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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: April 2018

  • Existence is Resistance: A Performance by Palestinian Drag Queen Madam Tayoush

    Existence is Resistance: Palestinian Drag Queen Madam Tayoush WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018,  7 – 9PM SCHEUER ROOM Download a flyer here: Madam Tayoush Poster Performance Artist Elias Wakeem, also known as Madam Tayoush, is a queer Arab Palestinian artist living and working in Palestine. Through performance they/she examines the reaction of the audience to their/her personal…

  • Migration Stories: A Reading and Conversation – Mikhail Shishkin

    Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to cosponsor: Migration Stories: A Reading and Conversation with Mikhail Shishkin Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m. McCabe Library Atrium Refreshments provided Free copies of Maidenhair will be available for students!  After working as an interpreter for Russian-speaking refugees seeking asylum at the Swiss border, emigre-dissident Mikhail Shishkin incorporated this experience…

  • The World that Created Boko Haram: Gender and the Islamic Revolution in Northern Nigeria

    The World that Created Boko Haram: Gender and the Islamic Revolution in Northern Nigeria

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM — Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall The World that Created Boko Haram: Gender and the Islamic Revolution in Northern Nigeria Starting in 1999, twelve northern Nigerian states began the process of reimplementing full shari’ia penal codes in response to massive grassroots demand. A few years later, the process was widely…