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2017-2018 Event List

October 5: Challenging Conversations: "The Crisis of Commemoration: First Contacts in the Americas". Hojel Auditorium, 302 International Ln, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

October 9: “Radical Technologies: The Design of the Everyday Life" with Adam Greenfield. The Great Hall, UC San Diego, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

October 9: "An Archaeologist's Eye: Drawing the Parthenon Sculpture (Or Trying to See What is No Longer Visible)" with Dr. Katherine Schwab. The Fung Auditorium in Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

October 9: "Remembering Che". Literature Building, Room 155, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

October 11: CANCELLED: "Like Shadows Walking: Liberating Treblinka with the Red Army" with Jacob Sandbrand. Geisel Library, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

October 16: "Pacific Worlds and the Development Agenda" with Nancy Kwak. Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

October 25, 2017: "The Travel Ban: The Politics of Immigration in the US" with Prof. Babak Rahimi, UC San Diego. RSVP. Great Hall @ 4PM

October 26, 2017: "Mafia State: The Politics of Organized Crime in Contemporary Turkey" with Ryan Gingeras, professor in the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School. HSS 4025 @ 3:30PM, Middle East Studies

November 2, 2016: "Climate Change and Religion" with Prof. Thomas Csordas of UC San Diego, Assistant Prof. Aftab Jassal of Colgate University, and Prof. Karma Lekshe Tsomo of University of San Diego. Price Center Forum, 2:30PM

November 6, 2017: "Against the Deportation Terror" with Rachel Buff, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Village at Torrey Pines, 15th floor, 5PM, Challenging Conversation

November 7, 2017: "Recovering Histories of Violence in the Borderlands" with Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez, Brown University. Thurgood Marshall Room, Price Center West, 3:30PM

November 9, 2017: "Myth" a documentary film. Center Hall, Room 115, 6:00PM

November 13, 2017: "Interactive Workshop by Las Krudas Cubensi" Women's Center, UC San Diego, 4PM

November 20, 2017: “The Philosophy of Accidentality: Revisiting Mexican Existentialism” with Manuel Vargas, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego. Literature Building, Room 310, Noon, New Faculty Q&A Series

November 21, 2017: "Hitler, My Neighbor" with Edgar Feuchtwanger. Room 155, Literature Building, 4PM

November 27, 2017: "Sentimental Seamen: Structures of Labor, Feeling and Bondage in an American Age of Sail" with Mark B. Kelley, Ph.D. Candidate in Literature, UC San Diego. Literature Building, Room 310, Noon, Pacific Worlds Initiative

December 1, 2017: "The Roads To and From the Paris Climate Agreement" with Professor Andrew Light, George Mason University. UCSD Faculty Club, 5PM, Department of Philosophy

December 4, 2017: "Soldiering through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific" with Simeon Man, Professor of History, UC San Diego. Literature Building, Room 310, Noon, Pacific Worlds Initiative

December 7, 2017: "Confronting Political Intimidation and Public Bullying" with Professor Emeritus Roddey Reid, UC San Diego. Literature Building 155, de Certeau Room, 2PM (Click here to view video of this event)

December 7, 2017: "The Demise of the US-Turkish Partnership? Strategic Partnership in the Erdogan and Trump Presidencies" with Sinan Ciddi. Social Sciences Building (SSB) 106, 3:30PM

December 7, 2017: "Why Gorbachev Failed and Deng Xiaoping Succeeded? The Comparison of Soviet and Chinese Transformations" with Prof. Vladislav Zubok of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dolores Huerta Phillip Vera Cruz Room, Student Center, 4PM

January 11, 2018: "After Deportation: The Case of Afghan Deportees" with Shahram Khosravi, Stockholm University. Literature Building, Room 155, 5PM

January 12, 2018: "Digital Persiante" Atkinson Hall, UCSD. Sessions 12-7PM

January 16, 2018: "Sanctuary and the Homelessness Crisis: Rethinking the Growth of Skid Row, Los Angeles" with Dr. Cindy I-Fen Cheng. Comunidad Room, Cross Cultural Center, 3:30PM

