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The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: Intergenerational Tension, Forbidden Love and Questions of Identity in 20th Century Israel will conclude the series Contemporary Israeli Voices, 2016. Sarit Yisha-Levi’s first novel The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, became a best seller in Israel, received the Publisher’s Association’s Gold and Platinum Prizes in 2014 as well as the Steimatzky […]

This coming week, the Friends of the Library Board will host an event on November 9th at 4:30pm for a talk by Christina Heatherton and Jordan Camp on their new edited volume, Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. The gathering will be held in the in the Smith Reading Room at […]

Native American Reptriation Poster

Key Issues in Black Feminism Presents #BlackGirl Magic Aimee Meredith Cox The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out Shapeshifters:  Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship Monday, April 24, 2016  7:15 p.m. Beckham Hall Book signing to follow.  Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by: Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; Anthropology Department; […]

Stanley Fish will deliver the 25th annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression tomorrow night, Thursday, February 18. The title of his talk is, “Micro-aggressions, Trigger Warnings, Cultural ‘Appropriations’ and History: What’s Happening on Campus?” The talk begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Florida […]

Richard S. Field, “Cutting Remarks II: Thoughts on the Woodblocks used by Albrecht Dürer and his Contemporaries to Print their Woodcuts.” February 17, 5:00 pm  CFA Hall Snow date: February 18, 5:00 pm FREE! There exist hundreds of books and articles about the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Burgkmair, and their Italian colleagues, […]

Please join us this Wednesday for a talk and book signing event with Emma Sky, an international development expert and peace activist who was initially opposed to the war in Iraq, but later became a high profile advisor to the US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Unraveling Iraq” Talk and Book Signing with Emma Sky […]

Bethany Berger ’90, the Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, delivered the annual Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 17 in Olin Library’s Smith Reading Room. Her topic was “Birthright Citizenship on Trial — Immigration and Indigeneity.” Egged on by Donald Trump, the majority of Republican candidates have supported ending birthright citizenship. This talk looked at this 14th amendment right, its constitutional origins, and the different things it meant for American Indians and immigrants.

Berger started her research on birthright citizenship after developing an interest in the different ways the system works for native people and immigrants, and the different ways the process works for these groups—and the similarities. The topic of birthright citizenship, she observed is a topic that has become “unexpectedly open to debate,” she said, referring to the Republican presidential runners. “They’ve opened a debate about the worth of birthright citizenship and whether we really have to do it,” implying that the U.S. is the only country that offers this path to citizenship.

EARTH DAY EVENTS: Tuesday, April 21 – NOON – Guest Speaker Gregg Mitman – Exley Science Center, Room 058 EARTH DAY TALK WITH GREGG MITMAN – FORGOTTEN PATHS OF EMPIRE RSVP FOR FREE LUNCH to Vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu    

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