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Dylan Marron Lecture

From Evelysse Vargas:

Dylan Marron is an IFP Gotham Award and Drama Desk-nominated writer, performer and video maker. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast Welcome to Nightvale, an alum of the New York Neo Futurists, and the creator of Every Single Word (Tumblr’s “Most Viral Blog” of 2016 and Short Award Nominee). He’ll be having a moderated discussion with Evelysse Vargas c/o 2017.

Dylan is a writer, correspondent and the most recognized face of Seriously.tv, where he created the viral smashes Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Shutting Down Bullsh*t, and his signature Unboxing series.

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 8pm
Place: Malcom X House Lounge

Anarchist Histories and Activism

From the American Studies Department:

Come hear Wesleyan students publicly present their research from the American Studies course, Anarchy in America: From Haymarket to Occupy Wall Street, taught by Professor of American Studies J. Kehaulani Kauanui. The course focused on anarchism as a political philosophy and practice—a little known aspect of American culture and society. Students examined select aspects of anarchist political thought and praxis in the United States and the ways that anarchism has been represented positively, vilified, or dismissed. The class included histories, philosophies and theories, and activism; it explored a range of diverse political traditions including individualist anarchism, socialist anarchism, anarcha-feminism, black anarchism, queer anarchism, indigenous influences and critiques, and other schools of thought. Professor Kauanui will moderate the following two panels.

10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Historical Genealogies & Radical Analysis

“Free Love, Motherhood, and Spiritism: Reading Anarchy Through the Writings of Luisa Capetillo,” Iryelis López ’17
“Love as Prefigurative Politics: A Critical Examination of the Revolutionary Potentials of Non-Monogamy,” Sarah Lurie ’17
“Black Feminist Resonances: The Overlaps and Intersections With Anarchist Principles,” Kaiyana Cervera ’19

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Community Resistance and Diverse Forms of Direct Action

“Encrypted But Not Cryptic: An Intro to Crypto Anarchy and Practical Resistance of the Modern Surveillance State,” Kate Pappas ’18
“Threads of Anarchism: A Look at Flint Community Action Amidst a State Crime,” Aura Ochoa ’17
“Power to the People! Energy Democracy and the Socialization of our Energy Infrastructure,” Joshua Nodiff ’19

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 10AM-1PM
Place: Russell Library (NOT Russell House!), 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Beyond the State, Beyond Development, Beyond the Postmodern: Anarchy and Buen Vivir, a lecture by Gustavo Esteva

Gustavo at Unitierra

After an inspiring discussion on Zapatismo earlier this evening, Gustavo Esteva continues his rampage of enlightenment through the young minds of Wes tomorrow with a second lecture.

Organizers are billing this event as “The Alternative Hugo Black Lecture”, in contestation of the University’s choice to invite Israeli Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak, a figure accused of normalizing torture, occupation, and apartheid in Palestine, to give the annual Hugo Black Lecture in the Memorial Chapel. Antonin Scalia, who spoke for the Hugo Black Lecture in spring 2012, drew intense protest for his reactionary judicial record.

Ross Levin ’15 with the details:

We are experiencing the end of an historical cycle, not just another crisis. All over the world, people are taking initiatives reclaiming the control of their lives and challenging the political system and dominant paradigms. What is the nature of these initiatives? How can we move past the logic of a neoliberal project of development to collectively reach that which lies beyond?

Date: TOMORROW – Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Allbritton 311 (top floor)
Facebook: event



Hazal Muhtar ’14 and Edgar Pliaskis ’14 bring you an event that sounds like Wes Thinks Big on roids:

As a valuable member of Wesleyan community, you are cordially invited to the 1st annual TedxWes conference at Wesleyan University  between 7-9 February, 2013. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an intellectual learning experience in an innovative atmosphere for a period of three days which will involve numerous  talks given by the Wesleyan faculty.

Date: Thursday, February 7th through Saturday, February 9th
Time: See schedule above
Place: PAC001/002

Miriam Solomon Lecture, “‘A Troubled Area’: Understanding the Controversy over Screening Mammography for Women aged 40-49”

For those interested in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of science, epistemology, gender and science and biomedical ethics, here is a fascinating event from the SiSP Department featuring Miriam Solomon.

Ms. Solomon is currently writing a book on evidence-based medicine, medical consensus conferences, narrative medicine and translational medicine, titled Beyond the Art and Science of Medicine. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001), and has published extensively in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine and biomedical ethics.

  • When: Thursday, February 2, 4:15 P.M.
  • Where: Allbritton 311
  • Cost: FREE
  • Flyer: click here

The Universe in a Nutshell: The Long Sentence in Borges’s ‘El Aleph’

On Thursday, September 22 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Balderston, Andrew Mellon Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh will be giving a speech at the Romance Languages and Literatures department at 300 High Street. Daniel Balderston is the director of the Borges Center at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the editor of the journal Variaciones Borges. He is the author of Out of Context: Historical Reference and the Representation of Reality in BorgesBorges, realidades y simulacros; The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges; Borges, una enciclopedia, and El deseo, enorme cicatriz luminosa. Daniel Balderston has also edited Approaches to Teaching Puig¹s Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, and Voice Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. This lecture is presented by the Wesleyan University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and The Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series. A reception will follow.

  • Date: Thursday, September 22
  • Time: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: The Common Room, 300 High Street
  • Cost: Free!

Superheroes in the ’60s: Comics & Counterculture

A new lecture sponsored by the Adelphic Education Fund:

Graphic artist and comics historian Arlen Schumer explores the origins of the superhero tradition, its personification American ideals and values, and how these attitudes and portrayals changed during the 1960s, using comic book panels and pages in a large-size projection format that graphically communicates the sequential nature of comic book art itself. And while that art reflected the dominant motifs of the 1960s, from the futuristic idealism of Infantino to the cinematic realism of Adams, the superheroes changed, from establishment conservatives like Superman, The Flash and Green Lantern, to counterculture liberals like Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Green Arrow.

  • Date: Thursday, September 23
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Place: The Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
  • Cost: Absolutely Free

Academic Forum 2010

The United States’ two party political system and how it can be both enabling and limiting, and it’s particular relevance in current events. Professors Elvin Lim (Gov’t) and Gil Skilman (Econ.) will both be speaking followed by discussion.

Date: April 29
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Psi Upsilon

“How to Build a Global Terrorism Database”- A Lecture by Erica Chenoweth

From Max Rodriguez ’10:

Professor Erica Chenoweth‘s lecture is back! She will be speaking at Alpha Delta Phi about her research project on counterterrorism, and the use of new technologies to measure, analyze, and understand it.

Professor Erica Chenoweth is an Associate Professor of Government at Wesleyan. She is also the director of Wesleyan’s Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research. This will be an exciting and informative lecture about research that is being done right here at Wesleyan by our own students and professors.

Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund

Date: April 27
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Greene Room