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  • The Critical Moment for Climate Change: Global Politics and the 2015 Paris Summit

    07:00 - 08:30 p.m.
    Global and International Studies Auditorium

    As the world gathers for a major conference about potential actions on global climate change, the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and School of Public and Environmental Affairs are hosting a discussion Dec. 1 about key climate-change issues. This free public event is in anticipation of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Paris Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

  • "Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can you Avoid Politics?" Jewish Studies lecture by Israeli Author Assef Gavron

    05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
    Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

    Shahzad Bashir is a noted specialist on the religious, intellectual, and cultural history of the Muslim world. He has taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University since 2007, and has held NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim, and Carnegie fellowships. His publications include Messianic Hopes and Mystical Visions The Nurbakhshiya Between Medieval and Modern Islam (2003), Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis (2005), and Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam (2011), as well as numerous articles on religious movements, hagiographical and historiographical conventions, and ways of interrogating textual and other sources on religious history. His presentation for the Bregel Lecture draws upon his current project to build a cultural history of Persianate Islamic societies during the 15th and 16th centuries, around several themes that pervade sources of that era, including the use of the first-person voice to authenticate the past. The Bregel Lecture series honors IU Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel and his many contributions to the study of Central and Inner Asian history and of Persian and Chaghatay Turkic historiography. Professor Bregel taught in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies from 1981 until 2000, serving also as Director of the Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies from 1986 to 1997, and as Director of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center from 1989 to 1997.

  • TPP: Genuine Breakthrough or Fast-Track Backwards?

    06:00 - 07:00 p.m.
    Hodge Hall 111

    On November 5th of this year, the U.S. finally disclosed the long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), under negotiation for over five years. Described by Secretary of State Kerry as a “genuine breakthrough,” it encompasses twelve countries and forty percent of the world’s output—the largest free trade deal in history. If ratified, this 6,000-page agreement will have profound impacts on the worldwide economy, trans-national laws, medicine costs, and labor conditions, among many other areas. Join Oxfam Club at Indiana University for a panel and discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its negotiation process, and its potential benefits and drawbacks. Speaking will be Professor Bauerle-Danzman of International Studies, Professor Fidler of Maurer School of Law, and Professor Dau-Schmidt of Maurer School of Law. The event will be held in Hodge Hall, Room 111, at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 2nd (the Wednesday after Thanksgiving). The event is free and open to the public, and free food will be provided.

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