Lecture: “Provincializing Democracy: Space, Ecololgy and Rights on India’s Southwestern Coast” — 9/20, 4:30 p.m.

Please join us for a talk on “Provincializing Democracy: Space, Ecology and Rights on India’s Southwestern Coast,” by Ajantha Subramanian (cosponsored by the Certificate in South Asian Studies and College of the Environment).

Tuesday, September 20th, at 4:30 pm, Woodhead Lounge.

Ajantha Subramanian, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, conducted ethnography with the Mukkuvar fisher community in Tamil Nadu, India. This talk brings together the literatures on political ecology, the anthropology of rights and development, and subaltern studies, to highlight the struggles of artisanal fishers with trawler owners, the Catholic Church, and state institutions. Subramanian focuses on how artisanal fishers mobilize both local and global languages of patronage and environmentalism to claim rights and citizenship.

Lecture about modern terrorism — today, 4:30 p.m.

I want to bring your attention to a forthcoming public lecture co-sponsored by the History, Government, and Russian Departments; Jewish and Israel Studies; and the Office of Academic Affairs.  TODAY, September 19, 2011. 4:30 p.m. Allbritton, Room 103.

“Death Orders
 delineates psychohistorical patterns of worldwide terrorism during the past century.  It shows why terrorists? objectives degenerated from punishment of political elites to indiscriminate violence against civilians. Death Orders ventures beyond politics and psychology; it is the first work to present modern terrorism as a form of ‘dark spirituality.'”Assistant Professor of History, Department of History and College of Social Studies

The lecture will be by Professor Anna Geifman (Boston University) on her new book, DEATH ORDERS: THE VANGUARD OF MODERN TERRORISM IN REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA

I hope that you are able to make it, it promises to be an interesting and provocative talk. 

Sincerely, Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock,

Jane Eisner: “Spirited Debate: God Talk on the Campaign Trail and Beyond” — 9/16

Friends of the Library Constitution Day Lecture:

Spirited Debate: God talk on the campaign trail – and beyond

By Jane Eisner ‘77 P’06’12

Friday, September 16 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Science Library Reading Room (Exley Science Center 146)

Jane Eisner has been editor of the Forward since June 2008 and prior to that held executive editorial and news positions at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years, including City Hall bureau chief, London correspondent, and features editor.  She has also served as vice president for national programs and initiatives at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  A 1977 cum laude graduate of Wesleyan, Ms. Eisner was the first woman to edit the college newspaper, The Argus, served as an alumni-elected trustee from 1983-86, and received the McConaughy Award in 2007 for contributions to journalism and public life.  She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.

Pizza will be served.  Please RSVP to libfriends@wesleyan.edu.