[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown Univ. through Sunday, May 15

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  Monday 2 May 4:00pm   Salman Khurshid on India-Pakistan relations    As part the O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series, the Brown-India Initiative presents a lecture by Salman Khurshid titled "India-Pakistan Relations: Can We Move Forward?" An Indian politician, lawyer and writer, Khurshid has held several leadership roles over the years and is the author of a play titled "Sons of Babur." The lecture series was created to promote discussions on politics, economics social and cultural change in modern India. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/salman-khurshid-indias-muslims-independence
   Tuesday 3 May 5:30pm   What is Happening in Poland and Why it Matters    Watson Institute senior fellow Tony Levitas will deliver a lecture titled "What is Happening in Poland and Why it Matters." Following the majority win of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) in 2015, the Polish government has experienced a swift and radical turn towards illiberalism. With citizens taking over the streets in protest, Levitas will discuss the origins, prospects and implications of PiS radical rejection of Poland’s post-communist transformation for Poland and for the European Union. Professor Michael Kennedy will comment and lead the discussion afterwards. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/anthony-levitas-what-happening-poland-and-why-it-matters-again
   Wednesday 4 May 4:00pm   Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention    Harvard University professor David Hemenway and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will discuss "Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention," as part of the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture on Child and Youth Behavior Development. Hemenway has written more 190 journal articles on injury and violence and is the author of five books including "While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention" (2009). A former mayor of Providence, Cicilline has advocated for national policies that curb gun violence among youth in the United States. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. in the List Art Building, Room 120, 64 College St.  http://events.brown.edu/events/cal/CAL-00147cc4-54286622-0154-2a9c6709-000035adevents@brown.edu/
   Wednesday 4 May 4:30pm   Diverse Learners and Inclusive Pedagogy in the Academy    Professor Shaun Harper will deliver a lecture titled "Diverse Learners and Inclusive Pedagogy in the Academy." Harper is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed article journals on race and gender in education, racial equity and trends, minority success rates and college student engagement. A professor of education, Africana studies, and gender studies, Harper is involved in various minority-supporting initiatives and was named one the 12 most influential professors by Education Week. In 2015, Harper was appointed to the Obama Administration's My Brother’s Keeper advisory council, an initiative designed to eliminate the opportunity gap for young men of color. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, the College Green.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diverse-learners-and-inclusive-pedagogy-in-the-academy-tickets-24515821482
   Wednesday 4 May 6:30pm   McKenzie Wark: What if this is not capitalism, but something worse?    Critic, scholar and writer McKenzie Wark will deliver a lecture titled "What if this is not capitalism, but something worse?" Hosted by the Department of Literary Arts, the lecture will examine capitalism and class conflict through a humanistic lens. The lecture will specifically address capitalism in contemporary society and provoke a thought experimentation on what might replace it. Wark is the author of "Hacker Manifesto" (2004) and "Molecular Red" (2015). He teaches at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, based in New York City. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Thursday 5 May 2:30pm   Poetry reading: Orlando White and Layli Long Soldier    The Program in Literary Arts presents a reading by poets Layli Long Soldier and Orlando White as part of its Writers on Writing Reading Series. White is the author of poetry books "Bone Light Red" and "LETTERRS." He lectures at Diné College and in the master's of fine arts program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Soldier is the author of a poetry chapbook, "Chromosomary," and of a forthcoming book titled "Whereas" (Greywolf Press, 2017). The recipient of the 2015 NACF National Artist Fellowship and of a Lannan Fellowship, Soldier is a faculty member in the English department at Diné College. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Thursday 5 May 8:00pm to Sunday 8 May 2:00pm   Festival of Dance    The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock and Buskin present the Festival of Dance, an annual dance concert produced by Julie Adams Strandberg that brings together the best works of students, faculty and staff. In development for about a year, this festival will feature performances by Dance Extension, ImPulse Dance Company, Fusion Dance Company, and New Works/World Traditions. Highlights of the concert include a performance of "Masking," a meditation piece on the nature of dreams, and "Evolve," choreographed by Stanley Muñoz ’17 and performed by Fusion Dance, an unorthodox multi-cultural student group that performs a variety of dance styles. Choreography by Billy Siegenfeld ‘70 and Fulbright lecturer Priyadarshini Shome will also be featured. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for students with a Brown/RISD ID. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in Stuart Theatre, Faunce House, 75 Waterman St. For more information, visit: http://www.browntaps.org/festival-of-dance-2016/.  
