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Taft Events

2017-2018 Events


August 29 – 30
UC Water Week

Special collaboration with DAAP and A&S, this multiday event brings together diverse scholars and their work, across a wide-range of disciplines, from major research institutions across the US, to exchange ideas and forge new pathways toward resolving immediate and imminent water-related issues. In partnership with other public and private entities, this event will feature experts in education, engineering, medicine, geology, art, anthropology, political science, law, and languages.
Time and Location: TBD

September 7
Title:
Theater of War (a special collaboration with CCM and Classics)
Location: Van Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music
Media coverage:
National Endowment for the Arts
New Yorker
National Public Radio
PBS Newshour
New York Times

September 21
4 PM
Speaker:
Melanie S. Tanielian, University of Michigan
Title: Give or We Perish’: Humanitarianism in the Middle East During and After WW I
Location: Taft Research Center

September 22
3 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Queer Exceptionalism and Exclusion: Cosmopolitanism and Inequality in ‘Gay-Friendly’ Beirut
Taft Research Center

October 3
Speakers:
Valera and Natasha Cherkashin
Title: The End of the Soviet Epoch
Time and Location: TBD

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month
October 5
Speaker:
Juan Felipe Herrera, United States Poetry Laureate (2015-2016), Mexican American Performer & Activist, National Book Critic Circle Award Winner
Title: A Bilingual Poetry Reading and Conversation
Time and Location: TBD

October 18
3 PM
Speaker:
Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University
Title:The Role of the Russian Leader since the Revolution as Reflected in Film
Location:Taft Research Center


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