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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Global & Regional Studies Study Abroad Information Session

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: Did you know that up to half of your credits toward your major or minor can come in as transfer credits? Join us to talk about your options and issues related to studying abroad as a major or minor in any of our GRS programs. You’ll have an opportunity to speak with Prof. Luis Vivanco, GRS Program Director, to discuss the details of planning to study abroad, including how to choose a program, how to apply, and anything else you’d like to know. Light refreshments will be served. Call 802-656-1096 or email marylou.shea@uvm.edu for more information.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Middle East Studies Lecture - Iris Agmon, Ph.D.

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Waterman Bldg., Rm 427
Description: The Justice of the Kadi: New Perspectives on Islamic Law - Lecture by Iris Agmon, Ph.D., Department of Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Sept. 21, 2012, 4-5:30pm, Waterman Bldg., Rm 427. Sponsored by the UVM Middle East Studies Program, Dept. of Geography, Global and Regional Studies Program and the Dept. of History. Call 802-656-4474 or 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dan and Carole Burack Distinguished Lecture - Catherine Lutz

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: Inequality, Myth, and the American Automobile System by Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Brown University.
Professor Lutz is a cultural anthropologist of wide-ranging interests, known for critically-acclaimed studies on cultures of militarism, war, local democracy, media, and emotion. This lecture focuses on her new research interest in automobile cultures, published in her new book Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives as well as her regular commentary series in the Huffington Post. In this work, she details the socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and health impacts of automobility in modern life, and explores the relationship between automobility and the production of social inequality. Her work provides culturally-informed perspectives on how to develop a cheaper, healthier, and greener relationship with cars, detailing how to gain both cultural and political-economic support for alternative transportation modes.
Call 802-656-1096 or email marylou.shea@uvm.edu for more information.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lecture on Middle East, "Islamo-Christian Civilization"

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: "Islamo-Christian Civilization" by Richard Bulliet, Columbia University. 3:00pm, Billings North Lounge, University of Vermont. Call 802-656-4324 for more information.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Middle East Studies Lecture - Prof. Roger Owen, Harvard Univ

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Hills Agri Sciences Bldg. Rm 122
Description: "Year II of the Arab Revolutions: Some Thoughts on the Road Ahead" - Lecture by Prof. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University, Oct. 11, 2012, 3:30-5:30pm, Hills Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 122. Prof. Owen specializes in economic and political history of the Middle East since 1800, as well as theories of imperialism including military occupations. Sponsored by the UVM departments of Political Science, History, Religion, Geography, and the Middle Eastern Studies and Global & Regional Studies Programs. Call 802-656-4474 or 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Middle East Lecture by Michael Ross, UCLA

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Bldg.
Description: Lecture "The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations" by Michael Ross, UCLA. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, 3:00pm, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM. Call 802-656-4324 for more information.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Middle East Lecture by Marc Lynch, George Washington University

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Bldg
Description: "The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East" by Marc Lynch, George Washington University. 3:00pm, UVM John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill building. Call 802-656-4324 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

International Perspectives on the 2012 Presidential Election

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Bldg.
Description: "International Perspectives on the 2012 Presidential Election - a Panel Discussion". Noted international studies faculty discuss how the 2012 U.S. elections are being perceived and interpreted abroad. Call the Glogal & Regional Studies office at 802-656-1096 or email marylou.shea@uvm.edu for more information.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

CANCELLED--Canadian Studies Lecture: Peter Geller

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: CANCELLED -- Lecture by Peter Geller, University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Middle East Lecture by Jon Alterman, CSIS

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: "The Syrian Crisis" by Jon Alterman, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. 12:00 noon, John Dewey Lounge, UVM Old Mill building, room 325. Call 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lecture by Gareth Fisher, Syracuse University

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jost Foundation Rm, DC 422
Description: Lecture by Gareth Fisher, Syracuse University, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center 422.
"(Dis)organized Chaos: Religious Pluralism at a Beijing Buddhist Temple". Based on more than ten years of field research, this presentation will explore the dynamic diversity of religious life at a practicing Buddhist temple in contemporary Beijing. Far from being the tranquil retreat from everyday life that many westerners imagine Buddhist temples to be, the Temple of Universal Rescue (Guangji Si) has a “marketplace” atmosphere that features young devotees dressed in formal business clothes shoving their way past elderly laypersons in brown robes; competing lay preachers who give public sermons vilifying the temple monks for their greed; and even the occasional fist fight. It is a religious space that even some of its own participants label as “chaos,” but how and why does this chaotic temple setting exist, especially in a country where religious practice is still so tightly controlled by a central government? This presentation will explore the answers to these questions and what they reveal about religion and culture in the rapidly-changing society of present-day China.
Free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the UVM Department of Religion and the Asian Studies Program. Call 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Break

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Break

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Break

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Asian Studies Lecture by Prof. Vanessa Fong, Amherst College

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Willms Fam Rm 403
Description: UVM Davis Center, Williams Family Room, #403, 4:15-5:30pm Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World by Vanessa Fong, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Amherst College.
In 2004, Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, economic, and psychological development of children born since China's one-child policy was introduced in 1979. Her book Only Hope left readers with a picture of stressed, ambitious adolescents for whom elite status was the ultimate goal, though relatively few were in a position to achieve it.
In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the experiences of many in her initial cohort of Chinese only-children -- now college-age --as they study abroad in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and Singapore. Fong’s research offers insights into China's globalization by examining the expectations and experiences that affect how various Chinese students make decisions about studying abroad, staying abroad, immigration, and returning home.
Please call 802-656-1096 with questions.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mid East Studies Lecture by Prof. Beth Baron, CUNY

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Billings Marsh Lounge
Description: The UVM Global & Regional Studies Program and the Department of History present a lecture by Prof. Beth Baron, CUNY. Prof. Baron will speak on "Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt" Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 3:30-5:30pm, Billings Marsh Lounge. Call 802-656-1096 or email bogac.ergene@uvm.edu for more information.

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