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Month-long series of events continues with lectures, films

4:12 p.m., April 14, 2016--Many opportunities remain for the University of Delaware community to explore the world from campus this month, as the Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) continues its Global April activities.

Global April consists of more than two dozen events covering a span of five weeks (extending into early May) and addressing issues related to the African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Global Studies programs.

The lineup has featured a Race in the Americas conference, lectures on environmental change in Asia, an Iranian film series and guest lectures in African studies, European studies, Jewish studies and global studies.

Remaining events include:

April 15, Distinguished Africanist Lecture, Zakia Salime of Rutgers University.

April 19, Environmental Change in Asia lecture series, Engineers Without Borders Philippines Team, “Fishing for Water.”

April 20, Iranian Film Series, Majid Majidi's The Song of Sparrows.

April 21, lecture by Oliver Zimmer, “Adjusting ‘Inner Clocks’: Time and Social Rhythms in the Railway Age, 1840-1900.”

April 21, Environmental Change in Asia lecture series, Rachel DiNitto, “Filming Nuclear Environments: The Case of Fukushima.”

April 25-26, UD Africa Energy Conference.

April 27, Jewish Studies film, Kisses to the Children.

April 28, historian Helmut Walser Smith lecture, “A Nation of Objects: Nationalist Kitsch in Imperial Germany.” 

May 3, Environmental Change in Asia lecture series, Alan Fox, “Process Ecology and the Ideal Dao.”

May 4, lecture by Rafael Estrada Mejia, “Fear Eats the Soul: Subjectivities and Gated ‘Communities’ in Brazil.” 

Remaining talks that are part of academic courses but are also open to the public include:

ARSC300, Capitalism and Its Global Entanglements — Sessions feature Carla Guerron-Montero speaking on “Disentangling Global Tourism in Latin America” on April 20 and Yuanchong Wang speaking about “Capitalizing an Empire: A Historical Perspective on China’s Recent Rise” on April 27.

JWST201, Jewish Studies series — Remaining sessions, Natalya Lazar, “Czernowitz Jews,” April 20; Lila Corwin Berman, “Metropolitan Jews: Race, Religion and Politics in Postwar Detroit,” April 27; and Monika Shafi, “German Jewish Poet Gertrude Kolmar,” May 4.

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