Events in UCIS
Wednesday, October 25
The lecture will explore how different theoretical approaches to the narrative, performative and cultural aspects of trials, particularly show trials, can illuminate the sexual and racial politics that underpinned the public’s fascination with the Lorena Bobbitt case. Firstly, addressing the location of Latinos in the trans-American social imaginary, profoundly marked by the
“coloniality of power.” Followed by inquiring how narrative and performative analyses can fruitfully recast the study of show trials to better appreciate their cultural and political implications.
And finally analyzing the stories put forward by both the defense and the prosecution and how they reenacted highly problematic racial and sexual tropes characteristic of the coloniality of power.
Have you considered graduate school abroad? Does is cost more or less than studying in the USA? How does the overseas credential transfer back to PhD programs, or make sense to US employers? Hear directly from Pitt alumni who have received a graduate credential from overseas. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees. Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad.
Grace Kennan Warnecke will speak on her recently completed memoir "Daughter of the Cold War." Daughter of the leading Cold War strategist George Kennan, Grace Kennan Warnecke has had a lifelong association with Russia and the former Soviet Union. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and is outgoing chair of the National Advisory Council, Harriman Institute, at Columbia University, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute. In 2013, she was named a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was founding executive director of the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra and associate producer of the prize-winning PBS documentary The First Fifty Years: Reflections on U.S.-Soviet Relations. As a professional photographer she was senior editor of A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union.
Informal question and answer with our 2017 scholarship winners!
Reception will follow.
This event is free.