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LAS UPCOMING EVENTS

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All programs listed are free and open to the public.





Reviving the Jordan River: Islam, Judaism, Ecology and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 4 p.m.
Institute for the Humanities, lower level of Stevenson Hall
The UIC Jewish-Muslim Initiative welcomes the Directors of Friends of the Earth Middle East to present the organization’s upcoming faith-based initiative to engage Muslims, Jews and Christians in the efforts to restore the Jordan River, currently at 3 percent of its historical flow. Speakers Gidon Bromberg, Nader Khateeb and Munqeth Mehyar discuss the role of religious traditions in ecological peacemaking.
Information: huminst@uic.edu

Food Studies at UIC: Ertharin Cousin
Friday, October 11, 2013, 2 p.m.
Room 302, Student Center East
The Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities and the Institute for the Humanities present a public lecture with Dr. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme. Cousin will speak on “Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space.”
Information: huminst@uic.edu

Stasis: Dissent and Civil War in Ancient and Modern Greek History

Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UIC Daley Library, 1-470
Scholarly sessions and keynote address. Presented by the Departments of Classics & Mediterranean Studies and History and the Institute for the Humanities. Sponsored by Anita and George Skarpathiotis. R.S.V.P. to nannom@uic.edu or zpapak@uic.edu

LAS Distinguished Professor Lecture
Sally Sedgewick, Department of Philosophy.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 4 p.m.
Cardinal Room, Student Center East
Sedgewick discusses "Our All-Too-Human Hegelian Agency."
Information: events@las.uic.edu

When Postcolonial Meets Postimperial: Cross-Disciplinary Workshops Across the Atlantic
Monday, November 18, 2013, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
University Hall, Room 1501
Tuesday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
The Ab Imperio Workshop Series comes to LAS. UIC’s Marina Mogilner, Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and Eastern European Intellectual History, Keely Stauter-Halsted, Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in the History of Poland, and Collen McQuileen, associate professor of Slavic and Baltic studies are joined by international colleagues to discuss postimperial and postcolonial crossroads: the scandal of the city. More information: mmogilne@uic.edu

History’s Mysteries
The popular public program returns in 2013-14, as the Department of History presents scholarly speakers engaging with audiences to solve historical whodunits. Watch for topics and dates. Check out last year’s mysteries and sign up for the mailing list.

2013 Institute for the Humanities Fellows Lectures
3 p.m. at The Institute. lower level of Stevenson Hall.
Information: huminst@uic.edu

Thursday, November 14
Ralph Cintron on “Democracy as Fetish: Ethnographic Instances/Rhetorical Speculations.”

Monday, December 2
Burkay T. Ozturk on “Scientific Realism and Pessimistic Meta-Induction.”


Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellow

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford University will deliver a public lecture on the topic of “Imagining Nature.” Watch for time and date during spring semester 2014.