January 17, 2018: "The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations" with William Lerach. Geisel Library, 5PM

January 18, 2018: Annual Ranglas Lecture: "Were Barbarians Barbaric? The View from Greece" with Erich S. Gruen, Wood Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. The Village at Torrey Pines, 15th floor, 5PM

January 24, 2018: "North Korea in the Age of Trump" with Martin Hart-Landsberg and Hyun Lee. Old Student Services Center, Huerta-Vera Cruz Room, 5PM

January 29, 2018: "The Eastside Jew That Conquered Europe: Leon Trotsky In America" with Tony Michels. Faculty Club Library, 5PM

January 31, 2018: "The Capital of Israel? Israeli Settlements and the Annexation of East Jerusalem" with Professor Gary Fields. Great Hall, 5PM

February 2, 2018: "Blood Purity and Scientific Independence: Blood Science and Postcolonial Struggles in Korea, 1926-1975" with Jaehwan Hyun. Humanities and Social Sciences Room 3027, 1PM

February 5, 2018: "The Truth about the Early Fifteenth Century Chinese Ocean Voyages" with Professor Sarah Schneewind. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

February 5, 2018: Issues of Identity: In Conversation with Hilton Als. Mandell Weiss Theatre, Jacobs Theatre District, 6PM

February 6, 2018: Scalar Workshop with Scalar Team. Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 2PM

February 6, 2018: "Book Talk and Book Signing: Iran: A Modern History" with Professor Abbas Amanat. Iranian American Center, 6790 Top Gun Street (No. 7), San Diego, CA 92121. 6PM

February 7, 2018: "North Korea's Nuclear Program: From an Intelligence Perspective" with Torrey Froscher. GPS Robinson Auditorium, 4:30PM (Register here)

February 7, 2018: "Face to Face with Demjanjuk: The Elusive Quest for Closure" with Martin Haas. Geisel Library, 5PM

February 12, 2018: Annual Vassiliadis Lecture "Was There a Eurasian Late Antiquity?" with Michael Kulikowski, Penn State University. The Village at Torrey Pines, 15th floor, 5PM

February 14, 2018: Design@Large with Erin Glass, UC San Diego. CSE 1202, 4PM

February 15, 2018: "Artifices of Eternity: Constructing Sainthood in the Ottoman Balkans" with Nikolaos Panou and Peter Tsantes. Governance Chamber, Price Center 4th Floor, 5PM

February 16, 2018: Coding and App Development with Swift in the Digital Humanities. Redwood Room, Geisel Library, 2PM

February 20, 2018: "Figuring Korean Figures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea" with Dafna Zur. Huerta-Vera Cruz Room, Old Student Center, 4PM

February 20, 2018: Visions of Ukraine with Slava Vakarchuk. Faculty Club, 4PM

February 20, 2018: "The Strange Stories of Yiddishland: What The Yiddish Press Reveals About The Jews?" with Eddy Portnoy. Faculty Club Library, 5PM

February 21, 2018: "Japanese Studies Career Paths - Alumni Perspectives" and "Research and Innovation in Japanese Studies Instruction" Japanese Studies 30-year Anniversary. Price Center Thurgood Marshall Room, 10AM-1PM

February 21, 2018: "The Future of Japanese Studies" Japanese Studies 30-year Anniversary. Atkinson Auditorium, 2PM

February 22, 2018: "The Archaeology of Religious Interaction in Late Antique Palestine - Jews, Christians and Moslems" with Gideon Avni. Dolores Huerta Phillip Vera Cruz Room (Old Student Center), 4PM

February 27, 2018: "Act and Punishment" a film by Evgeny Mitta. Multi-Purpose Room, 5PM

February 28, 2018: "The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-65" with Andre Schmid. Green Table Room, Price Center, 4PM

February 28, 2018: "East West Street: On the Origins of 'Genocide' and 'Crimes Against Humanity'” with Philippe Sands. Hojel Hall, 5PM

