Speakers and Events for Spring 2012
All events are on Tuesdays at 4:15 pm in the George C.S. Benson Auditorium.
|Wadada Leo Smith||February 7
Wadada Leo Smith and Southwest Chamber Music
A concert, “Musics for Democracies: Southwest Chamber Music and Wadada Leo Smith perform Wadada Leo Smith,” followed by a panel discussion with Wadada Leo Smith and Jeff von der Schmidt (Director, South West Chamber Music), moderated by Donald Brenneis (UC Santa Cruz).
“Musics for Democracies” draws from Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers,” which premiered in October 2011 at REDCAT; here is the review from the Los Angeles Times.
More about the concert.
Wadada Leo Smith and Southwest Chamber Music are the Murray Pepper & Vicki Reynolds Pepper visiting artists for 2012.
|February 21 - POSTPONED; will be rescheduled
Patrick Radden Keefe
"The Hazards of Secrecy"
Patrick Radden Keefe is the author of Chatter: Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (2005) and The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream (2009). He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Slate, and a fellow at The Century Foundation. He has been the recipient of both a Marshall Scholarship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
"Democratic Politics and Capitalism in Contemporary India"
Akhil Gupta (Anthropology, UCLA) is author of Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India (2011).
"Democracy and Identity in the Post-Racial Era: Theorizing Latino Politics Today"
Cristina Beltrán (Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU) is author of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (2011) and winner of the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Award for 2011.
“The Egyptian Revolution: Twelve Months On from Tahrir Square”
Tim Mitchell (Political Science, Columbia University) is author of Rule of Experts (2002).
"What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"
Geoff Eley (History, University of Michigan) is author of Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002).
Aslı Ü. Bâli
"A Turkish Model for a Democratic Arab Spring? Civilian-military relations in democratic consolidation"
Asli Ü. Bâli is Acting Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. She teaches Public International Law, International Human Rights and a seminar on the Laws of War.
"Crashing Down, Rising Up: Disasters, Civil Society, and Social Possibilities"
Rebecca Solnit is author of Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics (2007).
"The 2012 Battle over the Right to Vote"
Wendy Weiser is Director, NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice’s "Democracy Program."