   Friday 6 May 10:00am   Cuban Transitions: What's Left Out?    Several scholars from Cuba and the United States will take part in a day-long conference titled "Cuban Transitions: What's Left Out?" Following the historic announcement in 2014 that eased travel to Cuba, Europeans and Americans have been racing to the island to marvel over the vestiges of Cuba's Socialist past. However, the disorientation that resulted has made many issues go unnoticed. Scholars will discuss these issues by addressing "what is missed when we only speak of transitions." The conference is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of History. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/conference-cuba-transitions-whats-left-out
   Friday 6 May 8:00pm to Sunday 8 May 2:00pm   Orchestra Concert: Celebrating David Josephson    The Brown University Orchestra will perform a two-day concert in celebration of David Josephson, as part of its final performance of the spring semester. The program will include works by composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns and Béla Bartók.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $3 with a Brown/RISD ID. Both performances will be held on May 6 and 8 at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, in Sayles Hall, Auditorium, the College Green. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/orchestra-concert-celebrating-david-josephson.  
   Monday 9 May 5:30pm   The Invention of Nature    The John Carter Brown Library presents a lecture by Andrea Wulf titled "The Invention of Nature." Wulf will discuss how Alexander von Humboldt influenced several great minds throughout history and inspired talks about revolution, evolution, ecology and many other topics. Wulf is the author of a New York Times best-selling book that shares the name of the lecture. The event is co-sponsored by the Providence Athenaeum. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the JCB, Reading Room, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/event/2016/05/09/lecture
   Wednesday 11 May 6:30pm   Contra Internet    Artist and writer Zach Blas will deliver a lecture and performance titled "Contra Internet," co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media. Known for his work at the intersections of technology, queerness and politics, Blas will discuss the emerging militancies and subversions of ‘the Internet.' A lecturer in at the University of London, Blas has held exhibitions in several international venues. He is the author of forthcoming books "Escaping the Face" and "Informatic Opacity: The Art of Defacement in Biometric Times." The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Chace Center, Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main St.  http://events.brown.edu/events/cal/CAL-00147cc4-5457d0f7-0154-58d7e897-00004589events@brown.edu/
   Thursday 12 May 7:30pm to Saturday 14 May 9:00pm   There Is No One Between You And Me    The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies presents "There Is No One Between You And Me" as part of the annual Writing is Live festival. Written by Dalia Taha and directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, the play follows Mariam as she returns with her son to the town where she grew up. Things go awry when she is introduced to bizarre changes that have occurred and have yet to come. Touching on themes of memory and landscape, the performance reminds viewers of how the past can seep into the present. Taha is a Palestinian poet and playwright who has written two collections of poetry, a novel and another play titled "Keffiyeh/Made in China," which premiered in Brussels in 2012. The play is free and open to the public, but  tickets are required. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Leeds Theater, Lyman Hall, the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. For more information, visit:http://www.browntaps.org/there-is-no-one-between-you-and-me/  http://www.browntaps.org/there-is-no-one-between-you-and-me/
   Friday 13 May 10:00am   The Iberian Slave Trade: A Global Perspective    The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice presents a day-long workshop titled "The Iberian Slave Trade: A Global Perspective." Focusing on the ramifications of the forced migration of Africans to the Americas and India, several scholars will discuss recent trends in the study of the Iberian slave trade (Portugal and Spain). The speakers will shed light on slavery in the Iberian peninsula, the early slave trade to Brazil and Mexico, and places of slavery in Portuguese India. Speakers include Tatiana Seijas, an associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University; Pablo Sierra, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester and author of "Articulating Slavery: The Encomenderos de Negros and the Infrastructure of the Slave Trade to Mexico, 1600-1669"; Stephanie Hassell, a postdoctoral associate at Duke University and author of "The Portuguese Slave Trade from East Africa to Goa, 16th -19th Centuries"; and many others. Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the event begins at 10 a.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/iberian-slave-trade-global-perspective
   Friday 13 May 5:30pm   The Accidental Tourist: John Adams in Spain    Professor Richard Kagan will deliver a lecture titled "The Accidental Tourist: John Adams in Spain, 1779-1780." Kagan will guide visitors through a journey that stretches back to 1779, when John Adams was appointed by Congress to travel to France to negotiate treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain. He will present a difficult scenario Adams faced and interact with participants on what they would've done differently. The lecture will be preceded by the 73rd annual meeting of the John Carter Brown Library's Association of Friends and Fellows. A reception will follow. A professor of early modern European history at John Hopkins University, Kagan is interested in the study of Habsburg Spain and its overseas empire. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the JCB, Reading Room, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/
