Events in UCIS

Wednesday, October 25

12:00 pm Lecture
The Multicultural Turn, the New Latin American Constitutionalism, and Black Social Movements in the Andean Sub-Region
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of History
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With the Andean sub-region in mind, I first discuss the particular significance of what authors have called “the Latin American multicultural turn” as it relates to Andean ideologies of national identity, and Afro-Andean lives and political strategies. I then explore the new Latin American constitutionalism that emerged out of, and has defined the Latin American multicultural turn by focusing on specific articles of Andean constitutions and special laws that deal with collective rights and legal protections against racial and other discriminations. Acknowledging the lack of uniformity among the Andean sub-region’s multiculturalisms, and the concomitant diversity of Afro-Andean political strategies, I call for a comparative assessment of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of these more or less recently adopted “multicultural legal instruments” to remedy wrongs Afrodescendants experience.

3:00 pm Information Session
Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
Location:
4209 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees.

5:00 pm Lecture
Daughter of the Cold War: George Kennan as Father and Architect of 20th Century Geopolitics
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
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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.

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Nationality Rooms Scholarship Debriefing
Location:
Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Informal question and answer with our 2017 scholarship winners!

Reception will follow.

This event is free.