Restless Youth and the Global 1968: Legacies of Rebellion 50 Years Later

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Contact person: Carol Kelley

Dr. Richard Ivan Jobs is a Professor of History at Pacific University Oregon. He will discuss two of the most fascinating aspects of 1968: the prominent role played by the young and the scale of simultaneous protests around the world. What explains these two historically distinctive elements of 1968? What legacies remain?

TRIUMPH OVER DARKNESS: Genocide Survivor Shares Inspiring Story of Determination and Faith

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There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., and a book signing following the lecture.

Marie-Christine Williams was a 14-year old girl living in her father’s house in Kigali, Rwanda, on the day in 1994 when the Rwandan genocide began. During the genocide, extremist members of the ethnic Hutu majority turned against their Tutsi and moderate Hutu friends and neighbors. When it was over, 80 percent of Rwanda’s Tutsi population had been slaughtered. Marie-Christine survived. Running at night and hiding during the  day, she used her wits, her faith in God, and sheer determination to overcome starvation, injury, and the emotional trauma of witnessing so many brutal murders.

International Studies
International Studies

Election 2016: How the Heck Did That Happen? A Talk by Marc Hetherington

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Marc Hetherington is professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. He studies the American electorate, with a particular focus on the polarization of public opinion. He is the author of three scholarly books, the most recent of which, Why Washington Won’t Work, won the Alexander George Award from the International Society of Political Psychology as the best book in the field of political psychology published in 2015. His second book, Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored with Jonathan Weiler, won the Philip Converse Award in 2016 from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the APSA. Taken together, these two awards have led many to wonder what is wrong with his first book, Why Trust Matters. In 2004, Hetherington was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association. He has published more than a dozen articles in a wide range of top scholarly journals and also won several college and university teaching awards. 

There will be a light reception following the talk in the Frazier Jelke lobby.

 

 

Political Science

Fallou Ngom presents Forensic Linguistics and Asylum Seeking Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO)

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Fallou Ngom is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Language Program at Boston University. His current research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the adaptations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ajami literatures—records of African languages written in Arabic script. He seeks to understand the knowledge buried in African Ajami literatures and the historical, cultural, and religious heritage that has found expression in this manner. Another area of Ngom’s work is LADO (Language Analysis for the Determination of National Origin), a subfield of Forensic Linguistics. His work has appeared in many scholarly venues, including in the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Language Variation and Change, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and the African Studies Review. He is the author of  Muslims Beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and The Muridiyya (Oxford University Press, July 2016). He has held Fulbright, ACLS/SSRC/NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships.

International Studies

Choro das 3: Brazilian Music Concert

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Choro das 3, a Brazilian instrumental group, returns to Memphis for two days.  They will be visiting Rhodes College for the very first time!

Concert will be held Tuesday, April 12th, at 7:00pm, and a hands-on strings and percussion workshop will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30pm.

Both events are free and open to the public.

To sign up for the workshop please call: 888-408-4181