“Law & Lit: Who Owns It?” 4/1–4:30 p.m.

Eva Geulen (Bonn University), “Law and Literature: Who Owns It?”

Friday, April 1, 4:30 p.m., Russell House

Co-sponsored by German Studies, History, COL, Sociology, English, the Dean of the Social Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities.

Eva Geulen’s talk will examine the historically and conceptually fraught relationship between law and literature from four points of view: 1. The common history and shared heritage of law and literature; 2. law as literature; 3. literature vs. law; 4. literature in law.

Eva Geulen received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and has taught at the University of Rochester and at New York University.  Currently, she is professor of modern German literature at Bonn University. She has published widely in the areas of modern narrative prose, discourses of education, gender studies, and aesthetics. Her books include The End of Art: Readings in a Rumor after Hegel (Stanford UP 2006) and Giorgio Agamben zur Einführung [Introducing Giorgio Agamben] (Junius 2005; second, revised edition 2009).

Amb. Marwan Mu’asher: “Redefining Arab Moderation” 3/31, 5 p.m.

Ambassador Marwan Mu’asher:  “Redefining Arab Moderation”

 Thursday, March 31, 5:00 p.m.   Russell House 

Marian Mu’asher is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees the Endowment’s research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Mu’asher served as foreign minister (2002-04) and deputy prime minister (2004­-05) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications. He is also a senior fellow at Yale University.

Mu’asher began his career as a journalist for the Jordan Times. He then served at the Ministry of Planning, at the prime minister’s office as press adviser, and as director of the Jordan Information Bureau in Washington. In 1995, Mu’asher opened Jordan’s first embassy in Israel, and in 1996 became minister of information and the government spokesperson. From 1997 to 2002, he served in Washington again as ambassador, negotiating the first free trade agreement between the United States and an Arab nation. He then returned to Jordan to serve as foreign minister, where he played a central role in developing the Arab Peace Initiative and the Middle East Road Map.

In 2004 he became deputy prime minister responsible for reform and government performance, and led the effort to produce a ten-year plan for political, economic, and social reform. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Jordanian Senate.  Most recently, he was senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank from 2007 to 2010.

He is the author of The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation (Yale University Press, 2008).



Cambridge v. Wesleyan Debate 3/31 8 p.m.

The Cambridge Debates

Thursday, March 31, 2011   8 p.m.    Daniel Family Commons

The Cambridge Union Society from Cambridge, England is the oldest student union in the world. They join forces with Wesleyan’s Woodrow Wilson Debate Society to debate the rise of facebook. Don’t miss out on this wildly entertaining program!

 Free Admission.  For more information call x2460

Last Day to Enter: The Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser for Pakistan and Japan!

Get your team together and raise money for Pakistan and Japan relief efforts AND have a good time! 

Entry deadline is this Wednesday, March 30; entry form is on right sidebar.  Get your $20 and throwing arm ready for Sunday, April 3 at the Bacon Field House. 

1/3 of the proceeds goes to the winning team; 1/3 to Pakistan and 1/3 to Japan.  The more teams, the more $$.

Relive the Rivalries–Start New Ones!

The Leonard Prize — 3/30

Dear Students,

If you know a student that you believe has exemplified the highest standard of character in his or her campus life, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to give them notice! The Wesleyan Student Assembly is seeking your nominations for the Leonard Prize– a prize awarded annually by the faculty to a college-body nominated student. Three nominations will then be chosen and sent to the faculty committee who will determine the recipient. Please send your nominations to wsa@wesleyan.edu by no later than 7pm TOMORROW, March 30th 2011.

We greatly appreciate your support and encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity.  Best, The Wesleyan Student Assembly

BAJARI! & After Fri., 4/1

Friday, April 1, 2011


The West Indian Cultural Show will contain an array of live performances from various student groups. Performances will serve to showcase and highlight the mixed culture and multiple ethnicities from within the West Indies.

World Music Hall 8 p.m.

Bajari After-party

Students are invited to “willie-bounce”, “wine”, and “wuk-up” to reggae, calypso, and dancehall music! The explosive fusion of Caribbean sounds will be presented by DJ Stylez.

Co-Sponsored by Ajua Campos     Malcolm X House 10:30 p.m.

Carib Week: Student Panel–Caribbean Identities in the Wes Community 3/31

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Student Panel:  Caribbean Identities in the Wesleyan Community

What does it mean to be Caribbean?  How do Caribbean students identify away from the space and on the mainland?  How and in what circumstances does one identify (or neglect to identify) as Caribbean?  Questions like these and more will be addressed in this informal panel discussion.

Usdan, MPR 7:30 p.m.

Carib Week: “Unheard Voices” 3/30

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 “Unheard Voices”:  Caribbean Poetry, An Exhibition of West Indian Writings

Students will present written work on the Caribbean. The evening will culminate with readings by renowned writer, Professor of English/Editor of The Caribbean Writer at the University of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa.

Albritton 7:30 p.m.

World Water Day: Freshwater Celebration at Earth House 3/31

Since 1992, when the UN designated March 22 as World Water Day, there have been celebrations around the world every year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, Wesleyan will be a part of this worldwide movement, so please join us.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 at 6 p.m., EARTH HOUSE (corner of High and Lawn)

BE INFORMED by E&ES Professor Peter Patton about the unsustainability of irrigation systems for agriculture and Government Professor Michael Nelson about international water politics.

Learn how to TAKE ACTION from student group, Brighter Dawns, which works on water purification in Bangladesh, and from Carina Kurban `14, whose organization sells stainless steel bottles to raise money for clean water in developing countries.


Co-sponsored by Earth House and Outhouse

Carib Week: Art Exhibit & Theater: Girls! Girls? Girls. — 3/28

A celebration of Caribbean Heritage and Culture:  “FROM WHENCE WE CAME”

There is a common ground that holds together the diverse populations of the region. The West Indies is home to various ancestral roots which all contribute to a very complex and heterogeneous space. People of the Caribbean are very connected to one another through their shared experience of relocation and post-colonial recovery. In our celebration we hope to highlight the multiplicity that helps to make the region what it is today.

Please join us in our celebration.  There is a week-long schedule of events, beginning with

West Indian Student Art Exhibit Opening:  A display of artwork representing diversity within the West Indies, Usdan Cafe

Monday, March 28, 2011

Girls! Girls? Girls.    A One-Woman Show by Marjuan Canady

Canady transforms herself into ten diverse characters, capturing the voices and concerns of black women worldwide. Her characters range from the “booty fashion mogul Sara Baartman to Black Woman News Anchor, Beverly Brushetta and the hottest rapper in the game, 40 Ounce. This satire explores how we have looked at black women in the past and in the present. It is a funny yet frightening future.  Co-sponsored by Ujamaa.

Downey House 7 p.m.