[Summit] Featured Events at Brown through Sunday 27 Sept.
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Mon Sep 14 13:55:02 CDT 2015
Also of note this week:
Tuesday 15 September
4:45 p.m. City Plan Commission, 444 Westminster St at Empire (considering proposals for Everett and Angell Streets)
7 p.m. Waterman Street Dog Park Committee, Books on the Square, 471 Angell at Elmgrove
Wednesday 16 September
6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Republican presidential debates (4 lesser candidates followed by 11 main ones), CNN and Salem Radio
Thursday 17 September
5 to 9 p.m. Gallery Night Providence
Saturday 19 September
9 a.m to 1 p.m. Summit Neighborhood Association Yard Sale, Church of the Redeemer, 655 Hope Street at Savoy (above Brown Stadium and opposite East Side Prescriptions and Rochambeau Library)
“If you’d like to participate as a seller, please register at: http://www.sna.providence.ri.us/upcoming-events/. The fee is $15 if you bring your own table, or $20 if a table is to be furnished by SNA.”
Sunday 20 September
noon to 5 p.m. Hope Street Fair, on Hope Street between Rochambeau Avenue and Fifth Street (or between the library and the hospital)
Best wishes for the Jewish New Year.
Have a good week,
Featured Events at Brown
[web version, with more graphics, here: http://news.brown.edu/events]
Monday 14 September 3:00pm
Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal
Several scholars will take part in a panel discussion about "Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal," hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. With Congress set to consider a deal to restrict Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, professors will discuss the ins and outs behind the proposed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Panelists include Leon Cooper, the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Science; Derek Stein, associate professor of physics and engineering; Nicholas Miller, assistant professor of political science; and Sue Eckert, senior fellow at the Watson Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Boucher, ambassador in residence. Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies, the event begins at 3 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Wednesday 16 September 12:00pm
Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear
Middle East Studies presents a book discussion on Nadera Shalhoub-Kervokian's Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear. Shalhoub-Kervokian, chair in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Criminology, will discuss how fear and surveillance have been turned into a "security theology." Her book focuses on the importance for colonizers to preserve fear in order to gain power, which has created boundaries in the name of biblical claims. Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a native Palestinian feminist, activist, and scholar. The event is free, but registration is required. A book signing will follow. The event begins at noon in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Wednesday 16 September 4:00pm
Book panel: From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs presents a book panel discussion on Alexander Gourevitch's From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century. The books focuses on the radical ideas of 19th century "labor republicans" on freedom and slavery. Moderated by Professor Mark Blyth, panelists include Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell University; Brandon Terry, assistant professor of African and African American studies and social studies at Harvard University; and Gourevitch, author and assistant professor of political science. A book signing and reception will follow. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Thursday 17 September 2:30pm
A reading by author David Small
Author David Small will read from his work as part of the Program in Literary Arts' Writers On Writing Reading Series. Small, an illustrator and graphic artist, is the author of the National Book Award finalist Stitches, which recounts the traumatic surgery he experienced that nearly left him mute. His works have won several awards, been translated into several languages, and have been turned into films and musicals. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.
Thursday 17 September 4:00pm
The Right to Face Your Accuser: Child Abuse and the Sixth Amendment
The Political Theory Project presents a Janus Forum lecture titled "The Right to Face Your Accuser: Child Abuse and the Sixth Amendment." The lecture will focus on whether the Confrontation Cause in the 14th Amendment should limit the admissibility of children's statements. The clause allows accusers to come face to face with witnesses against them. Speakers will discuss alternative perspectives of the clause and the child abuse circumstances raised in the Ohio v. Clark case. Speakers include Richard Friedman, professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, and Thomas Lyon, chair in law and psychology at the University of South Carolina School of Law. A discussion will follow the lecture. The event begins at 4 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Room 117, Starr Auditorium, 167 Thayer St.
