Events

Hidden Figures (film, MUH)

October 17; 5 - 8 pm

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world …

"Indo-Sri Lanka Fishery Conflict: Issues of the Margins and New Directions"

October 18; 6 - 8 pm

This Thiyagaraja Waradas lecture focuses on the fishery conflict between South Indian and Northern Sri Lankan fishermen and the chronic failure of state interventions. It charts strategies from below used by the civil society and fishermen from Northern Sri Lanka to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing by Indian vessels in Sri Lankan waters, and to bring the two parties together for negotiations. It will also highlight the lessons learnt and new directions in the post-war era …

"T'aa hwo aji't'eego: Sovereignty, Livelihood, and Challenging Coal in the Navajo Nation"

October 20; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Andrew Curley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the second seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"Mahatma Gandhi: Vegetarianism and Social Critique"

October 20; 5:30 - 7 pm

The speaker, Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, is the Navin and Pratima Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California …

"Why Our Actions Matter: Reducing Violence on Campus & in the Community" (MUM)

October 23; 1:15 - 3:15 pm

This presentation by Ann Brandon of Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will help you create a list of proactive behaviors for bystanders and address common barriers when faced with situations that could lead to violence …

"From Penguins to Plankton: The Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula"

October 24; 5 - 6 pm

The speaker, Jim McClintock, has led 14 research expeditions to Antarctica over the past 30 years as well as numerous educational tours, and will take attendees on a virtual trip to the southernmost continent and discuss the impacts that climate change has made on Antarctica as well as Ohio …

"Controversy on Campus: Perspectives on Free Speech" (MUH)

October 24; 5 - 6:30 pm

This 75-minute panel discussion aims to address the timely and important topic of free speech on the university campus from the viewpoints of Miami University Regionals faculty in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts …

Frida (film, MUH)

October 24; 5 - 8 pm

This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary …

"The Value of Local Government Archives"

October 25; 12 - 1 pm

Learn about the important role that archives play in preserving our records of enduring historical value. Housed within the walls of local government archives, these records document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of local communities, and provide all area residents with a common sense of identity …

"Blanchot, Levinas, and the Question of the Ecological Other"

October 25; 4:15 - 6 pm

Allan Stoekl delivers this L. P. Irvin Lecture …

"Designs on the City: Gender and Urban Renewal in San Francisco"

October 25; 5 - 6 pm

Alison Isenberg, co-director of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, gives this 2017-2018 Humanities Center Altman Program lecture …

"Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom"

October 25; 6 - 7:30 pm

The Political Science Department along with the JANUS Forum would like to invite you to our lecture featuring guest speakers Alice Rivlin and Dave Walker …

"Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs"

October 26; 1 - 2:30 pm

Douglas Smith, historian and author of Rasputin, gives this lecture …

"Bodies Visible and Invisible: The Necro-Politics of the Jewish Cemetery in the Life of Modern Thessaloniki"

October 30; 5 - 6:30 pm

Thomas Laqueur's (Helen Fawcett Professor of History, University of California Berkeley), talk explores the destruction in 1942 of the largest Jewish cemetery in the world by Greek fascists not, as was claimed after the war, by the Nazi occupation forces …

The Business of Fancydancing (film, MUH)

October 31; 5 - 8 pm

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend …

"Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms"

November 2; 4 - 5:30 pm

Author and human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar will expand on the themes in his book, Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms

Women in Law and Leadership Symposium

November 3; 8 am - 5 pm

Miami University and its Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education are proud to present a day-long conference focused on issues related to women in law and leadership. The conference will bring together lawyers and current Miami students …

"Mediating Indigenous Geographies"

November 3; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Laurel Smith, University of Oklahoma, for the third seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"Global Hierarchy in the Local Workforce: Emotional Reactions toward and Cognitive Explanations for Low Status Inequality in the UAE"

November 3; 3 - 5 pm

Dr. Angela Maitner's (American University of Sharjah) Department of Psychology Colloquium Series talk explores emotional reactions of individuals who are collectively disadvantaged, as well as the way people explain, understand, and perpetuate the payment hierarchy …

"War, Revolution, and Jewish Life in Russia": A Symposium

November 3; 3 - 5 pm

In conjunction with the exhibit in King Library, the Havighurst Center is hosting a symposium that will explore the Blavatnik Archive materials. Three leading scholars of Jewish history will be deliver short presentations on their current research …