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International House Announces Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2019 Grant Program Recipient

International House of Chicago graduate fellow Andres Caro has been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant for the summer of 2019.

Davis Projects for Peace is the vision of International House New York alumna Kathryn Wasserman Davis who, on her 100th birthday in 2007, launched this program at over 90 college campuses in the United States as a way to inspire young people to create initiatives which would bring new energy and ideas to the prospects of peace in the world. 

Learn more about the Davis Projects for Peace and Andres Caro's project, here.

Thu., Jun. 06, 2019

2019 Kirschner Lecture: Dean Spade Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid for Mobilization and Survival

This annual lecture honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the UChicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Dean Spade is an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches administrative law, poverty law, gender and law, policing and imprisonment, and law and social movements. Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people who are low income and/or people of color. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, and he directed a documentary titled Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!

Sat., Jun. 08, 2019

“Science and Cinema” with Dr. Marius Stan, MBA’07

Scientists and movie makers are creators driven by curiosity. Using different methods, they passionately create and communicate knowledge and emotions. With the expansion of computation and artificial intelligence, the scientific and artistic methodologies have increased in complexity and are evolving as partners in shaping the human society. In this talk, Marius Stan discusses the interplay between science and cinema using as examples video clips from movies and computer simulations.

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