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Central American Studies Human Rights Series

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

detail of photo of the genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala
Testimony and photos on the historic genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala by human rights activist Maryelena Bustamante, M.A. and member of the Guatemalans Collective Against Impunity in Guatemala. Read more

Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Kazi Nazrul Islam
"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?" Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott of Barnard College will speak. For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman,   or 818/677-3925. Read more

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Jews have been extraordinary in world history for their migration to distant lands over the centuries. How does world cinema portray this? Professor Lawrence Baron will discuss this topic, illustrated with select movie clips. Read more

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Dr. Alice Dreger: The “I” in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add—and Reasons Not to Add

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Alice Dreger

Dr. Dreger is a well-known historian and activist with the intersex and transgender movements. She led, for example, the movement to stop the shockingly barbaric practice of sex-assignment (“normalizing”) surgery in infants, which up until a few years ago was standard medical treatment. Dr. Dreger has also led a life in the defense of scientific freedom. In Galileo’s Middle Finger, she reminds us that science often forces us to give up some of our most cherished moral and social beliefs,  Read more

Dr. Alice Dreger: Galileo’s Middle Finger and Academic Freedom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Galileo's Middle Finger

Alice Dreger is a former professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She is the author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal, Intersex in the Age of Ethics, and recently the much acclaimed Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science Read more

Mirar Morir

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Mirar Morir

Join us for this public screening of the documentary, Mirar Morir; el Ejército en la Noche de Iguala. Following the death of six people and the disappearance of 43 young students in Iguala, Guerrero, almost two years ago, Read more

Muerte Violenta

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

Muerte Violenta

Daniel Arnavat, Journalist, Photographer and Samuel Aliven Lizama, Judge, will discuss the book Muerte Violenta, a collection of essays addressing the violence facing El Salvador post Civil War. Read more

National Sacrifices in Pre-Qin Period

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Pre-Qin dynasty stone vessel

Presented by Prof. Wei Cao (曹玮), Professor of History at Shaanxi Normal University (which is one of CSUN’s first partner universities in China) and the Chief Curator of Emperor QinShiHuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum (also known as Terracotta Warriors Museum). Read more