Events Calendar

Thu, Dec 10 12:00 PM 2020
Wazhmah Osman at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communications (Virtual Event)
Event type: Lecture
In her book Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists, Osman analyzes the impact of international funding and cross-border media flows on the national politics of Afghanistan, the region, and beyond. Fieldwork from across Afghanistan allowed Osman to record the voices of Afghan media producers and people from all sectors of society. Afghans offer their own seldom-heard views on the country’s cultural progress and belief systems, their understandings of themselves, and the role of international interventions. Osman looks at the national and transnational impact of media companies like Tolo TV, Radio Television Afghanistan, and foreign media giants and funders like the British Broadcasting Corporation and USAID. By focusing on local cultural contestations, productions, and social movements, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars redirects the global dialogue about Afghanistan to Afghans and thereby challenges top-down narratives of nation-building and human rights development.

Mon, Dec 14 1:00 PM 2020
Anya Jabour at The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Online
Event type: Lecture
This season’s line-up for the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Monday Lecture Series features ten guest speakers covering a range of timely topics inspired by the life, work, and legacy of Susan B. Anthony.  This season will be presented online, with each presentation offered to registered guests at 1pm ET. Join Anya Jabour, author of "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America," for the December lecture, Relationships and Rights: Sophonisa Breckinridge, Same-Sex Relationships , and Women’s Activism in Modern America.

Sat, Apr 3 8:00 PM 2021
Stephen Wade at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Event type: Performance
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music.


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