Events

Friday, February 15, 2019

Business Ethics Week - Steven Clifford

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Location: Stayer Center for Executive Education, Commons C

This year’s ETHICS WEEK theme is Economic Inequality: on Campuses, in Communities and at Companies. The primary goal of Ethics Week is to encourage the discussion of ethical matters in undergraduate and graduate classes in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

ETHICS WEEK is sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business and the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and takes place annually in February. The lectures bring in experts from a diverse array of industries to explore current ethics issues. The lectures are free and open to Mendoza students, faculty, staff, and the entire Notre Dame and South Bend communities.…

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2019 DeSantis Lecture: "Colorful Tropical Feathers and Andean Meaning Making"

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Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

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The Department of History is proud to host Claudia Brosseder, associate professor of history at the University of Illinois, for the 2019 DeSantis Lecture. This lecture series, organized by the Union of Graduate Historians, brings prominent historians to campus to work with History graduate students and present their scholarship to students and faculty from across the University. Prof. Brosseder’s lecture is entitled, “Colorful Tropical Feathers and Andean Meaning Making,” and will highlight her expertise in the history of the colonial Andes, especially the indigenous world and intellectual history of colonial Peru. A reception will follow the lecture.…

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Lecture: "Climate Crisis and Irish Environmentalities in the Capitalocene"

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Nessa Cronin, Lecturer in Irish Studies and Associate Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUI Galway.

Cronin will bring the Irish experience to bear on the current climate-change debate. She will focus on the need and implications for a new dialogue, a new vocabulary, and new ways of being in this “age of the 6th extinction.”

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Irish Theatre of Chicago presents "Mojo Mickybo"

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Irish Theatre of Chicago presents a vibrant and fast-paced one-act following two boys, masterfully played by Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” Their friendship centers on playing headers, pestering their parents and townsfolk, building huts, and day dreamily re-enacting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when encountering real or imagined friends and foes. The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything. 

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Irish Theatre of Chicago presents "Mojo Mickybo"

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Irish Theatre of Chicago presents a vibrant and fast-paced one-act following two boys, masterfully played by Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” Their friendship centers on playing headers, pestering their parents and townsfolk, building huts, and day dreamily re-enacting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when encountering real or imagined friends and foes. The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything. 

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Latino Film Series: "West Side Story"

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Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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This 1961 Broadway musical sensation won an Academy Award for Best Picture.  A modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs on the harsh streets of the upper west side. The two gangs (the Jets vs. the Sharks) battle for control of the turf and the situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister. See this classic film starting Latina star Rita Moreno in the role of Anita. …

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lecture: "Governing the Urban Revolution: Lessons from Santiago"

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

 A lecture by Claudio Orrego, International Urban Consultant and Former Governor of Santiago.
Cosponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

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Presentation: "A Community Health Care Model in Pursuit of the Common Good"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

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Join us for a presentation by Dr. James Gingerich as he discusses a community-based health care model used at the Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen, Indiana where they offer affordable health care to build community across cultures. Discussion will follow. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns

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Lecture: "Transnationalizing Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: The Kurdish Diaspora's Role in Peace and Truth-Seeking Efforts in Turkey"

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Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

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Bahar Baser

Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow

The growing literature on diasporas’ involvement in homeland conflicts shows that new global diasporas have the power to influence political, social, and economic developments in their country of origin and residence. Although research in these areas is growing, there is still much to discover about what roles diasporas play under which circumstances in conflict resolution and transitional justice mechanisms. Dr. Baser’s research seeks to fill this gap by first reviewing the existing literature on diaspora engagement and then examining the Kurdish Diaspora as a case study meant to demonstrate the complexities and challenges of integrating diaspora narratives into a peace, reconciliation, and transitional justice framework. Between 2009 and 2015, Turkey underwent a “peace process” where Turkish authorities negotiated with the PKK

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Lecture: "Risky Business: Nuclear Dangers in Conventional Wars"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Reading material to be provided.

Caitlin Talmadge is an associate professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she serves on the core faculty of the Security Studies Program. She is also non-resident senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military effectiveness, defense policy, deterrence and escalation, and Persian Gulf security issues. Her most recent book is ​"The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes" (Cornell University Press, 2015). She is currently writing a book on nuclear escalation in conventional wars. Previously, she was a professor at George Washington University, where she was also a member of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies.…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ford Seminar: "Supporting Women Who Have Experienced Abuse in Relationships: A Project in Lima, Peru"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

A Ford Seminar with Kellogg Faculty Fellow Laura Miller-Graff.

The Ford Program Research Seminar meets monthly, providing faculty members doing research supported by or related to the Ford Program’s mission the chance to share their work, whether in early, middle or late stages of development. It is an opportunity for colleagues to come together in a friendly atmosphere to offer constructive feedback and perhaps come away with some new ideas for our own human development/human dignity-related research. The Seminar hopes to build intellectual community around the Ford Program’s mission of conducting research that promises to deepen our understanding of human dignity and enhance the effectiveness of efforts to promote integral human development. …

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lecture: "Spiritual Reportage: Christian Literature in China"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

The avant-garde writer Bei Cun 北村 (1965-) is one of many Chinese intellectuals who have turned to Christianity in recent years. The Baptizing River 施洗的河 is the first work he published after his conversion. A psychosocial biography of its anti-hero Liu Lang set in the 1940s, the novel follows the protagonist from a beleaguered childhood to sexual awakening and self-loathing at university, through a business career in illegal commodities, to apathy and addiction in middle age — and on to his “baptism” in the penultimate chapter of the novel. 

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Rita Moreno: Latina Legend of Stage and Screen

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony will sit down with Professor Jason Ruiz, associate professor in the Department of American Studies, Notre Dame, to discuss her career, overcoming stereotyping, and the responsibilities of being a Latina artist and icon.…

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Presentations by M.A. Students in Italian: Gabriella Di Palma and Guido Guerra

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Location: Special Collections

Please join the Center for Italian Studies for discussion of the new work by two students in the Italian M.A. program.

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Wampum: A Performance by Elisa Harkins

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

Elisa Harkins

Wampum is an Indigenous electronic music performance that takes inspiration from Native American sheet music from the 1800s and re-arranges it into dance music. Songs are sung in Cherokee, English, and Muscogee (Creek). 

Harkins is a Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) artist and composer originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. Her work is concerned with translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins is currently a mentor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, and she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe. Harkins has two video works in the Revisions: Contemporary Native Art

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Musical: "Stupid Humans"

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Stupid Humans
A new musical
Music and lyrics by Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans ’20

A med school dropout defies his father and hops a train to L.A. with dreams of becoming a famous singer.

Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Friday, February 22, 2019

2019 Human Development Conference

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Engaging with Empathy: a preferential option for the poor in development

The poor, according to Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach, consist of individuals who are deprived of basic freedoms such as education, political power, and other capabilities that allow individuals to achieve full lives that they have reason to value. This approach broadens the definition of poverty beyond traditional terms of financial power to recognize a multitude of “unfreedoms” which hinder upward movement in society. Historically, marginalized individuals most affected by policy changes are often ignored in the decision-making process in the development arena. This creates dire consequences: from lack of acceptance and implementation of new initiatives at the grassroots level to the inability of locals to adapt and scale programs according to their own community’s specific needs.…

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