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March 23, 2023

RECAP: “Displays of Force: Black Rebellion & the Spectacular Violence of Police,” March 17 Colloquium w/ Smith College Prof. Erin Pineda

“The whole world is watching,” chanted by anti-Vietnam War protestors outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968 as they were beaten and arrested by Chicago police, was then—and remains today—an utterance rich with political possibility. What, exactly, this possibility is, Smith College Phyllis C. Rappaport ’68 New Century Term Professor of Government Erin Pineda showed […]

March 22, 2023

RECAP: “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: The Roar of a Wave that Could Drown the Whole World,” March 8 Law School Lecture with BU Law Prof. James E. Fleming

I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a warning I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world —“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Bob Dylan It was a legal version of Bob Dylan’s prophetic message that Boston University Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law James E. Fleming […]

February 27, 2023

RECAP: “Divided We Stand?” February 24 KIRC Invited Lecture w/ American University Prof. and Author Jane Hall

“The U.S. is the only democracy that organizes its national election campaigns around the news media.” —Thomas Patterson, Out of Order As author and American University Associate Professor of Communication Jane Hall noted in opening her February 24 Kinder Institute Residential College Invited Lecture, we could think about Patterson’s statement as the byproduct of anything […]

February 16, 2023

RECAP: “The History of the World, 1950-2000,” February 10 Colloquium w/ MU Curators’ Distinguished Prof. Jonathan Sperber

Cuba. Computers, lasers, genetic engineering. The Internet. Women asserted themselves, a lot of demonstrations happened, colonial legacies were dismantled. The rise of East Asia, cell phones, McDonald’s. A list like this, MU Curators’ Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus Jonathan Sperber joked, is how pundits and journalists might sum up the topic of his February 10 […]