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Thursday, October 8, 2015

22nd Annual Hispanic Forum

Time: 11:40 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Billings Library & Recital Hall
Description: Session I

11:40 Welcome: Alex Stewart, Professor, Dept of Music and Dance, Director of Latin American Studies, UVM

11:45 Opening Remarks: William Falls, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UVM

11:50 Nano Stern, singer/songwriter; "Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, and the Legacy of Nueva Canción on Chilean Popular Music"

Session II

2:50 Peter Manuel, Professor, John Jay College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. "The End of History (sic) and the Decline of Activist Music in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Session III UVM RECITAL HALL Music Building UVM Lane Series

6:30 Nano Stern Pre-concert Talk

7:30 Nano Stern Trio (tickets required: discounts available for UVM faculty, staff and students

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“How Nakba Villages Sunk Into the Israeli Landscape”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: GRS Lecture – “How Nakba Villages Sunk Into the Israeli Landscape” by Noga Kadman

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Friday, October 9, 2015

22nd Annual Hispanic Forum

Time: 10:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Billings Library
Description: Friday, October 9

Session IV

10:50 Introduction:Caroline Beer, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, UVM

10:55 John Summa, Professor, Department of Economics, UVM. "Justice for Victor Jara? An Update and Discussion."

11:50 Lunch Recess

Session V

2:20 Introduction: John Waldron, Prrofessor, Dept. of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

2:25 T.M. Scruggs, Independent Rsearcher (Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa). "Music of Inclusion in 21st Century Venezuela"

3:30 Closing and reception

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Monday, October 12, 2015

“Women and Work in a Warming World”

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
Description: Dan and Carole Burack Distinguished Lecture Series Lecture:
“Women and Work in a Warming World” by Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, University of Ontario.

Dr. Baruah’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the various factors that affect women’s ability to own property and to participate in the emerging green economy. Among her publications are several articles on microfinance, gender and poverty alleviation strategies, public-private partnerships, and the informal sector, as well as the book Women and Property in Urban India.
Hosted by the Global and Regional Studies Program, Department of Geography, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Community Development and Applied Economics, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the School of Business Administration
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Friday, November 6, 2015

“Toronto’s Olympic Aspirations: A Bid for the Waterfront”

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: GRS Lecture – “Toronto’s Olympic Aspirations: A Bid for the Waterfront” by Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech. His expertise and primary research effort seeks to expose how various claims to urban space are rendered visible during the mega-event (i.e. Olympics, World Cup, Pan American Games) planning and hosting process. The study of mega-events provides geographers with a critical opportunity to examine the intersections of public space, symbolism and entrepreneurial urbanism. This research has been supported by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Study Centre. In particular he has been investigating how various interest groups in Toronto have used bids for the Olympic Games (as well as other sporting events such as the Pan American Games) as an occasion to redefine the vision for the city’s waterfront.

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