March 1, 2018: "The Continuous Clapback: Black Women as Social Justice Activists Part 1: The Legacy of Language" with Alyesha Wise and Miki Vale. Great Hall, 4PM

March 1, 2018: "Chinese Women's Pornography and its Afterglow" with Katrien Jacobs. Literature Building, Room 210, 5PM

March 5, 2018: "Patrolling the Past: Bringing the Papua New Guinea Colonial-Era Reports into the Digital Realm" with Cristela Garcia-Spitz. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

March 8, 2018: Linor Goralik, "The Migrating Writer: A Russia-Israel-Ukraine Circuit" with Ainsley Morse. Ledden Auditorium, 11AM

March 10, 2018: Xylouris White Duo Concert. The Loft at Price Center, 5PM

March 12, 2018: "Thinking like a Port: Capitalism and Nature in San Diego" with David Pedersen. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

March 12, 2018: "The Future of American Capitalism" with Robert Brenner. The Village, Rooms A & B, 4PM

March 13, 2018: "The Ukrainian Night" with Marci Shore. Ledden Auditorium, 11AM

March 14, 2018: "Not like Sheep to the Slaughter: Vengeance or Justice?" with Michael and Bonnie Bart. Geisel Library, 5PM

March 15, 2018: "Ancient Theories of Color" with Katerina Ierodiakonou. The Huerta Cruz Room, 5PM

March 26, 2018: Celebration of Greek Independence Day. Huerta-Cruz Room, Old Student Center, 5PM

April 5, 2018: “Yemen After the Arab Spring: Vicissitude of a New Constitution” with Benoit Challand. Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS) room 4025 (Galbraith Room), 4:30PM

April 5, 2018: "Occupational Hazards: Israel in the West Bank" with Gershon Shafir and Rabbi Graubart. Faculty Club Library, 5PM

April 11, 2018: "Rising from the Rubble: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews" with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Atkinson Auditorium, 5PM

April 12, 2018: "Agonistic Harmony and Transformation" with Martha Gonzalez. Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center, 2PM

April 12, 2018: "Katzin Lecture: Did Jewish Jokes Immigrate? Late Nineteenth-Century Yiddish Dictionaries and Jewish Dialect Humor in Russia and the United States" with Gabriella Safran. Faculty Club Library, 5:30PM

April 13, 2018: "Research Methods in East European Jewish Studies" with Gabriella Safran (Invitation Only). Humanities and Social Sciences, Room 1054, 12PM

April 17, 2018: Semyon Khanin "Russian Poetry's Diaspora" with Kevin Platt. Hojel Hall, Institute of the Americas, 11AM

April 17, 2018: "Fake News?: Post-Truth & the Politics of Authenticity since the Cold War". Huerta Cruz Room in the Old Student Center, 4PM. Listen to it here.

April 18, 2018: Film Screening & Discussion - Iphigenia: Book of Change. Atkinson Hall Auditorium, 4PM

April 19, 2018: Territorial Expansion and Benthic Depths in Iranian Oil Films with Negar Mottahedeh. CCC Comunidad Room, Price Center East, 3:30PM

April 19, 2018: "The Continuous Clapback: Black Women as Social Justice Activists Part 2: The Legacy of Local Activism" with Wilnisha "Tru7h" Sutton, N. Diane Moss, and Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne. Dolores Huerta Room, 4PM

April 23, 2018: Meet Arts & Humanities Alumni of UC San Diego. Horizon Room, Career Center, 11:30AM

April 24, 2018: "Cultural Encounters: The Innovative Islamic Architecture of the Deccan, India" with Dr. Helen Philon. The Village, 15A, 4PM

April 26, 2018: Disability, Intersectionality, and State Violence. Atkinson Hall, 11AM

April 27, 2018: Chilenas in the Diaspora: Culture, Resistance, and Hope. Thurgood Marshall Room, Price Center West, 11AM

April 30, 2018: “How Socialist was China under Chairman Mao?” with Karl Gerth. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

May 2, 2018: Anne Finger Reading from her Novel: "A Woman, in Bed". Dolores Huerta-Philip Vera Cruz Room, 4PM

