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Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference

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

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

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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...

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Drone Stories

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, sponsored by Dittmar Memorial Gallery

Sabba S. Elahi's Drone Stories reminds us of the drones and crosshairs that loom above us near and far and...

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
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...

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...

Mar
14
2018

LACS Graduate Grant/Fellowship Writing Workshop

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

Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program as we host Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director of the Office of...

Mar
2
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

“Bipolar Disorders:Varieties of Capitalism andSubtypes of Populism in LatinAmerica and Europe” Kenneth Roberts Professor, Department of Government Cornell University

Feb
28
2018

Global Café - Alyssa Lynne

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Alyssa Lynne, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology! Alyssa Lynne is a Doctoral student...

Feb
26
2018

A Conversation with Writer Elif Batuman

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

This event is open to Northwestern students and faculty only. Please join the MENA Program, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program,...

Feb
26
2018

Engage Chicago Regular Deadline

All day, sponsored by Center for Civic Engagement

Engage Chicago is an immersive summer program. Through hands-on experience, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community...

Feb
23
2018

EES Seminar Series: Vidya Venkataramanan

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

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Tales of Community-Based Sanitation Behavior Change Programs from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean Sanitation remains one of...

Feb
22
2018

Rosamond King: Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness"

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

Sponsored by the African Gender and Expressive Arts working group Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness:" Constructions of Gender, Sexuality, and Family in...

Feb
21
2018

How Do I Get a Job? Where Can MENA Take Me?

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Meet MENA alumns currently working at IBM, Resolution Media & Yelp, learn how they got their jobs — and how...

Feb
20
2018

Public Lecture: A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawaii

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Featuring: Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Associate Editor of American Quarterly.

Feb
20
2018

American Quarterly Publishing Workshop

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

Presented by Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Assoc. Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Associate Editor of American...

Feb
15
2018

La diaspora africana a través de un centro de memoria

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group (Buffett Institute)

The Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies is excited to host Dr. Sergio...

Feb
14
2018

LACS Graduate Research Seminar

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

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as Veronica Davila Ellis, Carlos Halaburda, and Catalina Rodriguez (all from Spanish and...

Feb
6
2018

Heino Falcke: Imaging Black Holes now and in the future

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: Imaging Black Holes now and in the future Speaker: Heino Falcke, Radboud University Nijmegen Host: Rocco Coppejans Abstract: One of the most fundamental predictions of general...

Feb
5
2018

EES Seminar Series: Jonathan Higgins

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

Hydropower by Design: a system-scale analytical approach to assess social, environmental, and economic consequences of alternatives for multiple dam siting...

Jan
31
2018

LACS Graduate Research Seminar

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

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as Jayson Porter (History) and Walther Maradiegue (Spanish and Portuguese) present the latest...

Jan
26
2018

Harambee

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

Multicultural Student Affairs hopes you can join us at Harambee. The term "Harambee" is Swahili for ‘pull together’, is most...

Jan
24
2018

Nao Lecture: Tatiana Seijas

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

This year's Nao Lecture will feature Tatiana Seijas from Penn State University, who will speak about indigenous peoples' confrontation with...

Jan
23
2018

Governance and Development Study Group: Meeting 1

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Governance and Development Study Group

Topic: KenyaPresenter: James T. GathiiWing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law The...

Jan
17
2018

Global Café - Alvita Akiboh

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Alvita Akiboh, a Ph.D. student with the Department of History! Alvita Akiboh is a Doctoral...

Jan
15
2018

Global Health Corps Deadline

All day, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long...

Jan
10
2018

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Jan
8
2018

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

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

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Jan
2
2018

MENA Monday: Karen Rignall

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

Karen Rignall is Assistant Professor of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment at...

Dec
6
2017

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Nov
30
2017

BME Seminar Series: Tania Douglas, PhD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Biomedical Engineering Department

Tania Douglas, PhDVisiting Scholar at Northwestern UniversityProfessor and South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & InnovationUniversity of Cape TownHost:...

Nov
30
2017

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

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

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Nov
29
2017

Development Economics Lunch Seminar

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

Ameet Morjaria (Northwestern University): "TBA"

Nov
27
2017

MENA Graduate Student Colloquium

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Presentations by MENA graduate students Keegan Terek (Anthropology), Matthew Bent (Theatre), and Safa Al-Saeedi (Political Science). Open to Northwestern graduate students...

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