When: Wed., April 18, 2018

Where: CSB Auditorium

Time: 5:00pm

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of History and Italian Studies at NYU

Strongmen now rule over some of the most populous countries on earth, such as Turkey, Russia, and China. This talk looks at the appeal of these authoritarian rulers, and argues that Donald Trump can be seen within this tradition in terms of temperament and inclinations. The way to understand Trump is not through psychiatric diagnosis but by looking at him in the context of a century of authoritarian rulers from Mussolini onward.

When: March 8, 2018

Where: LC 100

Time: 2:00 PM

Film Screening of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984-1992. The documentary details Caribbean American lesbian, poet, warrior, mother, Audre Lorde’s years in West Berlin before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and her impact on and involvement in the Black German movement.

french-club-2016-jouveau-dubreuil_8-5x11_v2Jouveau Dubreuil and C.T. Loo: French Acquisition of Early Indian Sculpture in the Early 20th Century

In 1926, Gabriel Jouveau-Dubreuil, a professor of sciences at the Collège Français in Pondicherry, the largest French colony in India, excavated several unprotected archaeological sites in coastal Andhra (S.E. India) and found a good number of early Buddhist sculptures. The mission was accomplished with the financial support of C.T. Loo, an eminent dealer of oriental art in Paris. Jouveau-Dubreuil and Loo sold or gifted the excavated sculptures to major museums in Europe and the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. This presentation intends to shed some lights on the acquisition history of this remarkable but little studied group of sculptures. It also discusses how we may understand this “archaeological” mission in the development of French studies of ancient India in the early 20th century.

Thursday, November 17th – Crispell Basement Lounge – 7:00PM
(Refreshments will be served)