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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Storrs CampusStudent Union Theatre
Join the Leadership Legacy Experience and Student Activities for a discussion on America After Obama: Examining our Discourse on Race, Diversity and Social Justice in the era after America's First Black President.
Charles F. Coleman Jr. is a seasoned civil rights attorney and legal analyst who has quickly emerged as one of the newest and strongest voices in the conversation on race, law, culture, politics, and civil rights. As a former Brooklyn, NY prosecutor turned civil litigator, Charles has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and his courtroom acumen is matched only by his leadership abilities, which he displays through his community mobilization and civic activism efforts.
Admission to this event is free. All members of the community are welcome to attend
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusHartford History Center, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
For more information and readings regarding this event, please visit http://humanities.uconn.edu/2017/01/24/3551/
Monday, March 6th, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusDODD Konover Auditorium
2017 Radha Devi Joshi Foundation Lecture Presents:
AMRITA BASU, Paino Professor of Political Science and Womenâs and Gender Studies at Amherst College
âWomenâs Dynastic Politics, Gender Inequality and Democracy in Indiaâ
March 6, 4-6PM
Konover Auditorium at Dodd Center
ABSTRACT: Professor Basuâs talk will explore the phenomenon of dynastic ties among women who are elected to political office in India, and questions the widely held view that the large numbers of female leaders and Members of Parliament whose family members precede them in office is a residue of tradition and suggest that it is a product of democratic processes. She will also question the assumption that womenâs dynasticism violates principles of democratic representation based on equal opportunities for qualified individuals. Instead, she will argue that high levels of womenâs dynasticism partially rectifies the historical under-representation of women in political office. Dynasticism is a result of societal prejudices, electoral processes and party biases and structures that have prevented women from attaining political office. While dynasticism accentuates certain forms of privilege, particularly related to social class, it also allows for greater representation of low caste and minority women. Until and unless India introduces legislative quotas for women, dynasticism functions as its surrogate.
More at http://asianamerican.uconn.edu/india-studies/radha-devi-joshi-lecture/
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL Room 4-209
Alexandra Moffett Bateau, John Jay College and Africana Studies (UConn
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center
On March 9 at 7:00 pm, in the Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center, Dov Waxman, professor of political science, international affairs, and Israel studies at Northeastern University will present âTrouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel.â Professor Waxman will describe how the conflict over Israel within the American Jewish communities has developed and what it means for the future of American Jewish politics. The event, sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, UConn's Middle East Studies Program, and the Department of Political Science, is free and open to the public.
Professor Waxman's presentation will be followed by a Q&A as well as a book signing of Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
From the back cover:
Drawing on a wealth of in-depth interviews with American Jewish leaders and activists, Waxman shows why Israel has become such a divisive issue among American Jews. He delves into the American Jewish debate about Israel, examining the impact that the conflict over Israel is having on Jewish communities, national Jewish organizations, and on the pro-Israel lobby. Waxman sets this conflict in the context of broader cultural, political, institutional, and demographic changes happening in the American Jewish community.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Storrs CampusRome Commons Ballroom
The Connecticut Appellate Court will hear two cases at UConn. This educational initiative is intended to provide students, educators and the public with a greater understanding of the court and its role and procedures. The arguments are open to the public.
9:00 a.m. Ballroom Opens/Screening Begins
Bladed or pointed items, weapons, food and beverages are not allowed. Guests are requested to not bring in briefcases, backpacks or large bags. There will be space to store bags in the ballroom lobby.
10:00AM Eleones Bueno v. Commissioner of Correction, AC 38662
11:15AM James M. Procaccini, Administrator v. Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, AC 38380
Following the arguments for each case, guests will have the opportunity to discuss with the attorneys.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak 438
Noora Lori (Boston University): Taâal Bachir (Come Tomorrow): The Politics of Waiting for ID papers
12:15 in Oak 438
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak 438
Virginia Oliveros (Tulane): A Working Machine: Patronage Jobs and Political Services in Argentina
12:15 in Oak 438
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