May 2, 2018: "The Power of Voice" with Mare Advertencia Lirika. Green Table Room 7PM

May 3, 2018: "Living in English, Writing in Hebrew: An Israeli Author's Journey Through the American Experience" with Ruby Namdar. Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas, 11AM

May 7, 2018: Crossing the Atlantic (Once Again): The Return of a Tabom Master Drummer to Bahia with Juan Diego Díaz. Conrad Prebys Music Center Room 127, 3PM

May 9, 2018: Trump is Causing Chaos in the Middle East with Reese Erlich. Great Hall at International House, 4PM

May 14, 2018: Clothing Empires: Japanese Industry, African Consumer Cultures, and British Colonial Policy with Jeremy Prestholdt. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

May 14, 2018: Flim screening of Color of Paradise with Babak Rahimi. Hojel Auditorium, 7PM

May 15, 2018: Flim screening of Takva: A Man's Fear of God with Hasan Kayali. Hojel Auditorium, 7PM

May 16, 2018: Flim screening of Last Enemy with Nitzan Gilady. Hojel Auditorium, 7PM

May 17, 2018: Black Women Behind the Camera: The Legacy of the Artistic Lens. Center Hall Room 214, 5PM

May 17, 2018: Migrating Imagi...Nations with Juan Felipe Herrera. Atkinson Hall Auditorium, 6PM

May 18, 2018: Troubling the Human: Material Entanglements of Early Modern Worlds. Yosemite Room, Warren College, 10AM

May 19, 2018: Root Worlds: Intersectional Foundations for New Imagination. Cross Cultural Center, 10AM

May 24, 2018: #metoo and the Failure to Warn Others with Elizabeth Harman. UC San Diego Faculty Club, 4PM

May 24, 2018: Celebration of Africa. Price Center East Ballroom, 6PM

May 30, 2018: "Against All Odds: Born in Mauthausen" with Eva Clarke. Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 5PM

May 31, 2018: "Thinking About the Truth(s) in North Korea" with Sonia Ryang. HSS Building, Room 3027, 4PM

June 4, 2018: "Acorns, Asphaltum, and Asymmetrical Exchange: Reevaluating Island Economies in Ancient California" with Mikael Fauvelle. Literature Building, Room 310, 12PM

June 5, 2018: "Why Destroy Yemen?: Roots to the World’s Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe" with Isa Blumi. ERC Conference Room 201, 3:30PM

2016-2017 Event List

October 6: Institute of Arts & Humanities Inaugural Celebration - IAH & UC San Diego Library

October 14-16: Palimpsests 2 - Filipina/o Studies Conference

October 18: Challenging Conversations - Luis Alvarez - Huerta/Cruz Room

October 27: Community, Arts, Resistance - Luis Alvarez - Marshall Room

November 7: The Third Worlds of America: Poverty in San Diego - Babak Rahimi - Great Hall at I-House

November 14: "The Revolutionary Imaginations of Greater Mexico" - A Talk by Alan Eladio Gomez - Galbraith Conference Room, HSS 4025

November 16: Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts & Humnities (CLAH) Relaunch & Fundraiser Social - Cross Cultural Center

November 16: Refugee Archives: Problematizing the Discourse of Rescue in Refugee Archival Practices - Luis Alvarez - ArtSpace

November 19-20: Scholarship Fundraiser, Art Exhibit & Sale in support of UC San Diego Latino students - Olivia Graeve - Great Hall at I-House

January 11: From Books-Internet to TV-Internet: What does the demise of text and hypertext mean for the future of the internet and its early promises? - IAH & Literature Department - Lit Building Room 155

January 25: A Conversation with Vietnamese-American Artist Trinh Mai - IAH - Cross-Cultural Center

February 1: 5th Annual Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Lecture, on the Magic of Craft - Center for Hellenic Studies - The Village at Torrey Pines 15A

February 3: Chinese New Year Student Celebration - Chinese Studies Program - Solis Hall Room 107

February 8: Executive Orders: Islam in the Trump Era - Third World Studies - Great Hall at I-House

