Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution.

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  • This panel will explore how the Drone Warriors' appropriation of military-turn-commercial technology provided a vital tool for the dissemination of Indigenous forms of aesthetic protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. 00:00:15 - 00:25:15 Jennifer Weston, Citizen, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Immersion School Developer & Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Language Department Director, Wôpanâak Language...

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  • "Feminist Refugee Epistemology: Reading Displacement in Vietnamese and Syrian Refugee Art" – Joining the fields of transnational feminist studies with critical refugee studies, this talk introduces the concept feminist refugee epistemology (FRE) to re-conceptualize war-based displacement as not only about social disorder and interruption but also about social reproduction and innovation. FRE does ...

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  • “Liberation, Not Integration: Immigrant Activists Making Claims and Making Home in Los Angeles” – This talk will explore how DACA recipients and their families have experienced, interpreted, and applied lessons from mass mobilizations. While international migration scholars often focus on educational and occupational integration, Professor Abrego argues that political claims-making, too, is a form...

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  • Pembroke Center Commencement Forum - Making Waves: Brown Women Activists May 25, 2018 Sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Reseach on Women and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship "Across the world, innovative women are campaigning for change on fundamental human rights issues like gender and racial equality and government accountability. Hear the stories of three v...

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  • "Fluidity: Knowing Water in the Americas" is an interdisciplinary panel on water organized as part of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society's Water's Edge programming. Panelists include Bathsheba Demuth (Assistant Professor of History, Brown University); Noor Johnson (Fletcher School at Tufts University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center); John F. López (Assistant Professor o...

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  • What does it mean to see Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Heritage as a Human Right and why does it matter? How can we correct the invisibility imposed by a settler colonial system of “the doctrine of discovery” and of “empty lands”? How can we create a true pluricultural democracy, where the identity, culture, traditional knowledge and history of Native Americans and all Indigenous Peoples, and other...

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  • The political and social dynamics of American Indian sacred sites and basic human rights protections within the contemporary U.S. are constantly evolving. This panel, including various legal scholars, community leaders, and activists, will explore issues of human rights, self-determination, sovereignty, and potential International legal remedies in order to better understand the contemporary reali...

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  • Presentations by the 2017-2018 undergraduate recipients of research grants and prizes from the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Pembroke Hall 305, on May 25, 2018 Welcome by: - Jasmine Waddell ’99, Incoming Chair, Pembroke Center Associates Council - Drew Walker, Associate Director, Pembroke Center; Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Director Student Research Presentations:...

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  • In 1989, Trudie Styler co-founded the Rainforest Fund with her husband, Sting. Alongside a creative career both behind and in front of the camera, Styler has continued a life’s work in protecting the environment, supporting human rights and speaking up for those whose voices have gone unheard. Styler is a 2018 recipient of a Brown honorary degree in recognition of her work. In this talk she will e...

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  • In 1989, Trudie Styler co-founded the Rainforest Fund with her husband, Sting. Alongside a creative career both behind and in front of the camera, Styler has continued a life’s work in protecting the environment, supporting human rights and speaking up for those whose voices have gone unheard. Styler is a 2018 recipient of a Brown honorary degree in recognition of her work. In this talk she will e...

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  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will give a lecture on his research. His recent book is titled, "A Capitalism for the People". For more info: https://www.brown.edu/academics/political-theory-project/professor-luigi-zingales-lecture Friday, April 13, 2018 Brown University

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  • This paper engages with the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and, specifically, considers how queer-identified Syrians navigate an often-hostile environment in and around the Lebanese capital Beirut. Drawing on hospitality as a philosophical concept and on the sociological notion of the stranger, this paper focuses on discourses and aspirations these refugees express, in terms of language and bodi...

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  • "Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C." explores the untold history of Black women in the nation’s capital who transformed the burgeoning city into a Black intellectual, cultural, and political center. Black women living in and migrating to Washington during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries fought to create new spaces, institutions, culture industries, a...

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  • In a forum titled “Exile and Return to Community,” Sting spoke and sung of his evolving relationship with his hometown of Wallsend — an industrialist environment in the northeast of England where life centered on the local shipyard. Sting, along with his wife Trudie Styler, was awarded an honorary degree on Sunday, May 27, 2018. More info: http://bit.ly/2L1Yo4G #Brown2018 #BrownReunion Saturday...

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  • "You, too, have sown seeds at Brown. In exploring the intellectual universe, you found meaning. And in your mentoring, and your advocacy, and your commitment to justice, you’ve touched lives and made our community better. You’ve made Brown better. So today, I am tremendously excited for you, and I am so proud of you. I know that, as you do what you love, you will continue to discover your best se...

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  • This ceremony began with the senior orations followed by the conferring of honorary degrees. President Christina Paxson then bestowed symbolic degrees on representatives of each category of degree. A benediction concludes the ceremony. Sunday, May 27, 2018 Brown University

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  • Brown's Baccalaureate service embraces lively expressions of thanksgiving, harmony and rhythm and includes music, dance and spiritual readings. This multi-faith service incorporates many spiritual and cultural traditions and features student performers and a keynote address. This year's speaker was Beverly Ledbetter, Brown's first chief legal officer who is retiring after four decades of service...

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