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Guest Speaker Events

Muslim China: Perils and Prospects of the New Silk Road

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Dru Gladney

Presented by Dr. Dru Gladney, Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College. This talk examines China’s important move West under President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. In the context of building a “New Silk Road”, the talk examines China’s growing connections with the Middle East and the increasing importance of Muslim minorities in China. How will China’s own 21 million Muslims be affected by these changing relationships? This talk also examines the role of global social media and Western scholarship 

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EOP Free Speech Event 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Oviatt Library

EOP is proud to host it’s annual Free Speech Event, a celebration of freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment. Read more

Merchants of Doubt: A Richard Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Erik Conway

Please join us for a very special evening as Dr. Erik M. Conway, co-author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, discusses the misuse of science to mislead the public on matters ranging from the risks of smoking to the reality of global warming. Learn more about Erik Conway and the "Merchants of Doubt" lecture

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

Tearing Hatred from the Sky with Bree Newsome

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bree Newsome and the Confederate flag

Community organizer and activist Bree Newsome will give this year's Freshman Convocation keynote at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She'll also be speaking for an hour earlier in the afternoon that same day in the Plaza del Sol.   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

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