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Professor Danny Unger of Northern Illinois University will be speaking this Thursday, September 20, on “Tackling Tough Decisions in a Democracy: Natural Resource Policy-Making in Thailand.” The lecture is at 4:30 PM in the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Democracy is sometimes said to be associated with stronger protections against environmental degradation. Thailand’s environmental […]

  Class of 2013, 2014, or 2015, vote for your representatives NOW. Ensure that your voice is heard! Vote at wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting Also, take our semester survey: it’s only 15 short questions, and your input informs the issues that the WSA takes up next year. All class years can take the survey. Lastly, we have our […]

Have questions for the mayor of Middletown? Interested in discussing the relationship between Wesleyan and the rest of Middletown? Curious about city government and ways to get involved? The WSA will be hosting an open conversation with the Mayor of Middletown Dan Drew on Wednesday, May 2nd at noon in Usdan 108.   See you there, Zachary Malter, WSA President

Screening of “My Neighbor, My Killer” & Discussion with Filmmaker Anne Aghion Tuesday, May 1, 5:00pm Center for Film Studies Gacaca (Ga-CHA-cha), which literally means “justice on the grass,” is a form of citizen-based justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for […]

Panel Discussion: “Breaking the Mold in 2012: New Tactics for Young People’s Political Action” Thursday, April 26, 4:30pm  PAC 001 The panel will be about new ways of organizing and the influence of young people’s participation on the election of 2012, as well as the benefits of working with and outside the two-party system. Participants:  Dan […]

As we draw closer to the Presidential and Vice Presidential race this spring, we are pleased to announce that the Presidential Debate will take place at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 23rd on the 1st floor of Usdan. Come hear what the candidates have to say; you can submit your questions here. Best, The Elections […]

A Lecture by Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Princeton University  Judaism and Islam: Between History and Polemics  The talk will address Jewish approaches to Islam from a historical and modern perspective. Elisha Russ-Fishbane received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 2009.  His dissertation, Between Politics and Piety: Abraham Maimonides and His Times, […]

  You are cordially invited to the 10th Annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns The Political Economy of Oil with keynote address “Protecting Our Environment in Turbulent Times” by Daniel C. Esty Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:00 p.m. Memorial Chapel and Steve LeVine Author, The […]

The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (CAAS) is presenting a talk today at 5:00 pm in Usdan University Center, Room 108: Why the Tea Party of 1773 Achieved More Than the Tea Party of 2012, by Elvin Lim, Associate Professor of Government    The talk is free to all. The Connecticut Academy of Arts […]

On Tuesday April 10 at 4:30pm in PAC 002, Prof. Sherine Hamdy, a current member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Brown University, will be giving a talk entitled: “Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt”.  Prof Hamdy’s talk is being […]

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