Event Calendar

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons?

"Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons?"

Jennifer Erickson will give a talk titled: "Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons". Jennifer L. Erickson is an associate professor in the Political Science Department and International Studies Program at Boston College. Her research interests include international security and arms control, conventional and nuclear weapons, and the laws and norms of war. Her current book project explores the historical and contemporary cases of new weapons technologies and the creation of new laws and norms of war. Her first book, which deals with the conventional arms trade and the creation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, won the 2017 APSA Foreign Policy Section's Best Book Award.

The event is being sponsored by the Stanton Foundation and the Political Science Department of Amherst College.

This event is free and open to the public.

Protestor holds up a sign saying Harvard Stop Asian Quota

"Asian Americans and Affirmative Action": A Panel & Conversation

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

For their final project, the students of Professor Franklin Odo's research colloquium "Asian Americans and Affirmative Action" will be producing podcast episodes covering topics including the legal and political history of affirmative action, South Asian perspectives on the lawsuit, and Chinese American media activism through WeChat. Come to hear more about each episode, and join us for a discussion on the Harvard lawsuit and its potential impact on race-based affirmative action and college admissions! Participants: DJ Boakye '21, Tara Guo '20, Seoyeon Kim '21, Eric Kim '19, Sabrina Lin '21, Marco Sanchez '21, Karina Thanawala '21. Moderated by Shawna Chen '20.

"Configurations of Russian-Jewish Modernity": Symposium and Exhibition

Marina Mogilner (University of Illinois, Chicago):
"[De]racializing Modern Jewishness between the 'Boasian Revolution' in the U.S. and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia"

Brian Horowitz (Tulane University, New Orleans):
"Jabotinsky's Russia and the Politics and Culture of Pre-State Zionism"

Exhibition of Russian-Jewish Periodicals from the Collection of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture

The panel is moderated by Sergey Glebov and Adi Gordon from the Amherst College Department of History.

Sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund and Amherst Center for Russian Culture

Free and open to the public