Other Events

February 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Meta Mazaj Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Media Studies
Penn Lightbulb Cafe | Location: Suzanne Roberts Theater, 2nd Floor Lobby, 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Description:

What can we expect at this year’s Academy Awards? Meta Mazaj will discuss this year’s Oscar nominated films, the science behind Oscar picks, and the relationship between Hollywood and world cinema, the subject of her new book, co-authored with Shekhar Deshpande, “World Cinema: A Critical Introduction.” Mazaj’s teaching and research interests include film theory and history, film, and nationalism, as well as world cinema.
If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Julian Shendelman at juliansh@upenn.edu

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February 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Holly Nguyen Assistant Professor - Pennsylvania State University, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Location: 395 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
Description:

RSVP: ciararob@sas.upenn.edu

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February 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Arturo Castellanos - Cornell Law School
Alexander Kustov - Princeton University, Department of Politics
Grad Workshop | Location: Room 350, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (133 S. 36th Street)
Description:

Food provided / Free and open to the public

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February 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adia Harvey Wingfield Professor of Sociology - Washington University in St. Louis
Location: 103 McNeil Building
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February 20, 2019 4:00 PM
To Educate or Eliminate: Black Midwives and Infant Welfare in the Early Twentieth Century
Wangui Muigai, PhD - Brandeis University
Location: Claire Fagin Hall, room 116
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February 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Claire Jean Kim Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies - University of California, Irvine
Location: Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 231
BGAPSA
Description:

IN THE WAKE OF THE HARVARD DISCRIMINATION TRIAL conducted in the Boston Federal District Court, BGAPSA invites the Penn community to join a conversation about race in higher education led by Claire Jean Kim (UC-Irvine). The discussion will explore the ways in which our current conceptions of discrimination and diversity have shaped, and arguably misshaped, debates over racial justice.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
READ AN ESSAY BY PROF. KIM 
HERE

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February 21, 2019 9:30 AM
Jose Loya PhD Candidate in Sociology
Lisa Servon Professor and Chair of City & Regional Planning
Location: 130 McNeil Building
Description:

BREAFAST TREATS, COFFEE, AND TEA IN THE URBS SPACE, ROOM 130 MCNEIL!

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February 22, 2019 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Description:

Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs. Graduate students have the opportunity to build professional portfolios and get a shot at a $500 cash prize.

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February 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Dr. Dambisa Moyo
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
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February 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Mitchell Orenstein Professor of Russian and East European Studies
Knowledge by the Slice | Location: Cafe 58, Irvine Auditorium, 3420 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Description:

Russia and the West are locked in a fierce struggle.  Why?  And what effect is it having on our politics?  Professor Orenstein will answer these questions and discuss how Russia’s hybrid war on the West is affecting not only the U.S., but many other European countries, some of whom have been dealing with it for longer.  A look at the problems they have suffered provides important insight into and context for understanding our own problems. 
Can’t make it to the lecture? Watch a live stream of Knowledge by the Slice on Facebook or Twitter @PennSAS. 

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March 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Kate Ho Professor of Economics, and co-director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing - Princeton University
Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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March 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Karen Murphy, PhD, RN Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director - Steel Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger
Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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March 21, 2019 9:30 AM
James Morone PhD Candidate in Political Science
Rand Quinn Associate Professor of Education
Location: 130 McNeil Building
Description:

BREAFAST TREATS, COFFEE, AND TEA IN THE URBS SPACE, ROOM 130 MCNEIL!

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This paper examines political and civic activism in high-poverty neighborhoods of U.S. cities.  Specifically, I show how public policy, foundations, educational institutions, and other forces created and reproduce populations of neighborhood activists with particular perspectives on economic issues—from socialist visions of redistribution and public provision, to neoliberal visions of market-driven real estate development.  Drawing on field observation in two high-poverty neighborhoods of Chicago, I argue that such activist populations determine the kinds of projects which emerge, and which can be organized, in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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