College of Humanities

Events

Polish Jewish Renewal Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

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What does Jewish cultural and religious renewal look like in a land where more than 90% of the Jewish population was murdered during World War II, and the survivors left or went underground during post-war Communist rule?  Join us for an exciting panel discussion about the amazing Jewish cultural and religious revival in Poland today. Our special guests include a writer, a musician, and a scholar.

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Representation Matters: The ‘Boat People’ from Vietnam and Refugee Policy in the late 1970s

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Lisa Tran

Although scholars have problematized the dichotomy between “migrant” as voluntary and economic, and “refugee” as forced and political, few case studies exist.  Focusing on the “boat people” who left Vietnam in the late 1970s (most of whom were ethnic Chinese) and resettled in the United States, Canada and Australia, Lisa Tran argues that while international and state policy  Read more

The Afterlife of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Words of Resistance

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Sufia Uddin

Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies, Connecticut College, Sufia Uddin, will address the legacy of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He lamented British rule in India, religious conflict and violence. In his poetry and essays he condemned zealots. Uddin will explore the roots of his pluralist perspective and understanding of Islam in the life of the nation, Bengali society, and his own life. Read more

Guest speaker, Susan Burton

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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Released from prison with only $200 and a one-way ticket to Skid Row, Susan Burton decided she was never going back. Read more

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