International Migration

Israel's Judiciary Under Threat

Professor Menachem Hofnung will share insight into how Israel's judiciary has changed over time, attempts to limit its role in government, and its position in Israeli politics.

Does the Judiciary really constitutes a third independent branch of government in Israel? This question arises when one witnesses the continuous attempts to change the existing balance of power and limit the court from applying judicial doctrines and legal standards to executive and parliamentary decisions.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 100 Years of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The half-day conference co-sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center and organized by Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies will feature leading scholars and public figures who will consider the future of Israel and Palestine.

NOTE: The event will be held at Brandeis University's Massachusetts campus, but can be viewed by visiting this page the day of the conference. The hours listed are Pacific Standard Time.

Promised Land Film Screening and Panel

A special screening of the documentary, Promised Land with a panel discussion afterwards.

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

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A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture featuring Fareed Zakaria

FAREED ZAKARIA is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers.

International Development Research and Networking Night

Global Development Lab equips students with the tangible skills and resources necessary to start their own initiatives through professionally-led workshops, internship connections, and development model experimentation.

To culminate our 2016-2017 academic program, lab members will be presenting their capstone projects at the event and sharing their research experience. In addition, there will be hors d'oeuvres and a keynote presentation from two lab members who recently returned from Nepal, where they implemented an original project geared towards economic sustainability.

"Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization" with author Dr. Margaret Peters

Why have countries increasingly restricted immigration even when they have opened their markets to foreign competition through trade or allowed their firms to move jobs overseas? In Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization, Dr. Margaret Peters argues that the increased ability of firms to produce anywhere in the world combined with growing international competition due to lowered trade barriers has led to greater limits on immigration.

Talk: At Home in America: Artist Dialogues

In anticipation of the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, a CSRC-organized exhibition for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, LACMA will host a series of dialogues discussing the ongoing place of home in contemporary art, public culture, and social relations. Featuring Laura Aguilar, Carmen Argote, Christina Fernandez, Ramiro Gomez, María Elena González, Salomón Huerta, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Camilo Ontiveros, and Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

Location

Los Angeles County Museum of Art- Bing Theater
United States
US

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