This conference will center on different historical themes (culture, religiosity, languages, politics, encounters) as well as address the “connectivity” between Iberia, North Africa and other Mediterranean lands and the nature of the global Mediterranean. Organized by Thomas Barton (USD), Marie Kelleher (CSULB), Antonio Zaldivar (CSUSM), Teofilo Ruiz (UCLA), and Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA).
Speaker: Maria Paula Ghiso, Teachers’ College, Columbia University
Speaker: Wan Shun Eva Lam, Northwestern University
Speaker: Patricia Baquedano-López, UC Berkeley
Skawennati: Indigenous Futurism in an Artistic Practice
Skawennatie, Mohawk Multimedia Artist. Co-director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and Partnership Coordinator of The Initiative for Indigenous Futures
Part of the series on Entrepreneurship in a Global Era: Chinese & Indian Immigrants in the US: A collaborative project of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and the Center for India and South Asia
Book Talk Featuring Michael Levien: Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India
Patricia Baquedano-López examines the intersection of language, race, and immigration in her research and work in schools. A recent strand of her research focuses on indigenous students from Latin America in U.S. public schools. Her current project is funded by a grant from UC MEXUS-CONACyT (with Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez, University of Colima) and centers on return migration, transnational families, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California.
Water experts from around the world will gather at UCLA to discuss the shared resource challenges facing Africa and the Middle East as well as the cutting-edge policy and technology solutions being used and developed to overcome them.
Complete information on the conference and speakers is available on the conference website MidEastAfrica-Water.org