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December 2020

Conversations with Latin American Authors: Lina Britto

December 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, UC Davis Global Studies, and UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presents: CONVERSATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS (a three-part series): December 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm PDT- Author Book: Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise Author: Lina Britto, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University with commentator A. Ricardo López-Pedreros, Professor of History, Western Washington University Register here for Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/authorconvo *These events are partially funded by the US Department of Education’s Title VI. 

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Book Talk: Man of My Time

December 3 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Set in Tehran and New York, Man of My Time is the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, who is as alienated from himself as he is from the world.  After decades of working with ambivalence for the Iranian government, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, where he encounters his estranged family and retrieves the ashes of his father.  Tucked into a mint tin in Hamid’s pocket, the ashes propel him into an excavation of a lifetime of betrayals,…

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Mapping the Heavens: Celestial Cartography from Ancient to Modern Times

December 4 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

In this online talk, Nick Kanas will explore the evolution of celestial cartography. People have observed the night sky since antiquity in an effort to predict celestial events and understand their place in the universe. Many cultures organized the stars into heavenly patterns that reflected issues important to them. In ancient Greece, the stars were placed in constellations that were viewed as allegorical representations of classical Greek heroes, heroines, and monsters. These images formed the backbone of the cosmological and…

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Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Xiaoze Xie

December 8 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Xiaoze Xie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm PDT (live captioning provided) Join us for our next interview in the Talks with the Artists series where we speak with artists that have contributed to the SRWC art collection. Xiaoze Xie received his Master of Fine Art degrees from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing and the University of North Texas. His work has been internationally exhibited at venues such…

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The Digital Dilemma in the Time of COVID

December 8 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This is episode 11 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Stanford’s Human Screenome Project is a co-sponsor of this event. Panelists: Nilam Ram (Stanford), Byron Reeves (Stanford), Abby Smith Rumsey (CASBS board of directors), Maryanne Wolf (CASBS board of directors, UCLA).Moderator: John Markoff (Stanford) Digital technologies present a dilemma. They have become indispensable for learning skills, building knowledge, working, playing, and socially connecting. The COVID pandemic has accelerated our…

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January 2021

Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: Autobiografía del algodón (Cristina Rivera Garza)

January 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis Global Studies y UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presenta la serie Conversaciones con autores latinoamericanos (Conversations with Latin American Authors): Viernes 15 de enero de 2021 | 1:00 pm PST: Autobiografía del algodón La poeta y escritora Cristina Rivera Garza, ganadora del MacArthur Fellowship 2020, presentará su nuevo libro con comentarios por el periodista y escritor Juan Villoro.  Registración de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/criveragarza Live-stream: https://tinyurl.com/livestreamRG *El evento será transmitido en español. This event will be…

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