The African Studies Program’s weekly Wednesday lecture series, Africa at Noon, is so excited to welcome Erdmute Alber of the University of Bayreuth to campus.
Melissa Martinez will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers in the foreign service, specifically as Diplomat in Residence for the State Department. International Internship Program & SuccessWorks are hosting her visit. She will be hosting talks at the following times:
Tuesday, November 14 in 336 Ingraham Hall
2:30-4pm: Drop-ins with a Diplomat. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!
4-5pm: Careers in the State Department Info Session
Wednesday, November 15 in SuccessWorks, 3rd Floor UW Bookstore
10am-12pm: Diplomat Office Hours. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!
12-1pm: Becoming a Foreign Service Officer: Test & Assessments Information
On November 27th at 3:30 PM at the University Club, Ramzi Fawaz will be hosting a talk to analyze the content and read experience of Maupin’s Novel. For more information about Fawaz click here.
The talk on Thursday, November 9th at noon focuses on the sectarian polemics in the Kagyü and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism regarding what can be described as the “inherently virtuous nature of reality.” While Buddhist thinkers agree that on the ultimate level nature is pure, what exactly that ultimate nature is—whether it is neutral or virtuous— is the subjects of debates. Komarovski will discuss how conflicting understandings of the ultimate nature by Buddhist thinkers affect their diverse approaches to virtue. Join us in Ingraham Hall to learn more.
Dr. Sebastian Voigt, Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. In contrast to other European countries, a right wing populist party had not been successful in Germany for a long time. However, in the context of the European economic solidarity measures, the Eurosceptic AFD was founded in 2013. In the following years it managed to get into many state parliaments. The refugee crisis contributed to a further rise of the AFD, changing the political environment in Germany.
Join us Monday November 6th, from 3:45-5:45 in Curti Lounge, Mosse Humanities Building.
Roudabeh Kishi and Najia Hichmine, both part of the Center for Research on Gender & Women Visiting Scholars, will host lectures as part of the Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series on Thursday, November 30th, at 3:45PM in Room 3401 of Sterling Hall. Kishi will be speaking on “Political Violence against Women: Introducing the Gendered Repression Dataset” and Hichmine will be speaking on “Women in the Moroccan Security Forces: Do we Really Know our Cultural Tradition?”
John McWhorter, professor of linguistics at Columbia University and host of Slate’s language podcast Lexicon Valley, will host a lecture entitled “Words on the Move” on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30PM in Room L140 of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building.