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Start: 02/21/2013 11:45


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"Compliance and Resistance in Authoritarian Iraq"

Lisa Blaydes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
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Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Place: Gibson Hall, Room S-296, University of Virginia

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Start: 02/21/2013 16:00


"Can Humanitarianism Survive Globalization?"

Professor Michael Barnet 

University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at George Washington University"



Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00 PM
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

"What is Jewish About American Jewish Internationalism?"

Friday, Feb. 22, 12:00 PM
Institute for Advance Studies in Culture
Watson Manor

Political scientist Michael Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at George Washington University. He has published extensively on international relations theory, global governance, humanitarian action, and the Middle East. He is the author of many books, including The Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (2011), The International Humanitarian Order (2010), Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics (2004), Eyewitness to Genocide: the United Nations and Rwanda (2002), and Confronting the Costs of War: Military Power, State, and Society in Egypt and Israel (1992).

Organized by the UVA Jewish Studies Program and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) with support from the Corcoran Department of History and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. 


Start: 02/21/2013 17:00

Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Georgia's 'Little Grand Canyon' and the Soils of the South

A Public Talk by

Paul Sutter
Professor of U.S. History and Environmental History, University of Colorado-Boulder

February 21, 2013
Jefferson Hall

As part of its Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series, Brown College welcomes back environmental historian Paul Sutter. Sutter teaches modern U.S. History and Environmental History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, but previously taught at the University of Georgia and the University of Virginia. He is the author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (2002) and The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard Neel Approach (with Leon Neel and Albert Way, 2010). Sutter is also the editor of Environmental History and the American South: A Reader (with Christopher Manganiello, 2009), and edits the “Environmental History and the American South” book series, published by the University of Georgia Press. Among his numerous accomplishments, he has received fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, The Huntington Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Sutter’s talk will examine Providence Canyon State Park, also known as “Georgia's Little Grand Canyon.” This hyperbolic nod to the park’s considerable scenic appeal obscures the fact that this “Grand Canyon” is also a massive erosion gully – perhaps the biggest in North America – that was allegedly caused by the poor farming practices of the cotton South. Sutter will attempt to make sense of the central irony of this place – that an environmental disaster is now preserved as a park – by examining both the history of Providence Canyon and the larger history of soil erosion in the plantation South.

Please direct all questions or requests for further information regarding this event to James Allison, Sara Shallenberger Brown Fellow in Environmental Writing, Brown Residential College, University of Virginia (jra5x [at] virginia [dot] edu or 804-651-0566).

Start: 02/21/2013 19:00

The University of Virginia’s Film Festival will begin on Thursday, February 21st and continue through Sunday, February 24th.  We warmly welcome students, faculty and the Charlottesville community to the screenings and discussions of these exciting films.

Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers: “Les hommes librres” (Free Men)

Friday, February 22nd, 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers: “Les femmes du sixième étage” (The Women on the Sixth Floor)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2:00 pm, Nau Auditorium: “La grotte des rêves perdus” (The Cave of Forgotten Dreams)

Saturday, February 23rd, 7:00 pm, Nau Auditorium: “L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot” (Henri-George Clouzot’s Inferno)

Sunday, February 24th, 1:00 pm, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library: “Le hérisson” (The Hedgehog)

Please consult the pages on this website for more information about the films that we will be showing and about our guest speakers.

For a printable version of the UVA French Film Festival schedule, please click on the French Film Festival Schedule.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and hope that you enjoy the show!

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University of Virginia
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