February 9: Films from the Korean Diaspora Series: Jane Jin Kaisen - Transnational Korean Studies - 5:30-7:30pm, SME 149

February 10: Films from the Korean Diaspora Series: Jane Jin Kaisen - Transnational Korean Studies - 1-4:30pm, SME 149

February 13: The Voice of My Brother's Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia - with Omer Bartov - Jewish Studies Program - UC San Diego Geisel Library (Seuss Room)

February 15: Understanding the Melancholia Epidemic : The Case of Hallyu (the Korean Wave) Fans, with Professor Ingyu Oh - Transnational Korean Studies - HSS3027

February 21: From Japanese Internment to the Muslim Ban: History Forgotten and Remembered - IAH - Multipurpose Room

February 21: Films from the Korean Diaspora Series: Heung-soon IM. Lecture: Things That Do Us Part: Belief, Fear, Faith, Betrayal, Love, Hatred, Ghost -  Transnational Korean Studies - UC San Diego Library (Seuss Room)

February 22: Films from the Korean Diaspora Series: Heung-soon IM. Film Screening: Factory Complex -  Transnational Korean Studies - SME 149

February 22: Identities are Changeable: A Conversation with Miguel Zenón - Sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Music, the Studio for Ethnographic Design, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies - Warren Lecture Hall 2154/Studio B

February 24: The California Interdisciplinary Consortium of Italian Studies (CICIS) annual conference, themed 'Genius loci/ genius populi: Italy, a genius of place and a place of genius.' - co-sponsored by Department of Arts & Humanities, IAH, and the Departments of History, Literature, Theatre and Visual Arts - The Great Hall

March 2: The annual Ranglas Lecture on The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives - Center for Hellenic Studies - The Village at Torrey Pines 15A

March 2: Documentary Screening of "My Life in China" and Discussion with filmmaker Kenneth Eng - Sponsored by IAH, Ethnic Studies, Qualcomm Institute, International House - Atkinson Hall Auditorium 

March 8: A Mother's Last Wish: Stories from the Bloodlands - with Pam Zimbalist - Jewish Studies Program - UC San Diego Library (Seuss Room)

March 9: The Bereishit Dance Company - co-sponsored by the Transnational Korean Studies program - Mandeville Auditorium

March 14: The End of "The End of History": Lessons of East European Totalitarianism for the Postmodern World - IAH - Comunidad Room

May 18: Challenging Conversations: City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and Rise of Human Caging with Kelly Lytle Hernandez. The Village at Torrey Pines, 15th Floor, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

May 25: Community, Arts and Resistance: "East L.A. Interchange" screening with film-maker Besty Kalin. Atkinson Auditorium, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

June 1: CANCELLED: Challenging Conversations: #Black Lives Matter in the Trump Era with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Atkinson Auditorium, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

2015-2016 Event List

Jan. 25: Muslim & Christian Influence on Jewish Law - Jewish Studies

Jan. 27: Research about Mexican Immigration - Mexican Immigration

Jan. 30: Art & Architecture Conference - Korean Studies

Feb. 4: Panel Discussion on Political Imprisonment - African American Studies

Feb. 9: Putting Religion in Its Places: How the Roman Empire became Christians - Center for Hellenic Studies

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year - Chinese Studies

Feb. 18: How Pink Turned Red: Korean Christianity and Queer Geopolitics - Transnational Korean Studies

Feb. 24: The Wild West Bank – reading from the “The Hilltop” - Jewish Studies

Feb. 26: Human Rights and History - European Studies

Mar. 15: Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning - Jewish Studies and European Studies

Apr. 7: A Conversation with Olympian Meb Keflezighi - European Studies

Apr. 7: A 'New-Allegorical' Reading of Late Latin Poetry - Center for Hellenic Studies

Apr. 9: Triton Day 2016 - IAH

Apr. 18: Organizing Against Democracy: The Development of the Golden Dawn in Greece - Center for Hellenic Studies

May 5: Antisemitism and Other Racism - Jewish Studies

May 12: Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, Judaism - Jewish Studies