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Sunday, October 11
Monday, October 12
Toward a Prosopography of the Mandatory Civil Service
Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Geoffrey Schad, University of Pennsylvania
Jones Hall, Room 202  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Translatability of Gods in the Ancient World and the Question of Tolerance
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Jan Assman, University of Konstanz
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13
Queer Questions for African Literary Studies: Responses, Futures, and Debates
Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, University of Western Ontario

In 2013, Professor Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi decided to put together one of the first journal issues devoted to figuring the queer in African literary studies. Over the process of putting together the issue,he developed a broad view of the emerging research in this new field addressing queer questions in African literatures. His paper will present an overview of theoretical frameworks deployed in African queer studies, the cultural and political stakes of defining queerness in Africa, and also will address the relationships between the emerging queer studies and African feminist scholarship. While work has been done in the social sciences on African gender and sexualities, frequently driven by wellness concerns, there has been no consolidated attempt by scholars to locate the responses to, debates on, and the futures of queer African literary studies.

216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Japanese Music Performance
East Asian Studies Program
Hikaru Tamaki and Yoko Kimura
Duo YUMENO  夢乃
302 Frist Campus Center  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Will Africa Feed China?
Deborah Bräutigam, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy, Director of the International Development Program, and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program
Robertson Hall, Bowl 2  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
The Ugly Swans, 2006, directed by Konstantin Yershov
Fall 2015 Slavic Film Series
Kino Curio: Russian and Soviet Speculative Horror

Cosponsored with the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
101 McCormick  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14
Political Economy Workshop
Noam Yuchtman, Berkeley
Virtual connection with the Institute of Political Economy and Governance in Barcelona
Comparative Political Economy Research Initiative
Wallace 001  ·  9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The Closest We Ever Came to Nuclear War: New insights on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1995 Black Brant Event
Program on Science and Global Security brown bag lunch seminar
Benoit Pelopidas,University of Bristol and Visiting Fellow, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University
221 Nassau St., 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm.  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Belknap Lecture in the Humanities
South African visual artist William Kentridge will discuss "O Sentimental Machine," a new video/sound/installation piece he is now constructing for the Istanbul Biennale.

The program of Belknap Visitors was created to recognize distinguished individuals in the arts and letters.  Eudora Welty, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Athol Fugard, Doris Lessing, John Updike, Edward Albee, Czeslaw Milosz, Carlos Fuentes, Frank Stella, Robertson Davies, Peter Sellars, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Harold Pinter, Adrienne Rich, Maurice Sendak, Wim Wenders, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Twyla Tharp, Andrew Solomon, Meryl Streep, Ian McEwan, and Toni Morrison have been among the Belknap Visitors to date.

McCosh 10  ·  5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15
Roundtable on Syrian Refugee Crisis
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Amaney Jamal, Politics
Jose Manuel Barroso, Woodrow Wilson School
N. Turkuler Isiksel, Columbia University

Moderator: Harold James, History

Co-sponsored with the European Union Program.
221 Nassau St., 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm.  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Overcome by Geopolitics? Race, Religion and the Remaking of the Imperial World Order (1878-1914)
PIIRS research community, "Empires: Domination, Resistance, and Collaboration" Sawyer Seminar Series
Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina

This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Jones Hall, Room 202  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Contemporary U.S.-Cuba relations
PLAS Lecture
William LeoGrande, American University
Lecture in English
East Pyne, Room 010  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 16
The Global 1860s
A PIIRS conference ~
Organizers, Professors Linda Colley and Matthew Karp
Various speakers
221 Nassau St., 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm.  ·  9:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17
The Global 1860s
A PIIRS conference ~
Organizers, Professors Linda Colley and Matthew Karp
Various speakers
221 Nassau St., 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm.  ·  9:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
The Story of Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings
Marianna Shreve Simpson, guest curator of Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings, presents the story of Princeton’s Peck Shahnama, the treasured illuminated manuscript that traveled from Iran in the seventeenth century to India, then England, and finally to the United States. A reception in the Museum will follow.
Art Museum  ·  5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.