M.A. Thesis Defense: Gabriell Johnson-Cameron

Gabriell Johnson-Cameron will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "We Don't Have Racism Up Here" The Social Influence of the Presence and Advertisement of Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Scotland" on Wednesday morning. The major professor is Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

CFP: “Children, Youth, and War Symposium,” at the University of Georgia

A one-day symposium on Children, Youth, and War will be held at the University of Georgia on March 19, 2018.  Hosted by James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, and Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia, the symposium will provide an intense exploration of all aspects—on both the home front and the battlefront—of the experiences of children in times of war in all eras and throughout the world.  Interdisciplinary (although historically based) approaches are welcome.  “War” will be defined broadly to include irregular and undecla

Julian Zelizer lecture: Politics in the Age of Partisan Warfare

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare?

Julian E. Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in "Ethics in the Age of Partisan Warfare." The lecture will explore past debates over ethics reform, as well as the push for new oversight and enforcement amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Discussion: Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based human rights researcher and advocate, will present his recently-published book on Thailand's evolving foreign relations and their geo-political implications in Southeast Asia.  After many post-World War II years as a key strategic ally of the United States, Thailand has begun a sharp pivot toward China.  Consistent with US policy drift since the turn of the century and Thailand deepening adoption of China's model of "authoritarian capitalism", the country is increasingly wi

Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series Presents: Derrick P. Alridge

The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.

Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.

Phi Kappa Literary Society Debate: on Confederate Monuments

In light of Black History Month, the Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us to debate the resolution: 'BIHR: The relocation of the Confederate Monument on Broad Street is beneficial to the Athens Clarke County community.' The Phi Kappa Literary Society is the second oldest Greek-lettered collegiate society in North America as well as part of the oldest collegiate rivalry in the United States.

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