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BRAZIL 100/200: Reflections on the Legacies of the Week of Modern At & the Bicentennial of Independence

Brazil at 100 / 200 will explore how memory and culture shape the meaning of independence today. By integrating a reflection on the twin centenaries of independence and the São Paulo Modern Art Week, this conference will reflect on the meaning of independence in the light of ideas about Brazilian identity that inspired the modernists one hundred years ago and continue to provoke us today.
This will be a hybrid conference via Zoom as well as with in-person components at Yale University and at the Braudel Institute in São Paulo.

PRFDHR Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Professor Heba Gowayed

Drawing on a global and comparative ethnography, this presentation explores how Syrian men and women seeking refuge in a moment of unprecedented global displacement are received by countries of resettlement and asylum—the U.S., Canada, and Germany. It shows that human capital, typically examined as the skills immigrants bring with them that shape their potential, is actually created, transformed, or destroyed by receiving states’ incorporation policies.

Yale Library Book Talk: Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn will discuss his new book “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”
Yale Law School and History Department Professor Samuel Moyn’s new book asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical—-to ban torture and limit civilian casualties—-have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier? Professor Moyn will be in discussion with Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science.

PRFDHR Seminar: On War and Architecture: A Tale of a Syrian City, Dr. Ammar Azzouz

Since 2011, the war in Syria has reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians with the displacement of over fourteen million people—more than half the population—inside and outside Syria, and the severe destruction of architecture. In Homs, the third largest city in Syria, entire neighbourhoods have been turned into rubble, destroying the familiar and reshaping the urban, social and cultural fabric of the city. Based on a series of interviews with architects and urbanists who remained in Syria, and with members of the Syrian diaspora, Dr.

Gender and Policy Forum - Protecting Women Migrants in the 21st Century

The Gender and Policy Forum is organized by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies and promotes synergies between researchers and public policy leaders in Latin America.
Panel 4: Protecting Women Migrants in the 21st Century
Migration in conditions of duress or force is particularly dangerous for women. Panelists will consider the causes and consequences of women’s migration as well as situations of extreme violence that women may experience when seeking to cross borders. The discussion will focus on how governments can protect migrating women.

Negotiating Islamic Selfhood: Romance and Censorship in Middle Eastern and South Asian Cinema

This mini-conference focuses on the Middle Eastern and South Asian film industries to examine how cinema functioned as supplemental public spheres where filmmakers explore Islam as a human and historical phenomenon characterized and constituted, not merely by immense variety and diversity, but by the prodigious presence of outright contradiction shaped by Muslims and non-Muslims.

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