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February 2020

Poetry Reading: Nathalie Handal

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

Join us for a public reading by poet, playwright, nonfiction and literary travel writer, Nathalie Handal. Handal will read an excerpt from one of her original works and take questions from the audience afterwards.

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Fiction Reading: Etaf Rum

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Join the Department of English for a reading by NC State alumna Etaf Rum, author of "A Woman Is No Man." Her debut novel, which is a "New York Times" bestseller and featured on must-read lists around the world, is about three Palestinian women struggling to fit in in America.

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The Objectification of Agency

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Withers Hall, Room 331, United States

Anton Ford, a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, will give a talk on "The Objectification of Agency" in the Philosophy Colloquium Series. All are welcome.

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“The Life (and Death) of Phoencian Seafarers in the First Millennium BCE”

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Daniels Hall 216, 111 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC United States

Helen Dixon, an assistant professor in the Department of History at East Carolina University, will present a lecture titled "The Life (and Death) of Phoencian Seafarers in the First Millennium BCE." Dixon's research has evolved from archaeological excavation, museum study, and archive work in Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Greece, and focuses on how Phoenicians and their neighbors shaped and negotiated their social identities in both life and death. 

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“The 2020 Election and the Battle for the Meaning of America”

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Withers Hall, Room 232A, United States

John Sides, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, presents "The 2020 Election and the Battle for the Meaning of America." Sides studies political behavior in American and comparative politics.

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“Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising”

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Shops 201, United States

Come see the award-winning movie "Ascending Afghanistan," and stay for a discussion with Marina LeGree, founder of the non-profit about empowering young women through mountaineering. Free and open to the public.

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March 2020

“The Fictions of a Civilian Accomplice to the Pinochet Regime: Mariana Callejas’ Secret Shame”

March 2 @ 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
Daniels 434, 111 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

A Contracorriente and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invite the NC State community to a talk titled “The Fictions of a Civilian Accomplice to the Pinochet Regime: Mariana Callejas’ Secret Shame” by Michael Lazzara, a professor of Latin American literature and cultural studies at the University of California at Davis. This talk is based in part on a chapter from Lazzara's latest book, "Civil Obedience: Complicity and Complacency in Chile Since Pinochet" (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018).

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Arcade Mode: Space and Memory in Play

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

In this talk, Sam Tobin, a communication professor at Fitchburg State University, explores and reconceptualizes the video arcade and related sites of ludic everyday life through a series of vignettes, probes and fragments in which memory, history and biography are deployed to map the arcade, its people and practices, and their pasts into our present.

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Workshop: “What to do with a B.A. in Psychology”

March 4 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Poe Hall, Room 512, United States

This workshop helps psychology students transfer skills they have learned at NC State into a career. Come explore career paths and job titles in different fields of psychology and learn what you can do now to prepare for your career. 

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The Global War on Terror, Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes

March 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Withers Hall, Room 331, United States

Jessica Johnson of William and Mary will give a talk on "The Global War on Terror, Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes: Entanglements of Racialization, Replacement, Radicalization and Religion" in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series. All are welcome.

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