jennifer Jao, MD, MPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious DiseasesDepartment of Medicine, Division of Infectious DiseasesNorthwestern University...

Jun
6
2019

Anthropology Four-Book Party

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Celebrate the release of four new books by anthropologists: Robert Launay: Savages, Romans, and other Despots: Thinging about Others from Montaigne...

Jun
6
2019

Asian American Studies End of Year Reception

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Join us in celebration of the accomplishments of our program's graduating majors, minors, and award winners! Entertainment, Food & Good Vibes!

Jun
3
2019

MENA Movie Night: The Matchmaker (Israel)

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

From the New York Times: In the summer of 1968 in Haifa, Israel, a teenager named Arik (Tuval Shafir) finds his...

May
18
2019

Film Screening + Discussion: Naila and the Uprising

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Please join us for this FREE screening of the documentary film Naila and the Uprising, followed by an in-depth discussion with...

May
14
2019

Keyword: Pleasure

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

A panel of Northwestern scholars, educators and activists will discuss the charged and contested meanings of “pleasure” in the academy...

May
13
2019

Maimonides the Mālikī — A Lecture by Marc Herman

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) penned perhaps the most comprehensive medieval account of rabbinic tradition. But his ideas were at odds with...

May
10
2019

Genealogies of an African Islamic Modernity

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

Both discourse and a historical condition defined by the reconciliation of African identities, Islamic forms of life, and global political...

May
7
2019

LACS Faculty and Graduate Colloquium: Carlos Gustavo Halaburda

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

Talk title: Lunfardos: Dramaturgy and the Futures of Procreationin Conservative Argentina, 1880-1930 Argentine dramaturgy functioned at the dawn of the twentieth century...

May
6
2019

MENA Graduate Student Colloquium

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Presentations by MENA doctoral students Open only to Northwestern graduate students and faculty   Özge Karagöz (Department of Art History) Turkish Post-Revolutionary Figuration in the...

May
2
2019

Todd Shepard lecture (CCHS)

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

Todd SHEPARD (Johns Hopkins U), author of The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France (2006),...

Apr
29
2019

Gentrification of the Sea:

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

How Global Racial Capitalism Continues to Extract Profit from Scenes of Environmental Degredation. A Talk by Aimee Bahng, Assistant Professor...

Apr
26
2019

Trans-Saharan Exchange and the Global Medieval Symposium

9:30 AM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Art History

Myers Symposium, April 26, 2019Organized by Christina Normore and Kathleen Bickford Berzock Trans-Saharan Exchange and the Global MedievalVisual and Cultural Studies...

Apr
25
2019

Film screening: Spell Reel (2017)

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

Spell Reel (Filipa César, 2017, France/Portugal, DCP, 96 min.) Freedom fighter Amìlcar Cabral commissioned a group of young filmmakers to document...

Apr
25
2019

Catharine MacKinnon: Butterfly Politics

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Professor MacKinnon will address the politics and law of sexual harassment, focusing on its violation of equality rights, considering the...

Apr
25
2019

Reporting Islam: Media, Policy, Politics

All day, sponsored by Global Politics and Religion Research Group

This international symposium will bring scholars of Islam, international and public affairs, education, race, and law together with practicing journalists...

Apr
24
2019

Access to Health Symposium

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Medical Education: Student Activities

Access to Health in Lagos:An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community   Wednesday, April 24th 4-8pmHughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center This...

Apr
24
2019

International Archaeologists in Conversation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

This is an informal event to preceed the larger presentation this evening: View Event.  The Block Museum presents a special opportunity to...

Apr
23
2019

Collapsing Time & Imagining Refugee Futures

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

A talk by Professor Patricia Nguyen. Please join us for a talk on conceptualizations of land and water and the...

Apr
17
2019

Gender & Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Lunch

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

Join us for the spring installment of quarterly lunches for students. Meet current GSS students, staff, and faculty. This lunch will...

Apr
16
2019

Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet

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

Throughout his career, acclaimed artist Fred Wilson has challenged assumptions of history, culture, race, and museum display by reframing objects...

Apr
12
2019

Conference on migration

All day, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

Graduate CONFERENCE on “Walls and Bridges: Migration and Its Histories” (convened by Breen Fellow Aram SARKISIAN)Friday, April 12—all day, starting...

Apr
11
2019

Saharan Futures Conference Keynote

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

  Keynote Address by Ann McDougall, University of AlbertaShifting Desert Sands: Mobility, Migration and Memory in Saharan Time and SpaceReception to...

Apr
10
2019

ExCHANGE the World: Study Abroad

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Global Learning Office

Come learn about our various exchange programs!First 25 students receive free 6 oz. Andy's Frozen custard :) In an exchange program,...

Apr
10
2019

Fulbright ETA Information Session

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

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future! Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility...

Apr
10
2019

Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Graduate Student Seminar

Joris Mueller (Northwestern University): "State Planning and Development: Evidence from Villagization in Tanzania"  

Apr
10
2019

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

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

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern’s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus...

Apr
4
2019

Movements: A Response to The Leopard

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

Movement is central in Isaac Julien’s 2007 video installation The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats), which presents a lyrical and...

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 Institute 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
9
2018

Information Session: Global Health Fogarty Fellowships

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

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health clinical research training for pre- and post-doctoral candidates...

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...

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