Seminars and Events Archive

Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Two high-profile cases being prosecuted in the military commissions at Guatanamo raise exceptionally challenging problems for the US government and the civilian and military lawyers defending the suspects. One case involves five people, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who are accused of responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The second case is against Abdul Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of participating in the bombing of the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000.

Nina Alnes Haslie, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Oslo
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  Looking for sea turtles between the island and the sea: A story about the tide, the moon and a machine gun

Professor Michael Taussig Responding

Wine and cheese reception follows

Xenia Cherkaev, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  "Letun"

Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

Matthew West, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  Property's Properties: Invention and the Ownership of Intangible Knowledge

A light lunch will be provided at 12:00 in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

Murat Guney, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  "Turkey's Neoliberal State of Emergency for Economic Growth, and the Changing Perceptions of Risk, Safety and Social Security in Tuzla Shipyards, Istanbul"

Professor Claudio Lomnitz, Department of Anthropology, CU, will respond

Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

Dianne Scullin, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  Moche ceramic whistles: breathing life into narrative

Professor Rosalind Morris Responding

A light lunch will be provided in room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

Guangtian Ha, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  Inhabiting the (Un-)Seen: Islam Misrecognized

Reception follows

Regnar Kristensen (University of Copenhagen)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 6:10pm to 8:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title:  “50 years since and 50 meters from The Children of Sanchez: From Culture of Poverty to Culture of Security (Mexico City).” 

Discussant TBA

Food and beverages will be provided.

David Pedersen (Department of Anthropology, UCSD)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:10pm to 8:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title: “Migrants, Money, and Moralization of the Present in El Salvador.” 

Discussant: TBA

Food and beverages will be provided.

 

Marc Edelman (Deparment of Anthropology, CUNY)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:10pm to 8:30pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title: "Cycles of Land Grabbing in Central America: an argument for history and a case study in the Bajo Aguán, Honduras.” 

Discussant: Juan Carlos Mazariegos

Food and beverages will be provided.

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