Events

Roman Diaz & Ago Lona

By Michael Williams
April 16th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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Yachay Seminar – April 19 – 21

By Michael Williams
April 10th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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Additional details can be found here.

Worlds of The Brothers Karamazov

By Michael Williams
April 8th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

Please join us this Saturday, April 7, for a one-day symposium: “Worlds of The Brothers Karamazov.” The symposium is part of an annual series on “Big Fat Books” run by the Department of World Languages & Literatures in which scholars from various disciplines and literatures present comparative approaches to a major text of world literature. Our keynote speakers this year are Robin Feuer Miller (Brandeis University) and Gary Saul Morson (Northwestern University). Their addresses will be followed by two panels of BU faculty (Comparative Karamazov West and East), and then by a student panel of close readings. Michael Katz (Middlebury College), William Mills Todd III (Harvard University), and Evgenia Cherkasova (Suffolk University Boston) will serve as chairs. There will be breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception. Please feel free to stop in for all or part of the proceedings, and please encourage students to attend. (See flyer for place, times, details.)

Please see the flyer for more information.

 

The F-Words: A Queer Symposium on Sex, Disability, Race & Performance

By Michael Williams
March 28th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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The Struggle over Global Higher Education: European Perspectives

By Michael Williams
March 26th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

Friday, April 13

Starts: 12:00 pm

Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)

This talk will focus on the major changes in the European higher education landscape since the beginning of the 2000s. These transformations include a stratification of national higher education systems and increasingly powerful supranational public policies in higher education and research. Educational globalization provides the backdrop for these developments.

A political sociologist, Niilo Kauppi is research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He teaches at Sciences Po Strasbourg and the universities of Lausanne and Luxembourg. Kauppi is a former President of the Finnish Political Science Association and vice-chair of ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), and president of the jury of its Mattei Dogan Prize in Political Sociology. With David Swartz (Boston University), he is convenor of the ECPR Standing Group in Political Sociology. Kauppi is the author and editor of 11 books and over 70 articles in political sociology, European politics, social theory and intellectual history. His current research interests include higher education policies and knowledge governance.

Lunch available. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu

A Loud, but Noisy Signal: The Role of Public Opinion in Education Policy Making

By Michael Williams
March 26th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

Date:  Thursday, April 12

Starts: 4:00 pm

Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)

URL: http://www.bu.edu/european/files/2018/02/Marius.pdf

This talk presents research findings from the project “Investing in Education in Europe.” In this project, we collected original data from a survey of public opinion on education policy in eight Western European countries. In the second phase of the project, we conducted a series of case studies to study the influence of public opinion on actual decision-making processes in the field of education policy in these countries. The core claim of the project, which will be published in a book, is that public opinion is a loud, but noisy signal. Policy-makers to a large extent respond to public demands, but these responses are often biased as policy-makers interpret and try to shape public opinion and make use of it in public debates about policy reform. Thus, the project studies the interaction between the forces of public opinion, party and interest group politics.

Marius Busemeyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz. He studied political science, economics and public law at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his PhD in 2006. He served as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, between 2006 and 2010. His research focuses on comparative political economy, welfare states, public spending, social democratic parties and theories of institutional change. He is the recipient of the 2015 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for his book Skills and Inequality: Partisan Politics and the Political Economy of Education Reforms in Western Welfare States (2014, Cambridge University Press).

A Reading & Conversation with Luis Negrón & Jill Suzanne Levine

By Michael Williams
March 21st, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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Strangeness from Within: A Talk by Patrick Autréaux

By Michael Williams
March 21st, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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Persona Non Grata Screening – REVISED DATE/TIME

By Michael Williams
March 21st, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

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Conversation with Shenaz Patel

By Michael Williams
March 20th, 2018 in Events, Events Spring 2018.

Shenaz Patel was born on Mauritius and writes in both French and Mauritian Creole. She has published multiple novels and short stories, including Sensitive (2003), which received the Prix du Roman Francophone. Her first play, La phobie du caméléon (2005), was awarded the Prix Beaumarchais des écritures dramatiques de l’Océan Indien.

In addition to her own writings, Patel was also one of a group of Mauritian writers who founded the literary journal Tracés.

  • Date:  Thursday, March 22
  • Time:  1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Location:  RS 101