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Sunday, October 19
Monday, October 20
Playing By Ear
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Liesl Yamaguchi, Princeton University
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Wages of Intimacy: Domestic Workers' Disputes over Compensation in the Higher Courts in Nineteenth-Century Brazil
Program in Latin American Studies
Henrique Espada Lima, UFSC
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion, "Current Politics in India"
Program in South Asian Studies
Kanchan Chandra, NYU; PIIRS Visiting Scholar
Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po, France;
    Princeton Global Scholar
Atul Kohli, Princeton
Discussant: Isabelle Clark-Deces, Princeton
219 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Baghdad-Jerusalem: Musical Encounters
Yair Dalal, award winning musician, composer, teacher, and peace activist.

Sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies, Ronald O. Perelman Institute for Judaic Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
101 McCormick Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
The Republic of SHKID (Gennadiy Poloka, 1966)
Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

100 Jones Hall  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21
Now the Country Belongs to All of Us!: Toward a 'Post-Neoliberal' Ecuador
Program in Latin American Studies
Erin Fitz Henry, The University of Melbourne
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Right Spouse: Preferential Marriages in Tamil Nadu
PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Isabelle Clark-Deces, Anthropology

Clark-Decès presents readers with a focused anthropology of Tamil, a waning marriage
system: its past, present and dwindling future. The book takes on the main pillars of Tamil social
organization, considers the ways in which Tamil intermarriage establishes kinship and social rank
and argues that past scholars have improperly defined “Dravidian” kinship. Within her critique of
past scholarship, Clark-Decès recasts a powerful and vivid image of preferential marriage in Tamil
Nadu and how those preferences and marital rules play out in lived reality.
219 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22
Uganda Lacrosse and Sport as a Development Tool
Program in African Studies
Anya Gersoff '16, Princeton University
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.
The Durability of Revolutionary Regimes
PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Steven Levitsky, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
127 Corwin Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 23
Positional Politics: Regulating the Voluntary Sector in India
Program in South Asian Studies
Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
219 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.
Substance of Merit: Autonomy and Accountability in an India Bureaucracy
PIIRS Graduate Fellows Seminar
Speaker: Dinsha Mistree, Politics
Discussant: Victoria Reyes

**For Princeton faculty and grad students only**
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Cracks of Light: Social restitution for South Africa's future
Program in African Studies
Sharlene Swartz, University of Cape Town

Sharlene Swartz is a Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Master's degree in Education from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her expertise and current research centres on youth development in adverse contexts, interpersonal and communal notions of restitution, emancipatory qualitative research methods, and the effects of race on educational outcomes.

She will be discussing a work in progress on the notion of what she terms ‘social restitution’ and which is the topic of a forthcoming book. Social restitution, she argues, is an important response to past injustice especially in contexts where social solidarity and recognition of inequality is low, and where current discourses around corruption, an apocalyptic future and ‘moving on’ and forgetting the past are rife.
216 Aaron Burr Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25