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2010 Syracuse Symposium: CONFLICT

Symposium Line-up for 2010

BEARING WITNESS
15 August– 15 October
Light Work Gallery, Watson Hall
Exhibition devoted to female artists responding to war and conflict.

PERPETUAL PEACE
September 2010–May 2011
Various sites on campus and in New York City, including the United Nations Headquarters and the New Museum.
More at perpetualpeaceproject.org
A yearlong interdisciplinary project examining Immanuel Kant’s 1795 essay by the same name through a 21st century lens.

EAST OF EDEN: VIETNAM
1 September–17 November
Light Work Gallery, Watson Hall
Exhibition by Pipo Nguyen-duy featuring large-scale photographs about the displacement of humanity in a post-war context.
A closing reception and artist lecture, Wednesday, 17 November, 6 p.m., Watson Theater, Watson Hall

THE SILENT SCREAM: CONFLICT IN NOVELS WITHOUT WORDS
6 September–3 January
Special Collections Research Center (6th Floor), Syracuse University Library
Exhibition devoted to 20th century artists whose work is featured in wordless graphic novels.

LESLIE MARMON SILKO
NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHOR AND ADVOCATE
Wednesday, 8 September, 7:30 p.m.
Watson Theater, Watson Hall

PA BOUJE ANKÒ (DON’T MOVE AGAIN)
13 September–15 October
Light Work Gallery, Watson Hall
Photographs by SU Associate Professor Laura Heyman from her 2009 visit to the “Ghetto Biennale” in Haiti.

2010–11 RAY SMITH SYMPOSIUM: MUSIC OF CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION
POWER AND RESISTANCE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Tuesday, 14 September, 8 p.m. Watson Theater, Watson Hall
In conjunction with the Eastend String Quartet performance, 15 September.

EASTEND STRING QUARTET
Wednesday, 15 September, 8 p.m.
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
The Eastman School’s acclaimed quartet performs an all–Shostakovich program, as part of the Ray Smith Symposium’s Music of Conflict and Reconciliation.

GEORGE PACKER
AUTHOR, STAFF WRITER FOR THE NEW YORKER
Thursday, 16 September, 4 p.m.
Watson Theater, Watson Hall

ILLUMINATING OPPRESSION: 8TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (HRFF)
30 September–2 October
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

LAY DOWN YOUR WEAPONS: WRITING AGAINST WAR
October–November 2010
Syracuse University Library, 1st Floor (Learning Commons)
Postwar photographs from Austria’s Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
NIGERIAN WRITER AND MACARTHUR FELLOW GENIUS AWARD 2008
Thursday, 14 October, 4:15 p.m.
Watson Theater, Watson Hall
Public lecture inaugurating a valedictory symposium Fifty Years of African Literature and Scholarship in the Academy, 1960–2010, on 15 October in honor of Michael J.C. Echeruo, the William Safire Professor in Modern Letters.

THE MICHAEL J.C. ECHERUO VALEDICTORY SYMPOSIUM:
FIFTY YEARS OF AFRICAN LITERATURE AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE ACADEMY, 1960–2010
Friday, 15 October, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
SU Humanities Center Seminar Room, 304 Tolley Humanities Building
Keynote lecture by Chimamanda Adichie, 14 October
Distinguished senior scholars in the discipline reflect on their experience of the reading, researching, and teaching of African literature in the academy over the last 50 years.

LIFE AND POETRY OF ALEJANDRA PIZARNIK
Wednesday, 20 October, 6 p.m.
Maxwell Auditorium
A panel discussion focusing on the life and verse of Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972).

NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST, AUTHOR, OP–ED COLUMNIST, AND WINNER OF TWO PULITZER PRIZES
Wednesday, 3 November, 7:30 p.m. Hendricks Chapel

LAY DOWN YOUR WEAPONS: WRITING AGAINST WAR (SCHREIBEN GEGEN DEN KRIEG)
4–5 November, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, S.U. Library;
Friday: SU Humanities Center Seminar Room, 304 Tolley Humanities Building
A symposium on the works of Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973).

RICHARD A. MARQUISE
LEAD FBI AGENT (RET.) ASSIGNED TO THE LOCKERBIE CASE INVESTIGATION AND AUTHOR: SCOTBOM: EVIDENCE AND THE LOCKERBIE INVESTIGATION
Thursday, 11 November, 7:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001

SOCIETY FOR NEW MUSIC
WITH GUEST ARTIST SIMON SHAHEEN, ARAB–AMERICAN MUSICIAN/COMPOSER
Sunday, 14 November, 4:30 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel
Renowned Arab–American composer Simon Shaheen joins musicians from the Society for New Music for a program of original Arabic music, as part of the Ray Smith Symposium’s Music of Conflict and Reconciliation.

2010–11 RAY SMITH SYMPOSIUM: MUSIC OF CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION
THE WAR IN IRAQ
Monday, 15 November, 7:30 p.m.
Grant Auditorium, College of Law
In conjunction with Society for New Music performance, 14 November.

BERNARD AMADEI
FOUNDER OF ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS–USA, PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, AND HUMANITARIAN ENGINEER
Tuesday, 16 November, 7:30 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel

TATE WIKIKUWA MUSEUM: NORTH AMERICA 2024
18 November–6 February
The Warehouse Gallery
Opening reception, Thursday, 18 November, 5–8 p.m., Warehouse Galley
Exhibition by Rigo 23; the subject of the show is Leonard Peltier (a.k.a. Tate Wikikuwa), a member of the American Indian Movement sentenced to prison for the murder of two FBI agents.

CRY FOR PEACE: VOICES FROM THE CONGO
9-10 December, 7 p.m.; 11 December, 2 p.m.
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
Ping Chong returns to Syracuse Stage for a new piece of documentary theater, based on interviews with members of Syracuse’s Congolese community.


Prior Syracuse Symposium posters.