Thursday 17 September 5:30pm
Charles Blow: A New Civil Rights Movement
New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow will deliver a lecture titled "A New Civil Rights Movement," presented by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. For several years, Blow has written about issues of race, politics, public opinion and social justice. He is contributor at CNN and has appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, the Andrea Mitchell Reports, Fox News, BBC, and numerous radio programs. Blow is the author of the Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a memoir about the "out-of-time" Louisiana town where he grew up and a place where the ramifications of slavery were still felt. The event is free, but registration is required. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, the College Green.
Friday 18 September 2:00pm
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: Social Services as Electoral Strategy in India
Numerous professors will take part in a book discussion focused Tariq Thachil's Elite Parties, Poor Voters: Social Services as Electoral Strategy in India, hosted by the Brown India Initiative. A political science professor at Yale University, Thachil is interested in the study of South Asian political parties, behaviors, social movements, and ethnic politics. His award-winning book is about elite parties' use of social services to win mass support. Speakers include Brown faculty Patrick Heller, professor of sociology; Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, associate professor of political science; and Ashutosh Varshney, professor of international studies and director of the Brown-India Initiative. University of Chicago associate professor Dan Slater will also join the discussion. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Friday 18 September 5:30pm
The Refugee Crises: Reshaping Europe and the Middle East
Numerous academics will take part in a teach-in hosted by Middle East Studies titled "The Refugee Crises: Reshaping Europe and the Middle East." Speakers will discuss the current refugee events unfolding throughout Europe and the Middle East and explain the causes, realities and consequences of this crisis. Speakers include Keith Brown, faculty fellow at the Watson Institute and director of postdoctural and undergraduate policy programs; Reva Dhingra '14, program assistant for the Syria Regional Response Unit; Beshara Doumani, professor of modern Middle East history; Sarah Tobin, an associate director at Middle East Studies; Nicola Perugini, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow; and J. Nicholas Ziegler, visiting associate professor at the Watson Institute. A livestream will available online. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in List Art, Room 120, 64 College St.
Friday 18 September 7:00pm to Sunday 20 September 3:00pm
Concert performance: Trial by Jury
The Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan student group presents a concert performance of "Trial By Jury," an adaption of the one-act operetta. The operetta focuses on a comedic trial that involves the breaking of an engagement after the defendant falls in love with someone else. The performance is free and open to the public. Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. All performances will be held in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium 154 Angell St. For more information, visit http://students.brown.edu/BUGS/
Monday 21 September 4:00pm
Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia
Winifred Tate, assistant professor of anthropology at Colby College, will deliver a lecture titled "Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia," as part of the Security Seminar Series. The lecture will focus on the U.S. policymaking efforts implemented in Plan Colombia, a diplomatic aid initiative that was meant to cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, and support peace in Colombia. Based on cultural observations, Tate's discussion will place an emphasis on that initiative as a topic for contemporary state formation. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Wednesday 23 September 7:00pm
Film screening: The Wanted 18
Middle East Studies presents a screening of The Wanted 18, a documentary about the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance. The film focuses on the story of how 18 dairy cows were brought to the West Bank town of Beit Sahour during first Intifada, which was declared a threat to the security of the Israeli occupation. The screening will be presented by Nicola Perugini, Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Italian Studies and Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies, and the Department of Modern Culture and Media, the event begins at 7 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Wednesday 23 September 9:00pm to Saturday 26 September 6:00pm
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs presents CineBrasil 2015, an annual film festival Sept. 23-26 showcasing recent highly regarded Brazilian cinema. Featuring documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, the festival will include a variety of footage that deals with issues of everyday life, race relations, LGBTQ life, loneliness, and other topics. Film screenings include Últimas Conversas, Orestes, and Um Homem Comum. All of the screenings will have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, the event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow after the Sept. 23 screening. The event begins at 9 p.m. in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell St. For a full schedule, visit http://watson.brown.edu/brazil/events/2015/cinebrasil-2015
Friday 25 September 9:30am
Violence, Terror, and the Image
The Cogut Center for the Humanities presents "Violence, Terror, and the Image," an all-day symposium that focuses on the power of images in the context of terrorism. Presenters will raise questions about the communications methods used, how satire is involved in the political realm, and the relationship between secular and non-secular commitments to images. Speakers include Sadia Abbas, associate professor in the Program in Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; Ariella Azoulay, professor of comparative literature and media; Faisal Devji, of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; Rosalind Morris, professor of anthropology at Columbia University; Bruce Robbins, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University; and David Wills, professor of French studies. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. in Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting St. For a complete program, visit
Tuesday 1 September 8:45am to Saturday 31 October 11:55am
A Peculiar Aesthetic: Representation and Images of Slavery
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice presents "A Peculiar Aesthetic: Representation and Images of Slavery," an exhibition about one of America's darkest issues. Throughout United States history, racial slavery has been contested as an evil that continues to shape contemporary conversations. Featuring historic artwork from the University Library's Instructional Image Collection, the exhibition examines how these images tell a story about the prevalence of slavery in the New World and American society. The exhibition will be on display through October 31 in CSSJ, 94 Waterman St. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-5085.
