Society and Culture Events

Islam, Gender and Reproductive Health: Part 5 of 6

June 08, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Angel Foster discusses gender-based violence in Tunisia and Jordan, focusing on community-based efforts in these countries to address honor killings and domestic violence This event is co-sponsored by ECSP, and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

Art Exhibit: Southern African Art--Selections from the Cooper Gallery

March 21, 2005 // 8:00am4:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of contemporary sculpture and painting from southern Africa, specializing in Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, and contemporary graphic arts from around the region.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 4 of 6

January 11, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series features anthropologist Dr. Lilia Labidi of the University of Tunis and Dr. Karen Hardee, director of research at the Futures Group International in Washington.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 3 of 6

November 04, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At the third meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series, Dr. Gruenbaum discusses community-based efforts to change attitudes toward female genital cutting in Sudan, and Dr. Inhorn focuses on the impact of Islamic teachings on the spread of infertility technologies.

Book Launch: Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and its Disintegration

October 28, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Robert Greenberg, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale UniversityCommentator: Susan Woodward, Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 2 of 6

October 04, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The second meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health conference series focuses on how religion and policy affect and address the reproductive health needs of women in Islamic settings.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 1 of 6

July 07, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This meeting was the first in a series of six that examines the intersection of reproductive health and gender issues in the Islamic world. This meeting provides an overview of general demographics in the region, and the perspectives of Islam on family planning and contraceptive use.

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.

Can We Keep the Poor Warm in Transitioning States? Problems of Social Protection in Eastern Europe

April 07, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael Cain, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

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