Current Events

February

Thursday, February 20: Poets on Poets with David Mills on Langston Hughes

Monday, February 24: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group - Lila Abu-Lughod's Do Muslim Women Need Saving? led by Moustafa Bayoumi

*Rescheduled Tuesday, February 25: Remixing Nina Simone: Myth, Meme, and Icon of a Movement with Salamishah Tillet

Wednesday, February 26: Hair and the Gender Politics of Late-1960s Youth Culture with Elizabeth Wollman

Thursday, February 27: Poets on Poets with Ben Lerner on John Ashbery

March

Monday, March 3: Wolfe Fellowship Lecture Series - Slaves and Intoxicants: The Intermingled Economies of West Africa and Bahia, 1650-1750 with Chris Ebert

Tuesday, March 4: Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War film screening followed by Q&A with Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Wednesday, March 12: Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights with Samuel G. Freedman

Wednesday, March 12: Frederic Ewen Lecture on Civil Liberties and Academic Freedom with David Lyon - Distributed Dystopia: Surveillance and Visibility in Dave Eggers' The Circle 

Thursday, March 13: Frederic Ewen Lecture on Civil Liberties and Academic Freedom with David Lyon - Surveillance after Snowden: Decoding the "Snooping Scandal"

Monday, March 17: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group - Lila Abu-Lughod's Do Muslim Women Need Saving? led by Moustafa Bayoumi

Wednesday, March 19: MFA Intergenre Reading Series with poet Dana Ward, Donna Di Novelli, & Adam Ross

Wednesday, March 19: Stem Cell Dialogues

Monday, March 31: Linguistic Diversity: A Socio-linguistic Perspective with Ilan Stavans

Monday, March 31: What Melting Pot? Multi-culturalism and American Jews: Oy, Are We a Pluribus? with Ilan Stavans

April

Tuesday, April 1: Tweeting at Windmills: Cervantes and Don Quixote in the 21st Century with Ilan Stavans and William Childers

Tuesday, April 1: Isaac Bashevis Singer's Women and Mine Ilan Stavans presents the Frances Haidt Annual Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, April 1: Screening of My Mexican Shivah 

*Change in Location Wednesday, April 2: Writing Memoirs about Making Films with Susana Aikin

Thursday, April 3: A New Sound in Hebrew: National Identity and the National Poet with Miryam Segal

Monday, April 7: Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family with Najla Said

Monday, April 7: Are We More Equal? 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Monday, April 7: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group - Lila Abu-Lughod's Do Muslim Women Need Saving? led by Moustafa Bayoumi

Wednesday, April 9: Wolfe Fellowship Lecture Series - The American Android: Sex, Suffrage, and Science Fiction with Scott Dexter

Wednesday, April 9: MFA Intergenre Reading Series with poet Lisa Jarnot and fiction writer Susan Choi

Thursday, April 10: The Performances of Everynight Life in the Sixties with Tavia Nyong'o

Thursday, April 24: Jewish Languages Used by Women and Other Jews as part of the Frances Haidt Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 30: Singing the Gods: Songs of Devotion, Praise and Invocation 

Wednesday, April 30: MFA Reading Series with Richard Russo

May

Friday, May 2: 17th Annual Day of the Poet

Monday, May 5: Mr. Seymour Kaplan '76 - Eyewitness at Dachau

Wednesday, May 7: Finding Common Ground: Tolerance in Experimental Improvisation with Dan Blake

Wednesday, May 7: 16th Charles Lawrence II Memorial Lecture

Thursday, May 8: Whiting Seminar on Teaching and Research with Brigid O'Keeffe and David Schur

Monday, May 12: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group - Lila Abu-Lughod's Do Muslim Women Need Saving? led by Moustafa Bayoumi

Thursday, May 15: Latin/Jewish Jazz with Anat Cohen, Arturo O'Farrill, and the Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble