Upcoming MIGS-related events
Philosophy Speaker Series: "Genocide and Other Crimes Against Natality"
Dr. Anne O'Byrne
March 6, 3-5 pm
Dr. Anne O'Byrne, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director, Department of Philosophy , Stony Brook University
Natality names the fact that we were each born new into an old world. None of us asked to be born, none of us chose our parents, and none of us was given the opportunity to select when, where and among whom we would come to be. Are there other ways in which we affront our natality? Human cloning, anti-miscegenation laws, the enslavement of Africans in America, the residential schooling of Native Americans and the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons have all been critiqued in natal terms. This lecture investigates the grounds for those claims.
History Department Speaker Series
"The Colonized Mind: Rethinking Empire, Nationalism, and Power in Canada"
Prof. Jeffrey Vacante, Western University
Friday, January 30, 2:00-4:00 PM
Discussant: Prof. Peter Gossage, Concordia University
"Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa"
Prof. Scott Straus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, February 6, 10:00-11:30 AM
"African Nationalism in Transit: Political Networking from the U.S. Midwest to Tanzania"
Prof. Andrew Ivaska, Concordia University
Friday, February 13, 11:00-1:00 PM
Discussant: Prof. Jon Soske, McGill University
TBA (Race and Slavery in Cuba)
Prof. Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University
Friday, March 6, 10:30-12:00 PM