Monday Evenings @ BorderWork(s): Speaker Series on Humanitarian Challenges
This Fall BorderWork(s) Lab faculty Claudia Koonz and Erika Weinthal are leading a Focus cluster on Humanitarian Challenges: Borders, Environments, and Rights. Designed for first-year students, the Focus program provides clusters of courses designed around an interdisciplinary theme. Students come together for dinner once a week to process what they learn in the classroom. In tandem with Humanitarian Challenge's weekly dinners, Profs. Koonz and Weinthal have organized an ambitious speaker series that features academics, activists, and artists. See below for the full schedule (with links to more information about the speakers).
The series is open to other students or anyone interested. All events are 7pm at the BorderWork(s) Lab (B189, Bay 5, Smith Warehouse) unless otherwise noted.
Monday Evenings @ BorderWork(s)
Sept 3: Charlie Thompson introduces his film, We Shall Not Be Moved
Sept 10 (FHI Garage): Ikal Angelei, “Holding Back the Waters: the Battle against a Mega-Dam in East Africa”
Sept 24 (FHI Garage): Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, “Toward an Archaeology of the Global Humanitarian System”
Oct 22 (FHI Garage): Concert by Musical Stars of El Tejar (eight young musicians from Guatemala on their first US Tour)
Oct 29 (FHI Garage): Nyoul Tong, “Building A School in South Sudan”
Nov 19 (FHI Garage): Concert by Dali Cissokho and Kairaba
Nov 26: Former students from Humanitarian Challenges return to talk about their lives after Focus
Dec 3: Each group describes their work from the semester