Wednesday 21 February 12:00pm
Marwa M. Shalaby, the Fellow for the Middle East and Director of Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program at Rice University, will talk about the impact of the politics of authoritarianism on shaping not only women’s numerical presence in national legislatures in the Middle East and North Africa, but also, their legislative behavior and policy priorities once in office. The Arab world has one of the lowest rates of women’s political representation at 17 percent, compared to 40 percent in Nordic countries and 27 percent in both Europe and the Americas. Joukowsky Forum, Room 125, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Thursday 22 February 5:00pm
Leisy J. Abrego, associate professor in Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, will give a talk exploring how DACA recipients and their families experienced, interpreted, and applied lessons from mass mobilizations in advocating for DACA recipients, also known as “DREAMers.” While international migration scholars often focus on educational and occupational integration, Abrego argues that political claims-making, too, is a form of immigrant integration not often captured in mainstream discussions of immigrant assimilation. The lecture is part of the Critical Migration and Refugee Studies Series, which considers the issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement. Smith-Buonanno, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street.
Friday 23 February 8:00pm
Ensemble Dal Niente is a Chicago-based contemporary music collective that presents and performs new music in ways that redefine the listening experience and advance the art form. The programming, brought to life by a flexible repertoire-based instrumentation, seeks to challenge convention and create engaging, inspiring, and immersive experiences which connect audiences with the music of today. Brown University student and faculty works are performed at this free concert. Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street.