A fascinating event to end the semester!
Africa-China: Mutual Influence in the Early 21st Century
Thursday, April 26th , 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Shiffman Humanities Center 120 (Inside Mandel Quad, across from Olin-Sang and Rabb)
A Roundtable Discussion Featuring
Joseph Assan (Assistant Professor, Heller School)
Xing Hang (Associate Professor, History)
Derek Sheridan (Lecturer, Anthropology)
Elanah Uretsky (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology)
My question, for anyone who would like to comment: is China treating Africa the way that European colonists did? Or is China, a fellow developing country, simply trying to find mutual benefit from its investments in Africa? Or are we seeing some combination of the two?
Date: April 12th
Location: Schwartz 112
Time: 6 PM
Join the History of Ideas program for the third movie night of this spring to view Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow. The film examines the massive scale of the modern refugee crisis by following refugee stories from around the world. Come by to watch and discuss this incredibly influential film.
Here’s a question for viewers to respond to, if they like: what do you think the refugees of the world need most to start their new lives? Citizenship? Work? A new home? Who could best help them get what they need?
Date: April 18th
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque
Join the class of Critical Perspectives on Health for the screening and presentation of the film, The Life Equation which discusses the topic of global health in the era of big data. The event will include a viewing of the film, and a Q and A session with the Emmy-award winning director Rob Tinworth. Stop by this great event to learn more about this amazing film.
And here’s a question for people who saw the film: what do think is the greatest potential benefit of big data for global health? What is the greatest danger of using big data to allocate resources?