Five College Consortium

Plurals, Paradox and Modality

Thu, Dec 6 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center 103/104 Combined

20th Annual Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz-Thomas Tymoczko Memorial Logic Lecture

Stewart Shapiro, Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Distinguished Professor, University of Connecticut, Professorial Fellow, University of Oslo, will argue, first, that certain natural language examples - so-called superplurals - prove empirically problematic for extant analyses that reject the existence of plural entities.

What these examples reveal, ultimately, is the need for groups, or collections viewed as entities in their own right. However, since these iterate like sets, they lead to Russell's Paradox. He will sketch a potentialist theory of groups according to which group-formation is merely potential, as opposed to actual or complete.

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Smith College
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Environmental Justice and Environmental Inequalities: Towards a Legal Vision of the Climate Justice Concept

Thu, Nov 29 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 106

Marine Denis is a PhD candidate in Public International Law at Université Paris Sorbonne Cité and EHESS in Paris, France. Her work analyses the UNHCR and IOM legal responses in addressing displacement related to natural hazards and climate change in South Asia.

In addition to her PhD, she is also a research assistant at Sciences Po - medialab' for a scientific project funded by the European Union ‘Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics’ and she teaches a course on climate negotiations, climate justice and international environmental law in Sciences Po Paris "Political Economy of the Environment : Managing our ecological crisis".

She is a visiting scholar in MA this fall. 

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Smith College
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Climate Change Talk (Lecture in French)

Mon, Nov 26 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 102 Meeting Room

A l'aube d'un échec de la diplomatie environnementale grandissant, quels sont les enjeux de la COP24?

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Smith College
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Violence and Economic Growth: How the Past Informs the Present

Tue, Nov 27 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Seelye Hall 201

Economics Annual Lecture: Lisa Cook 

Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University and the Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She was on the President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and had visiting appointments at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the University of Michigan, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

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Touching - a cross-cultural exploration of truth, forgiveness and healing

Fri, Nov 30 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 201

SWG Public Talk: Doris Grey

Doris Gray, Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Al-Akhwayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, will talk about her work-in-progress, a personal memoir and a reflection about processes of truth telling and reconciliation in the North African country of Tunisia. Gray begins the conversation with questions: Is truth important? To whom? Can forgiveness and reconciliation lead to healing?

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Smith College
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Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

Thu, Dec 6 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 106

Stephen R. Platt (Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst) will discuss his new book, Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age (Knopf, 2018). This event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the Smith College Program in East Asian Studies and College Lecture Fund.

Below are links to reviews of Platt's work in prominent newspapers:

www.theguardian.com…

www.nytimes.com…

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Reception for GER 297 Exhibition

Thu, Dec 6 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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BFAC Museum Atrium

Reception for Student-Curated Virtual Exhibition
Charlene Shang Miller, Museum of Art; and Professor Joe McVeigh, German Studies
Opening Reception for, "Transitions: From the Old Order to the New."

The students of GER 297, in cooperation with the Digital Imaging Center and the Smith College Museum of Art, have curated a virtual exhibition of German print artifacts and ephemera from the period 1890-1930 that are part of a private collection. The students have also curated a works-on-paper cabinet in the Museum (3rd floor), which is part of the exhibition. For more information, contact Joe McVeigh of the German Studies Department.

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Darya Khrenova REEES lecture

Wed, Dec 5 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 201

In the 1990s, the Soviet Union collapsed and post-Soviet society experienced a shocking transition, as new views on history, economy and the arts began to circulate. New values were declared, as previously forbidden topics became permissible in public discourse. This lecture explores the reality of Putin’s Russia, more than three decades after the events of Perestroika and Glasnost, and considers what elements of Soviet society have returned, with a focus on documentary film production. As state-controlled television avoids screening documentary films, the talk will address how this media and political landscape impacts documentary film production and directors, as well as how independent documentary films portray contemporary Russian reality.

Darya Khrenova is a documentary film maker and a professor at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts

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Smith College
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Music in the Noon Hour

Wed, Dec 5 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Sweeney Concert Hall

Katherine Saik, soprano, Volcy Pelletier, cello and Judith Gordon piano. French music past and present.

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Smith College
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Tiana Clark Poetry Reading

Tue, Dec 4 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room

TIANA CLARK aims to start a conversation with her poetry: “I’m humming; I want people to hum too.” Subverting old forms and fashioning new ones with electric confidence, her mind draws poetic inspiration from idiosyncratic sources: from crossbites to volcanic eruptions to the image of pop-star Rihanna. Hailing from Tennessee and southern California, Clark majored in Africana Studies and Women’s Studies at Tennessee State University. While working toward her MFA at Vanderbilt University, she was poetry editor of the Nashville Review. Her collection I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood won the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. In rich dialogue with artists and activists across decades, Clark’s poems scatter, divide, expose their gaps, and swallow their own tails. She bravely traces the firsts of southern Black girlhood with vulnerability that Ross Gay describes as “a reaching toward.” Clark’s 2016 chapbook, Equilibrum, chosen by Afaa Michael Weaver for the Frost Place Chapbook Competition, explores a biracial speaker’s inner and outer opposing forces, asking in its title poem “what is left / whispering in us, once we have / stopped trying to become the other?” The recipient of honors such as the Academy of American Poets University Prize and the Rattle Poetry Prize, Clark currently teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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