Events

3/23/2017 Film screening of “Tickling Giants”

Oak 101, 6:30pm

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision to leave his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode.

Discussion afterwards led by political science Profs. Oksan Bayulgen, Stephen B. Dyson, Tom Hayes, and  Jeremy Pressman

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Middle East Studies, Humanities House, Global House, and Global Affairs

Questions? Contact thomas.hayes@uconn.edu

 

10/8 War and Peace in Islam

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) presents the 45th Annual Conference: “War and Peace in Islam”

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 6:30pm (Lunch will be provided.)
Location: Harvard University

Registration is required.  Please click here.

Cosponsored By:
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic
Studies Program at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Contact Michael Currier (mcurrer@fas.harvard.edu) for more information. 

 

9/21: A Long Day’s Journey into the Dark Past: Artist-Survivors Facing their Holocaust Memories

A lecture by Dr. Pnina Rosenberg

Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 7:00pm
Location:
University of Hartford
Mortensen Library, KF Room
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT

Click here for more information and event flyer.

RSVP to MGCJS@hartford.edu 

Cosponsored by: University of Hartford President’s College, The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, Voices of Hope, and UConn Global Affairs

9/17/16: Armenian Harvest Festival

Event - 2017.09.17 Armenian Harvest FestivalDate: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Alumni Center, 2384 Alumni Drive Storrs, CT

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for traditional food, music, dancing, a rug weaving workshop, a lecture on grape cultivation in Armenia, and a show! Note that the evening performance will take place in the Student Union Theater.


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We are no longer taking vendor registrations. All vendors should have been confirmed by Friday, September 3, 2016. The list of confirmed vendors can be found below. If you have any questions please contact zahra.ali@uconn.edu or dorothea.hast@uconn.edu

 

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9/22/16: Reshaping Haunted Nuremberg

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Storrs Campus, Dodd, Konover Auditorium

Click here to view event flyer and for more information.

Renowned art historian, Dr. Pnina Rosenberg from The Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), will present “Reshaping Haunted Nuremberg: From the City of Nazi Party Rallies to the Street of Human Rights” on September 22 at 5:00pm in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center’s Konover Auditorium. Dr. Rosenberg’s lecture will provide insights about the transformation of the city of Nuremberg, which held special significance in Nazi Germany as the site of monumental Nazi Party rallies. A set of laws, known as the “Nuremberg Laws” after the place where they were passed at a Nazi Party convention in 1935, became the legal foundation for the persecution of so-called “non-Aryans” and paved the way for the Holocaust. After Germany’s defeat in 1945, major German political and military functionaries and leaders of the Nazi Party were tried in Nuremberg in several international tribunals collectively known as the Nuremberg Trials.

In responding to this history, today’s Nuremberg has transformed many of these locations into educational and memorial sites with the intention of promoting human rights culture. Every other year, the city of Nuremberg bestows “The Nuremberg International Human Rights Award” upon a worthy organization working in the field of human rights. In 2000, Nuremberg was the first municipality world-wide to receive the UNESCO Award for Human Rights Education.

Sponsored by UConn Global Affairs, UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Contact:
Aaron Rosman, 860-486-2271