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Visiting the Hill this week (10/27/2008 - 10/31/2008)

MONDAY

"Film Screening: Vincent Who?"
Details: A question-and-answer session with producer Curtis Chin will follow the screening of his new documentary "Vincent Who?" (2008). Chin is a Los Angeles-based writer, producer and political activist. His movie documents the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin in 1982 and subsequent civil rights work in the Asian-American community.
When & Where: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Paige Hall
Sponsors: Asian American Alliance, Asian American Center

"The U.N.: A First-Hand View"
Details: A panel of Fletcher students will speak about their experiences working for the United Nations. They will discuss the current relevance of the United Nations, explain how they obtained their jobs there and offer advice for students seeking employment at the United Nations.
When & Where: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Room 206, Cabot Intercultural Center
Sponsor: International Relations Program

TUESDAY

"The Science and Pseudoscience of Winning Elections"
Details: Donald Green, a professor of political science at Yale University, will give a lecture entitled "The Science and Pseudoscience of Winning Elections." Refreshments will be served.
When & Where: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center
Sponsors: Department of Political Science, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education

"Righteous Republic: The search for an Indian political tradition"
Details: Ananya Vajpeyi, a fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, will give a lecture entitled "Righteous Republic: The Search for an Indian Political Tradition."
When & Where: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Room 206, Cabot Intercultural Center
Sponsor: Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies

"Project Iraq Hosts the Marhabtain Institute"
Details: Three veterans of the Iraq war and one Iraqi will share their experiences through a PowerPoint presentation and question-and-answer session. They hope to provoke a dialogue about Iraq and its culture and dialect.
When & Where: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Sofia Gordon Hall
Sponsor: PANGEA

WEDNESDAY

"Renaissance of the Citizen Soldier"
Details: In its second year, ALLIES' Intellectual Roundtable will host experts from government, industry and media to help expand undergraduates' understanding of civil-military relations.
When & Where: TBA
Sponsors: Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES)

"Terrorism and the Rule of Law"
Details:  Former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora will talk about contemporary dilemmas in American foreign policy. This brown bag luncheon is part of a weekly speaker series this fall hosted by Former Ambassador to the Czech Republic John Shattuck. R.S.V.P. to Sarah.Lebovitz@tufts.edu.
When & Where: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Tisch Library
Sponsor: Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

"Partisans of Allah: Jihad as Ethics, Jihad as War"
Details: History Professor Ayesha Jalal will put the current understanding of jihad into historical context.
When & Where: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall
Sponsor: Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

"Berlin: A City in Transition"
Details: Thorsten Wagner, a profesor from Humboldt University in Berlin, will be speaking to the Tufts community about why Germany is the fastest grwoing Jewish community in the world, focusing specifically on the modern restoration of the Jewish community in Berlin.
When & Where: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Granoff Family Hillel Center
Sponsor: Tufts Hillel

THURSDAY

"Decision '08: Brown Bag Lunch with John Shattuck"
 Details: As part of the Tisch College's weekly Brown Bag Luncheon, this week former Ambassador to the Czech Republic John Shattuck will be leading a discussion of foreign policy and presidential politics. R.S.V.P. to Doug Foote at Douglas.Foote@gmail.com. Drinks and fruit will be provided.
When & Where: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center
Sponsor: Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

"Computer Science Seminar"
Details: Johns Hopkins University Professor Scott Smith will be sharing his research with the Tufts community about a new computer science language model called Coqua that is used for reliable multi-core programming.
When & Where: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; H11A, Halligan Hall
Sponsor: Lenore Cowen

"A Conversation about the 2008 Elections"
Details: As part of the Chaplain's Table Series, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Political Science Professor James Glaser will be leading a discussion on the upcoming races.
When & Where: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; MacPhie Conference Room
Sponsors: The Chaplain's Office, The International Center and the Fletcher School

FRIDAY

"CEME Local Capital Markets Seminar Series: Private Sector Access to Emerging Local Capital Markets"
Details: Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) Senior Fellows Eliot Kalter of EM Strategies, Inc. and Neil Allen (F '76), a Fletcher School Board of Overseers member and the chief executive officer of Allen Global Holdings, LLC, will speak about facilitating private-sector access to local capital markets that are opening up worldwide.
When & Where: TBA
Sponsor: CEME

"Dealing With DNA Problems: Template Lesions and Replication Blocks"
Details: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Graham Walker, the principle investigator at the university's Walker Lab, will speak.
When & Where: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Barnum 104
Sponsor: Department of Biology


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