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South Asia Program

5:15 pm

Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room

Navina Najat Haidar is the Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is currently marking ten years of its permanent galleries. This talk will be a visual introduction to the spaces, objects, and ideas that constitute the galleries, as…

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Lincoln Hall, 124

In contemporary “Aspirational India,” Bollywood songs serve as potent mediums for desirable self-transformation and sites for articulating ideal forms of subjectivity. This talk offers an ethnographic lens onto the relationship between musical practice and processes of subject formation by examining the projects of…

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

4:30 pm

Olin Library, 107

Natural disasters and the dire effects of climate change cause massive population displacements and lead to some of the most intractable political and humanitarian challenges seen today. And yet, under current U.S. law, there is no such thing as a climate refugee.

To address today’s realities, U.S.…

Institute for African Development

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

2:40 pm

Uris Hall, G-08

The Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester. The seminars provide a forum for participants to explore alternative perspectives and exchange ideas. They are also a focal activity for students and faculty interested in…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Meredith Talusan

Sarah Lawrence College and Condé Nast author and editor

Trans and Filipinx identities have the common quality of existing in liminal and contested spaces as they encompass wildly divergent understandings of gender, sexuality, nationality, race, and origin. Talusan explores the…