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The Lewis Global Studies Center is a bustling center of opportunities and events. All events take place in the Lewis Global Studies Center in Wright Hall and are open to the Smith community, unless otherwise noted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pre-Departure Preparation for Independent Summer Programs Abroad

Ask your questions, share your experiences, and learn what tools and support Smith offers while you are abroad.
Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Transitional Justice and Economic Development

Smith College and Mount Holyoke College will cohost this institute of the Women in Public Service Project.
May 25 - June 6, 2014

 

Spring 2014 Events

The following events were held over the past spring semester. We will post our fall 2014 schedule at the end of the summer.

Global Salon

Why I Spent Six Years Following Jeffrey Sachs Around Africa

With Nina Munk '88, author of "The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty."
Tuesday, April 15

Hip-Hop and Social Activism in Senegal

With members of Bideew Bou Bess, Gokh-bi System and The Senegal-America Project.
Monday, February 24

The Afro-Brazilian Body in Dance and Performance: a Conversation with Dance Choreographer Amalia Conrado

With Brazilian dance choreographer and Five Colleges Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Distinguished Visitor Amélia Conrado and Amherst Professor Lucia Suarez.
Wednesday, March 5

Tibetan Refugees Living Half a Century in Limbo

With Barry Kerzin MD, doctor to many high lamas and the poor in Dharamsala.
Tuesday, March 25

Cultural Tradition in Pakistan: The Politics of Sufi Music within the Islamic Tradition

With qawwal singer Asif Ali Khan and his group of musicians from Pakistan.  Co-sponsored by the Asian Arts and Culture program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Friday, March 28

Don't Make Any Assumptions: A Conversation about the Vital Role of Listening in Resolving Conflict

With Lisa Gossels, award-winning filmmaker and member of the Selah Leadership Network.
Tuesday, April 1

Obsession with China, Obsession with Nobel Prize

With Shelley Chan and Howard Choy, Professors of Chinese Language and Cultural Studies at Wittenberg University.
Friday, April 11

Why I Spent Six Years Following Jeffrey Sachs Around Africa

With Nina Munk ’88, author of "The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty."
Tuesday, April 15

What’s Happening around the World (WHAW)

The American Studies Association's Academic Boycott of Israel

With Michael Thurston, Professor of English and Director of American Studies, Donna Divine, Professor of Government, and Elliot Fratkin, Professor of Anthropology.
Thursday, January 30

Is Germany too Powerful for Europe?

With Rolf Schutte, German Consul General for the New England States.
Monday, February 10

Christine Lagarde and the International Monetary Fund

With Smith faculty panelists Payal Banerjee, Simon Halliday, Roisin O'Sullivan, and Vis Taraz. Co-hosted by the Center for Women and Financial Independence.
Friday, February 28, in Campus Center Carroll Room

Report Back

Global Seminar: Women's Health in India

With students who took the semester-long course and J-term travel component to India, Lisa Kelley ’14, Tatenda Mahlanza ’15, and Charis (Michelle) Deadwyler ’14.
Monday, March 3

Global Books

"L'Etranger en Cote d'Ivoire: Crises et controverses autour d'une categorie sociale" (The "Foreigner" in the Ivory Coast: Crises and Controversies Surrounding a Social Category.)

With author Alfred Babo, Visiting Lecturer in French Studies and Anthropology, and interlocutor Ibtissam Bouachrine, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Session conducted in French. 
Thursday February 27

"Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide" (University of Michigan Press, 2013)

With author Darcy Buerkle, associate professor of History. Interlocutors include Kevin Quashie, associate professor of Afro-American Studies, and Karen Remmler, professor of German Studies (Mount Holyoke).  Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. 
Thursday, March 13

"Black Ethnic: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream" (Oxford, 2014)

With author Chrissie Greer and discussant Daphne Lamothe, associate professor, Afro-American Studies.
Friday, April 4