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A Lecture and Conversation with University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities Patricia Williams: “Unthinking the Politics of Fear”


Unthinking the Politics of Fear Legal regimes premised on fear and denial of human interdependency function as literal dead ends. A world divided into a warren of walled cells is not one in which creativity or kindness or life itself may easily flourish. How then to resurrect foundational notions of civility, vulnerability, amnesty and forbearance…
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2019 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture: Michael Pollan


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Jewish Studies Program are thrilled to be welcoming author Michael Pollan as the speaker for the 2019 Ruderman Lecture. This year’s lecture will take place Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in East Village, 17th Floor. Michael Pollan is the author of numerous best-selling books…
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Faculty Works-in-Progress: Suzanna Walters


    Suzanna Walters Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program “Feminism: A Love Story”

The Cultures of Ability Fellowship Presents “New Discourses in Disability Studies” Symposium


The Humanities Center “Cultures of Ability” 2018-2019 Fellowship present the “New Discourses in Disability Studies” Symposium. Moderated by Northeastern Professor of Sociology, Linda Blum. Panelists include: Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at El Paso, Angela Frederick and Disability activist and Research Associate at Brandeis University Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Sandy…
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Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2019

04/01/2019 - 04/05/2019

Northeastern Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2019 Monday, April 1, 2019 25 Years after the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda: Challenges and Responses in the Prevention of Genocide 5:30 p.m., Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street Adama Dieng, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and former Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal…
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