    Monday 21 September 5:00pm to Friday 27 May 5:00pm   Native Re-Appropriations: Contemporary Indigenous Artists    Curated by Adrienne Keene, "Native Re-Appropriations: Contemporary Indigenous Artists" challenges viewers to examine existing stereotypes and issues facing Native Americans. The exhibition features the works of five Indigenous artists that engage in the politics of representations, cultural appropriation, and stereotypes. With the use of Native American imagery in popular culture, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of the diversity and modernity of Natives. The exhibit will be on display through May 2016 in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 80 Brown St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on weekends and University holidays. For more information, call 401-863-5775.  http://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2015/09/fall-welcome-native-re-appropriations-exhibit-opening-reception
   Wednesday 10 February 10:00am to Friday 13 May 5:00pm   Thousands of Little Colored Windows: Brown University’s Stamp Collections    Numerous postage stamps of historical significance are on display at the John Hay Library as part of an exhibition titled "Thousands of Little Colored Windows: Brown University’s Stamp Collections." Curated by students in the Museum Collecting and Collections class (fall, 2015), the stamps from the Library's extensive collections reveal how postage stamps have relevance to social history, political and cultural studies. The exhibition will also feature an interactive digital gallery of the stamps from the George S. Champlin Memorial Stamp Collection. The exhibition will run through May 13 in the Hay Library, the College Green. Exhibition hours vary depending on the academic calendar. For more information, call 401-863-2165.  http://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/thousands-of-windows/
   Tuesday 5 April 10:00am to Tuesday 31 May 4:00pm   Northern Visions: The Arctic Photography of J. Louis Giddings    James Louis Giddings was a pioneering Arctic archaeologist, ethnographer, and environmental scientist who became the first director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology in 1956. In honor of Giddings' contributions to Brown University and the 60th anniversary of a gift by the family of Rudolph Haffenreffer, the Haffenreffer Museum presents an exhibition titled "Northern Visions: The Arctic Photography of J. Louis Giddings (1909-1964)." The exhibition will feature several of Giddings' Arctic photographs, many of which are being shown for the first time. The works provide a glimpse into the practice of archaeological fieldwork during the mid-20th century, evolving collaborations between Giddings and indigenous Alaskan peoples, and the birth of a holistic approach to Arctic science. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Haffenreffer Museum, the College Green. For more information visit: https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/northern-visions-arctic-photography-j-louis-giddings-1909-1964  
   Monday 4 April 8:30am to Tuesday 31 May 5:00pm   Andrew Moore Photography exhibit    Known for his large scale photographs of Cuba, Russia, Times Square, and other locations, six works by photographer Andrew Moore will be on display in through May 31. The exhibition located in the the first floor of Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting St., speaks to the breadth of Moore's artistic recording of various landscapes. His visual series usually span several years in the making. Moore’s photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress among many others. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-6070.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/humanities/events/cogut-center-events
   Saturday 7 May 1:00pm to Sunday 12 June 4:00pm   Works well with others    The David Winton Bell Gallery presents "Works well with others," an exhibition by John C Gonzalez that offers a retrospective look at collaborative projects he's undertaken. Having worked on a cabin for artist residencies, a restaurant menu reimagined as a family meal, and a series of self-portraits, Gonzalez is involved in various collaborative projects that involve artistic mediums ranging from painting to sculpture to performance. The exhibition intends to give visibility to the process of collaborations by highlighting the "the visibility of labor and exchange relationships." Oil Paintings Produced, Family Meal and Collaborative Garden are among some of the projects to be showcased. An opening reception will be held on May 6 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through June 12 in the Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College St. Exhibition hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/john-c-gonzalez-works-well-others
   Friday 29 April 12:00pm to Saturday 14 May 6:00pm   Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement    With protest as a platform, the 2014 Hong Kong demonstrations known as the Umbrella Movement inspired a community of change makers. Featuring photography, installation, film, illustrations and other mediums, the "Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement" exhibition highlights the commonalities of social justice movements across generations and around the globe. Sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-1177.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities/events/artful-protest-creative-expression-and-umbrella-movement
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