Thursday 10 September 8:30am to Friday 6 November 5:00pm
DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition
The Art at Watson initiative presents DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition, an exhibition of work by photographer Dana Gluckstein. The exhibition consists of 60 black-and-white portraits of indigenous peoples taken over three decades with the intention of capturing "The fleeting period of world history where traditional and contemporary cultures collide." In conjunction with the exhibit, Gluckstein will moderate a panel discussion titled “Creative Activism: Art and Social Justice" on Friday, Sept. 11, at noon. Gluckstein has photographed prominent figures including Nelson Mandela, and Muhammad Ali, and has shot award-winning advertising campaigns for clients including Apple and Toyota. DIGNITY will be on display on the walls of the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St., through Nov. 6, 2015. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-6040.
Friday 28 August 10:00am to Friday 29 April 4:00pm
Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology presents "Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies," an exhibition that offers a glimpse into how Brown researchers have used modern technologies to discover how objects in ancient Egypt were made and used thousands of years ago. Although some of the objects on display are worn and broken from the years, visitors are encouraged to look inside the objects to learn about their history. Compiled from the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum, the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the exhibition aims to answer questions about how these items played a role in the daily lives of Egyptians. The exhibition will be on display through spring 2016, in the Haffenreffer Museum, the College Green. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Mondays and University holidays. For more information, call
Saturday 29 August 1:00pm to Sunday 25 October 4:00pm
Tony Fitzpatrick: The Secret Birds and Other Works
An exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Tony Fitzpatrick will be on display at the David Winton Bell Gallery. Titled "Tony Fitzpatrick: The Secret Birds and Other Works," the exhibition features several brightly colored illustrations of birds inspired by Greek mythology. Fitzpatrick is known for using his style to address issues of inequity and injustice, while celebrating the marginalized. An exhibition performance titled "Stations Lost" will be held in conjunction with the exhibit on October 9 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the List Art lobby, 64 College St., through October 25. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.
Friday 11 September 11:00am to Sunday 25 October 4:00pm
Hank Willis Thomas: Primary Sources
The David Winton Bell Gallery presents "Hank Willis Thomas: Primary Sources," an exhibition of advertising works by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas that challenges constructions of race and gender in America. The exhibit will feature mixed media sculptures, "retroreflective" screenprints and a five channel video installation of James Baldwin’s prescient social criticisms, meant to highlight the ways Thomas revisits historical narratives for the present. His work will be on display through October 25 in the Bell Galley, 64 College St. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on September 11 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.
Wednesday 9 September 10:00am to Saturday 31 October 4:00pm
In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University
The Haffenreffer Museum presents "In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University." The exhibition will explore the unique history of the University by offering an up-close view of numerous objects, documents, and photographs, generously provided by the Archives, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Providence Public Library. From the President's robe and official chain -- worn in Commencement and other ceremonies -- to the University's mace, the exhibition will examine the many symbols and ceremonies that are etched into Brown's architecture and traditions. The exhibit will be on display in the Haffenreffer Museum, 21 Prospect St., through October 2015. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; closed on Mondays. For more information, call 401-863-2065.
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