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Upcoming CLAHS Events

  • 09/29/2023 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Newman Library Goodall Room Human Dimensions of Infectious Disease: Research Colloquium This colloquium explores the human dimensions of infectious diseases through a series of presentations by faculty and students from the humanities, social sciences, population health, and other fields. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Alexandre White, assistant professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, on the topic: Epidemic Orientalism: Race, Capital, and the Governance of Infectious Disease. https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89915838236
  • 09/29/2023 1:30 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library Athenaeum STS Seminar Series Colin McMilan (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) "Unveiling Industrial Uses: How Organizations May Mediate Decarbonization" Event will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual)
  • 09/29/2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newman Library, 1st Floor Goodall Room Regenerar Film Screening, Discussion, and Q&A with the Director Regenerar is a three part documentary that investigates the relationship between colonial modernity and the climate emergency through the lenses of Death, Dream, and Life. Situated 30 years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the film investigates the possibilities of political imagination beyond the human-nature binary.
  • 10/02/2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 12th Hispanic Film Series- The Good Boss 10/2-10/8 All movies will be screened virtually Access to the movies: https://forms.gle/TFjhudxYYzF4kUnx8 Spanish with English subtitles With Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Oscar de la Fuente A smash hit in Spain starring Academy Award winner Javier Bardem, The Good Boss is an acerbic character study and a darkly funny social satire of the workplace. Blanco, the charismatic owner of a family-run factory, is under pressure as he covets a local award for business excellence. Everything needs to be perfect! But the veneer of the perfect company cracks as Blanco has to deal with a vengeful fired worker, a depressed supervisor, and an infatuated ambitious intern. To win the competition, the manipulative "good boss" shamelessly meddles in his employees' private lives and crosses every line imaginable, unknowingly starting an explosive chain reaction with wild consequences.
  • 10/04/2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Fralin Auditorium (Fralin Hall) PPE Research Speaker Series: Lukas Meyer Lukas Meyer, Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Section for Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Graz (Austria), will give a talk with the title "Distributive Justice and the Global Emissions Budget." The talk will take place on October 4, 2023, from 4-5:30pm in the Fralin Auditorium (Fralin Hall). The talk is tailored to appeal to both faculty and students, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by a public reception. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@vt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.
  • 10/09/2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 12th Hispanic Film Series- This Stolen Country of Mine 10/9-10/15 All movies will be screened virtually Access to the movies: https://forms.gle/TFjhudxYYzF4kUnx8 Spanish with English subtitles With Paul Jarrin Mosquera, Fernando Villavicencio Chinese mining in Ecuador's mountains sets the stage for an epic battle between eco-guerrillas and a corrupt government in an intensely dramatic documentary. This Stolen Country of Mine follows Paul Jarrin Mosquera, who leads the indigenous resistance against the exploitation of their land. Meanwhile, China uses the Ecuadorian government to turn the country into one of its new colonies, having made the country dependent on credit through a series of corrupt and greedy treaties. When journalist Fernando Villavicencio exposes these plots and gets access to the contracts between China and Ecuador, the government wants him silenced too. Both men are fighting for freedom in this battle against a superpower. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Marc Wiese, the film exposes China's massive hunger for natural resources and how during the last decade it has been aggressively operating to obtain access to these resources in Ecuador. The country is now stuck with the most Chinese debts in Latin America.
  • 10/11/2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires) Majors Fair The University's Majors Fair will take place on October 11, 2023, from 10am-3pm, in the Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires). If you are interested in the PPE major or PPE Pathways minor, please visit our table at the fair and learn more about degree requirements, career prospects, and opportunities with the PPE program. PPE Core Faculty, advisors, and student ambassadors will be present and will be happy to answer any questions.
  • 10/12/2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd) PPE Cinema: Song from the Forest The PPE Cinema, organized by the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, welcomes faculty and students from across campus who are interested in watching and discussing great films. Together we watch movies on the big screen in the conference room of the Kellogg Center and discuss the questions in philosophy, politics, and economics they raise. Food and beverages are provided. Film tile: Song from the Forest. Fascinating documentary about an American who lived twenty-five years in the Central African rainforest among Bayaka Pygmies and decides to bring his son to New York City. Best Feature Length Documentary Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2013. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@vt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.
  • 10/13/2023 1:30 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library Athenaeum STS Seminar Series Jenny Schuetz (Brookings Institution) "Tackling America's Housing Affordability Crises" and Roundtable Event will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual)
  • 10/18/2023 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Brush Mountain A Squires Student Center Hip Hop: Activism & History Telling A round table discussion with Kozmik Force and faculty from Virginia Tech, Edward Polanco and Kwame Harrison. Join us for this interactive discussion about hip-hop and society.
  • 10/18/2023 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center 500 Years of Resistance: 60 Minutes of Rap Join the Department of History, El Centro, the Indigenous Community Center, and other institutes in hosting Kozmik Force in concert. Kozmik Force is a hip hop duo composed of Jag Arreola and Native Threat. They are from the Inland Empire in southern California and their music highlights a strong commitment to sobriety, decolonization, and the push for liberation for all marginalized people from a Pro-Chicano -- Pro-Indigenous perspective.
  • 10/20/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch; come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes. Take a break from studying or working and chat in German with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • 10/24/2023 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg Steve Inskeep: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America A free lecture and book signing with NPR's Steve Inskeep. In his new book, "Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America," Inskeep uncovers Lincoln's rare gift for bridging political divides. No registration is required.
  • 10/25/2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Newman Library Goodall Room (Multipurpose Room) PPE Lunchtime Talk: Jordan Adamson Jordan Adamson, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at Leipzig University (Germany), will give a talk with the title "A Practical Public Goods Mechanism for Policing." The talk will take place on October 25, 2023, from 11am-12:30pm in the Newman Library Goodall Room (Multipurpose Room). All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@vt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.
  • 10/26/2023 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Squires - Commonweath Ballroom A CLAHS Study Abroad Expo The College of Liberal Arts and Human Science will hold its annual Study Abroad Expo on October 26 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Commonwealth Ballroom A Squires Student Center. This drop-in event is open to all students of any year. Faculty leaders will be on-site to discuss programs and answer questions. CLAHS offers over 20 faculty-led programs around the world including ones in Italy, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Oman, South Africa, The United Kingdom, India, Latvia, and Zambia. You can also see learn about other programs available through exchanges between VT and partner universities and more!
  • 11/03/2023 1:30 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library Athenaeum STS Seminar Series Tom Ewing (VT, History) "A Frightful Increase of Mortality: Statistics in Action during the 188901892 influenza Epidemic in the New York City"
  • 11/03/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch; come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes. Take a break from studying or working and chat in German with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • 11/08/2023 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd) PPE Working Paper Series: Sheryl Ball Sheryl Ball, a PPE affiliate and a faculty member in Economics, will give a talk with the title "Youth Reeducated: The Economics Preference Impacts of China's Send-Down Movement." The talk will take place on November 8, 2023, from 12:30-1:45pm, in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP (strongly recommended). The PPE Working Paper Series offers a friendly and constructive intellectual environment for sharing and advancing preliminary research in PPE and is typically combined with lunch for participants. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@vt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.
  • 11/13/2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM online War on Record: The Archive and the Afterlife of the Civil War In an online talk drawing on her new book, Yael Sternhell will excavate the history of the Civil War's most important archive and reveal how personalities, politics, and policies shaped the source material historians use to this day. Register on zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AN7moWRESwyewyk5xfumMw#/registration Please note: We are committed to making our events accessible. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Paul Quigley at 540/231-9090 or pquigley@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.