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Feminist Artists and Writers on Reclaiming Collective Memories in Contemporary Turkey ~ November 20, 2019

Feminist Artists and Writers on Reclaiming Collective Memories in Contemporary Turkey ~ November 20, 2019

Reclaiming Collective Memories in Contemporary Turkey November 20, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm  Columbia University, Room TBA, New York, NY Join us for a panel discussion on "Reclaiming Collective Memories in Contemporary Turkey" featuring five artists, writers, and scholars. Marianne Hirsch teaches Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Columbia. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former President of the Modern Language Association of America. Hirsch’s work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particularly the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Her recent books include The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After...

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Eric D. Weitz on The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eric D. Weitz on The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00-7:30 pm Columbia University, Knox Hall 207, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019) Once dominated by vast empires, the world is now divided into close to 200 independent countries with laws and constitutions proclaiming human rights—a transformation that suggests that nations and human rights inevitably developed together. But the reality is far more problematic, as Eric Weitz shows in this compelling global history of the fate of human rights in a world of nation-states. Eric D....

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Hratch Tchilingirian on Christianity in the Middle East Today ~ Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hratch Tchilingirian on Christianity in the Middle East Today ~ Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Christianity in the Middle East Today: Challenges Facing Declining Communities ~ a lecture by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 7:00-8:30 pm  Columbia University, Room TBA,  New York, NY The Middle East is the cradle of Christianity and multi-ethnic Christian communities are amongst the most ancient natives in the region. Four of the five most important hierarchical centres in Christianity are in the Middle East today whose roots go back two millennia. While small in numbers relative to global Christianity, communities in the Middle East have ecclesial significance for the wider Christian world. This talk will discuss the many...

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Umit Kurt on The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province, 1895-1930 ~ Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Umit Kurt on The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province, 1895-1930 ~ Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province, 1895-1930Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7 :00 - 8:30 pm Columbia University, Knox Hall 208, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 This lecture explores the issues of deportation, genocide, and property seizure by concentrating particularly on the city of Aintab, focusing on the local historiography, and drawing upon Armenian and Ottoman-Turkish sources, as well as other archival materials. While Aintab’s Armenians were not unique and shared the same painful fate of other Armenian communities across Asia Minor, Aintab provides a microcosm that allows us to examine the local forces...

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Jermaine McCalpin on Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial ~ Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jermaine McCalpin on Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial ~ Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial Columbia University, Knox Hall Room 208, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm In this talk titled "Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial," Dr. Jermaine McCalpin will discuss the avoidance, denial, and reparations for slavery in the U.S. and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. Dr. Jermaine McCalpin is currently Chair of the African and African- American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. He received his B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations and M.Sc. from the University of the West Indies,...

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