Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Human Rights Studies in Academia (Conference, 4/2)

A Conference at Yale University
Saturday, April 2, 9am-4pm. Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 102

Click Here to Reserve your Place at the Human Rights in Academia Conference

The purpose of the 2011 Human Rights in Academia conference at Yale University is to bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the importance of developing and expanding upon existing human rights programs and initiatives within academic institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conference will be a forum for debating the place and importance of human rights studies in a global academic context. Advancing the status of human rights studies while generating energy, collaboration, and action is the larger objective of the conference. For more information on the Conference Click Here.
Conference Participant List:

Harlan Beckely (Washington and Lee University) Director of The Shepherd Poverty Program.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale) Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy.

Charlie Clements (Harvard) Executive Director of The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Camille Crittenden (University of California at Berkeley) Executive Director of Human Rights Center.

Yasmine Ergas (Columbia) Director of The Institute for The Study of Human Rights.

Susan Gzesh (University of Chicago) Executive Director of Human Rights Program.

Susan Katz (University of San Francisco) Professor. Expert on International and Multicultural Education.

Thomas Keenan (Bard College) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch) Director of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program and (Hunter College, CUNY) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joseph Martin (Columbia) Director of Human Rights Studies at Barnard.

Timothy McCarthy (Harvard) Program Director of Human Rights and Social Movements.

Samuel Moyn (Columbia) Professor and Historian of Human Rights.

William Schulz (NYU). Former Executive Director of Amnesty International.

James Silk (Yale) Executive Director of The Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School.

David Simon (Yale) Professor of Political Science.

Felisa Tibbitts (Harvard) Lecturer on Education and (HREA) Co-Founder of Human Rights Education Associates.

Terence Turner (Cornell University) Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. Indigenous Rights Expert.

Richard Wilson (UConn) Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Director of Human Rights Institute at UConn.

Jay Winter (Yale) Charles J. Stille Professor of History.

Conference Schedule



Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:20 am


9:20-9:40 am


9:40-10:00 am

Panel I

10:00-11:00 am

Discussion of Panel I

11:00-11:30 am

Panel II

11:30-12:30 pm

Discussion of Panel II

12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-2:00 pm

Panel III

2:00-3:00 pm

Discussion of Panel III

3:00-3:30 pm

Last Remarks/Wrap Up

3:30-4:00 pm


4:00 pm

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GSAS 1st Threesis Challenge for Master's Students: April 9th

Dean Malcolm Semple

on behalf of

The Graduate School of Arts and Science

cordially invites you to be a part of our audience for the first annual

GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

hosted by
The Graduate School of Arts and Science Master's College

Saturday, April 9th
Final Round begins at 4:00 PM. Doors open at 3:30 PM.

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square
New York, NY

Please RSVP for this event through the link below

*A reception will follow in the NYU Skirball Center Lobby

This event will have an audience favorite award, so you being there will have a huge impact on the event's outcome. Please come out to support the competitors from your department and from across the Graduate School.

The Threesis Academic Challenge is a tournament style competition through which master's students can showcase their scholarly achievements. Competitors present the research of their thesis or final project in three minutes or less to an audience and a panel of judges hoping to win prizes totaling $2,500.

This competition originated at the University of Queensland in Australia. The Graduate School of Arts and Science is proud to be the host of the first Threesis competition in this hemisphere. In honor of the heritage of the Threesis, the reception following will have a distinctively Aussie flavor.

Bike Trade-In This Weekend!

Hello friends -

Got an old bike sitting around? Trade it in - and trade up: Bring it in this weekend and get a voucher for $50 off a new bike!

WHEN Saturday March 26th, from 11am - 4pm
WHERE Bicycle Habitat, 250 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10012
WHAT trade-in a bicycle or bike parts and get $50 OFF a new bike or 20% off bike gear
WHY All donations will go to Recycle-A-Bicycle, a local non-profit organization

For more information, visit our website or call (212) 431-3315.
Hope to see you this Saturday!

Charlie McCorkell
Bicycle Habitat

Photography and Film Panel at Barnard, 3/28

The Barnard Center for Research on Women invites you to attend:

The New Woman International:
Representations in Photography and Film
a panel with Kristine Harris, Elizabeth Otto, Vanessa Rocco, and Clare Rogan
moderated by Linda Nochlin

Monday, 3/28, 6:30 pm
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College
3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)
New York, NY

During the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth, a range of iconic female forms emerged to dominate the global pictorial landscape. Female athletes and adventurers, chorine stars, flappers, garçonnes, Modern Girls, neue Frauen, suffragettes, and trampky were all facets of the dazzling and urbane New Woman who came to epitomize modern femininity in photographs and on film. This construct existed as a set of abstract ideals, even as it varied when translated across national contexts and through a range of key historical moments including First Wave feminism, colonialism, the First and Second World Wars, political revolutions, and the rise of modernism.

This panel, moderated by art historian Linda Nochlin, will examine the nuances of visual representations of this transgressive and border-crossing figure from her inception in the later nineteenth century to her full development in the interwar period and beyond.

Kristine Harris is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz and recently was a Visiting Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.

Linda Nochlin, moderator, is Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Elizabeth Otto, assistant professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, is an art historian who focuses on issues of gender, visuality, and media culture in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially in Germany and France.

Vanessa Rocco is an adjunct assistant professor in the History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute.

Clare I. Rogan is Curator of the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, where she also teaches courses on history of photography, the history of prints, and museum studies.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Barnard Center for Research on Women at (212) 854-2067 or visit our website,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Comp Lit Talk, 3/28: The Secret Literature of the Last Muslims of Spain

We’re very pleased to announce the following talk co-sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese.

Luce López-Baralt

"The Secret Literature of the Last Muslims of Spain"

Monday, March 28

5-7:00 pm

408 Silver Building

(100 Washington Square East)

Luce López-Baralt, one of the foremost scholars of Muslim Iberia, is professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Her many books, editions, translations and articles explore the mystical literature and religious practices of Spain and al-Andalus, from the late medieval to the early modern periods and the Spanish Golden age; they have been translated into French, English, German, Dutch, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian. Her recent studies of the cultural production among the morisco of Spain have transformed the scholarly understanding of those populations. López-Baralt has taught as a Visiting Professor at universities in South America, North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Upcoming Colloquium in American Lit & Culture, NYU: 3/23

The New York University

Colloquium in American Literature and Culture


Jonathan Senchyne (Cornell)

Herman Melville's "Paper Allegories": Media, Intimacy, Dispersed Subjectivity


Cassandra Good (UPenn)

“The specious name of friend”: Representations of Heterosocial Friendship in the Literature of Sensibility

Wednesday, March 23

6:30 p.m.

13-19 University Place, Great Room

New York University

All are welcome!

Refreshments will be served.

For more information: