"Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

April 21; 4:30-6pm

Sarah Chayes, senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, gives this Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture. Formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations …

"Uncovering Tanzania" Photography Exhibit

April 21; 7-9pm

This exhibit is presented by Alissa Pollack, student, Western Program, Senior Capstone Project. Uncovering Tanzania is a compilation of photographs taken while volunteering in Tanzania, Africa during the month of January 2015 …

Genocide Film Series

April 21-22

Films include Enemies of the People, Frontline: On Our Watch?, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Kinyarwanda, The Pianist, The Armenian Genocide, and The Shop on Main Street

"Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens and the Performance of Feminity in Venezuela"

April 22; 4-5pm

Marcia Ochoa, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, delivers this Latin American Studies seminar. Her talk examines how femininities are produced, performed, and consumed in the mass-media spectacles of beauty pageants, on the well-traveled Caracas avenue where transgender women (transformistas) work, and on the bodies of both transformistas and beauty pageant contestants (misses) …

"Moral Disengagement and Morality Shifting in the Context of Intergroup Violence"

April 23; 5:30-7pm

Emanuele Castano, Department of Psychology, New School for Liberal Arts, Eugene Lang College, delivers this lecture as part of the annual Genocide and Holocaust Education Program …

Video Conference with Reef HQ

April 28; 7-9pm

This event will feature a live connection to the Reef HQ in Australia where a diver will take us through their daily procedures while displaying the beauties of their aquatic ecosystems. This event is a community event for Miami University students and faculty as well as the whole Oxford community …

"Beyond Punishment: The Penal State's Interventionist, Covert, and Negligent Modalities of Control"

April 29; 4-5:30pm

Nicole Kaufman investigates the penal state control in the lives of criminalized people by analyzing punishment alonside various other forms of penal state involvement. This is part of the Sherry Corbett Lecture Series …

"Imagined Geographies of Crimea"

May 4; 11:30am–12:50pm

Edith Clowes, University of Virginia, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Center Colloquia Series Russian Literature Under Putin: Haunted by the Past, Critiquing the Present

Classes End

May 9

Spring Commencement

May 16

Bonnie St. John, best-selling author, Paralympic skiing medalist, and former White House official, will speak to Miami University graduates and families during commencement ceremonies, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Yager Stadium …