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Interpreting the Israeli election

On Tuesday, February 12, the Global Studies Center will present one of it’s popular What’s Happening Around the World (WHAH) lunchtime forums. WHAW: Earthquake or Status Quo? Interpreting the Israeli Election will be a roundtable discussion in response to Israel’s election.

The event will featuring Professor of Government Donna Divine, Lecturer in Jewish […]

Roundtable on the new leadership in East Asia scheduled

Smith College’s East Asian Studies department is hosting a roundtable discussion “Rewind or Forward? New Leadership in East Asia’s 21st Century” on Wednesday, February 13.

The discussion, which begins at noon in Seelye 207, will feature introductions by Marnie Anderson (History/East Asian Studies) and panelists Steve Goldstein (Government), Jina Kim (East Asian Studies), and Dennis […]

Japan under the Democratic Party of Japan

Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. William Brooks, adjunct professor of Japanese Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will discuss current political developments under the Noda Cabinet as well as U.S.-Japan relations, including the ever-complicated Okinawa/Futenma issue.

Dr. Brooks earned a doctorate in Japanese history from Columbia University and is the author of […]

Guest lecturer to give talk in Spanish

Professor Victor M. Vich, of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Lima, will give a talk, Violence, Art, and Memory in Contemporary Peru, on Monday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Seelye 201.

Dr. Vich has published extensively on culture, violence and politics in Peru. In this talk, he will discuss the work of Peruvian artists who […]

Democratic Spring in Russia in 2012

On Monday, March 12, the Global Studies Center is hosting WHAW: New Elections, New Challenges, New Problems — Democratic Spring in Russia in 2012.

What’s Happening Around the World (WHAH) is an open forum for the Smith community. Monday’s session will feature special guest Alexander Buzgalin from the Department of Economics at Moscow State University.


Women in Africa lecture scheduled for Monday

On Monday, February 20 Catharine Newbury, Gwendolen Carter Chair in African Studies, will present “Women in Africa: The Paradoxes of Politics and Political Reform.”

Of the lecture, Professor Newbury says, “in recent years women have gained increased representation in many African state parliaments. But how deep is this transformation: do these changes promote policies that […]

Notable and quotable: Jaya Jaitly ’63

“I take life as it comes: Personally, I have no goals for myself. I am confident, but not aggressive. I don’t believe in shrieking on the roadside. There is godliness within each one of us. I believe in being true to both myself and others. A calm bent of mind and a balanced […]