3/7 - 3/10: MusicUnitesUS Spring Semester Residency: Improvisations - Raga in Afghanistan and North India Master performers virtuosically reunite two historically kindred stringed instruments through the common language of raga and tala. Artists include Homayun Sakhi, Afghan rubÃƒÂ¢b; Ken Zuckerman, sarod; Salar Nader, tabla.
3/19: Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies: Bina Agarwal Agarwal is a prize-winning feminist economist who studies gender, development, and agriculture in India and throughout South Asia. She writes about changing the framework of traditional economics to include women and implicit power relationships in decision making found in patriarchical societies.
3/19: Disrupting the Script: Raising Sexual Assaults on Black Women to Legal Consciousness This conference by the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis draws upon theater, religion, law, history, and public policy to help the audience to become agents for change. The conference will begin with Vanessa Adams-Harris’s dramatic representation of a woman's response to a rape, followed by two panels on how to effect change. 12:00 - 5:30 pm, Usdan Student Center, Levin Ballroom
3/21: Discussion with Israel Foreign Policy expert Ehud Eiran A discussion with Dr. Ehud Eiran, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of International Relations, Haifa University and former Assistant to the Foreign Policy Advisor to Israel's Prime Minister. Dr. Eiran's talk is titled "Our Test Grows Out of Their Weakness: Israel and the Security Challenge of the Feeble Lebanese State 1968-2000." Presented by the Politics Department and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. 12:00-1:45 pm, Mandel Reading Room, 3rd Floor
3/24: Sderot Benefit Concert/Dance and Celebration BGI Fellows present a concert and dance party to raise funds for Sderot children of Israel. 2:00-11:30 pm, Ridgewood A
3/26: Screening of "Not My Life" Documentary on pandemic of global child trafficking in forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation, filmed on 5 continents, directed by Oscar nominee, Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close. Music by Chris Brubeck. Sponsored by Women's Studies Research Center 7:45-10:00 pm, Olin-Sang, Room 101
3/28: Anthropology Colloquium Series: David Carballo: "Ritual Offerings and Sacred Architecture in Ancient Central Mexico" The talk will examine the socially integrative and divisive elements of ritual offerings and ceremonial space within later Formative period (c. 600 BC – AD 100) central Mexico, with a particular focus on recent investigations at La Laguna, Tlaxcala. These investigations seek to elucidate community dynamics and corporate organization within the archaeological record of the region, and to examine the particular historical legacies of Formative ritual to later societies, such as the Aztecs, Toltecs, and Teotihuacanos. They also speak to the dramatic reconfiguration of central Mexico during its initial period of urbanization and state formation. 12:00- 1:30pm, Usdan Student Center, International Lounge
3/28: Israel Yuval, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: "The Organization of Sacred Time Among Jews and Christians" The 49th Simon Rawidowicz Annual Memorial Lecture 7:30-9:30 pm, Goldfarb Library, Rapaporte Treasure Hall
11/2/11: Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies: Jyoti Puri Drawing upon fieldwork among police in New Delhi, this presentation explores the enforcement of sodomy law, or Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It analyzes the discourses through which Delhi police name some groups as consistently queer and criminal even while allowing for the possibility of the decriminalization of homosexuality.
12/1 - 12/2, 2012: Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence This two-day symposium will explore the performative dimensions of justice-seeking in the aftermath of violence, with a focus on Cambodia, Peru and the United States. Keynote by Dr. SalomÃƒÂ³n Lerner Febres, President of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2001-2003). and students.