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A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of Race and Identity in Society


Join President Joseph E. Aoun for an event to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The event will feature discussions about the perceptions of race in media and culture by a panel of prominent journalists, writers and thinkers, as well musical performances by students. The panel will be moderated by…
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Faculty Works-in-Progress: Humanities Center Fellows Group “Whose Story?”


Join Fellows of the Northeastern Humanities Center for final talk of the semester of the Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series. Professor Jessica Silbey, member of the WGSS Executive Committee, and Humanities Center Fellow will be one of the presenters. The panel will feature: Iris Berent Department of Psychology   Jessica Silbey School of Law   Anjuli…
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Sanctuary, Well-Being, and the Impact of DACA: Philosophical Perspectives on Sanctuary Cities Workshop


Workshop participants on Friday December 1 include: Patti Tamara Lenard Associate Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. José Jorge Mendoza Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Serena Parekh Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University Adam Hosein Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University Matthew Noah Smith Associate Professor of…
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Shelley Wilcox: Are Sanctuary Cities Morally Justified?


Join Dr. Shelley Wilcox for a public lecture on sanctuary cities in the US. “This talk explores the moral issues associated with local sanctuary policies. I examine three arguments in favor of sanctuary policies—the public safety, civil disobedience, and collective resistance arguments—and I defend the latter. In doing so, I address several important issues that…
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International Law, Local Justice: Human Rights Transformed


The School of Law is hosting a symposium to honor the memory of Professor Hope Lewis, a longtime faculty member. Before her untimely death in December 2016, Professor Hope Lewis was at the forefront of initiatives to theorize the relationship between human rights and the new global economy, to identify best practices for her colleagues in…
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Women of Color Feminisms in Authoritarian Times


This event is a part of “Feminisms Unbound” a GCWS speaker series at MIT engaging discourses on feminist ideas, theories, concerns, and practices in our contemporary moment. This event will feature Erica Edwards of Rutgers University, Lorgia Garcia Peña of Harvard University, and Iyko Day of Mount Holyoke College. Lisa Lowe of Tufts University will moderate.