Events

Talks with Education Studies

From Professor Steve Stemler, co-coordinator for Education Studies: This week we have two more education-related talks that you are all invited to attend. Details are listed below: Tuesday 4/3/18, 2:00-2:50pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108 Dr. David Nurenberg, Lesley University Inquiry and Irony: The impasse in American public education and how we got here   Thursday,…

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years with Ambassador Jake Welles ’79 The Arab Spring, which began with much hope in early 2011, failed to bring democracy and change to the region, with the lone exception of Tunisia.  Of the countries directly impacted by the Arab Spring, Egypt and Bahrain have reverted to an…

Haiti: Migration and Globalization

Haiti: Migration and Globalization Haitians in the U.S. vs. Trump   Tens of thousands of Haitians who currently reside in the United States on Temporary Protected Status face possible deportation by the Trump administration. This talk will focus on the domestic and global political and economic factors that transformed Haiti into an exporter of labor…

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela A Conversation with Professor Antonio Machado Allison Venezuela is in crisis.  President Nicol├ís Maduro has clashed with the constitutional democracy of Venezuela. The country is in financial collapse with hyper-inflation and critical shortages of basic food supplies.  The elected Legislative body has been overruled and made inconsequential by…

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia Dr. David Abramson, Senior Analyst in the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State. will discuss the drivers of Russia’s outreach in Asia and its prospects for success. Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its…

Wesleyan Black Male Achievement: Narratives of Power, Purpose & Resilience

Join Shawn Dove ’84, John Johnson ’82, and Marquis Lobban ’85 for a panel and lunchtime conversation on Wesleyan Black Male Achievement: Narratives of Power, Purpose & Resilience. Shawn Dove ’84 serves as the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization dedicated to ensuring the growth, sustainability and impact…

Civic Engagement Certificate Lunch and Info Session

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences Nuclear energy is still used in the United States and around the world.  It is constantly promoted as a clean energy source despite the unsolvable problem of long-term waste disposal.  The US Department of Energy is again promoting nuclear energy as an alternative to oil and coal.  Arnold Gunderson,…

Student Panel on Veteran Identity

Student Panel on Veteran Identity In 2014, Wesleyan University partnered with The Posse Foundation, Inc. to welcome its first “posse” of 10 veterans to campus. The Veterans Posse Program recruits talented veterans and places them in top-tier colleges and universities, where they receive four-year scholarships. Since 2014, the number of veterans on campus has tripled.…