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Global Fridays Film Series

February 5th, 2015 in News

Film Series Spring 2015





















The Pardee School of Global Studies is proud to introduce its Global Fridays Film Series for the Spring 2015 semester. This semester’s theme is “Food and Farming” with a list of films that aim to shed light on the global food system and trace the origins of the food we eat. This initiative is sponsored in part by the Center for the Study of Asia, the Center for the Study of Europe, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Gastronomy Program.

Wednesday’s Event Cancelled

January 27th, 2015 in News

Due to the weather, Rohullah Amin’s talk: Dehumanizing Stereotypes of the “other” in Afghan Ethnic Relations. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at future events.

Upcoming Event: Chasing “Empty Signifiers”

October 15th, 2013 in Events

Please Join the SMSC Institute, the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature Department, and the African Studies Center as we welcome Dr. Hazem Amzy, visiting Assistant Professor at the department of Drama and Theatre Criticism of Ain Shams University and Co-Convener of the Arabic Theater Group of the International Federation for Theater Research. He will be discussing Egyptian Theatre, Before and After the Arab Spring, primarily analyzing three different Egyptian productions all by key figures of the “Free” Theatre Movement.


Tuesday, October 22,2013

4 PM – 5:30 PM

232 Bay State Road, Room 505


Upcoming Event: Book Talk with Kirk Johnson

October 8th, 2013 in Events, News

Join the SMSC Institute, the Center of International Relations, and the Institute for Iraqi Studies as we sit down with founder of The List Project and author Kirk W. Johnson to discuss his book:

To Be a Friend is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans stepped forward to assist U.S. soldiers, diplomats, and aid workers over the past decade of war, acting as interpreters, engineers, and advisors to America’s reconstruction efforts.  As the U.S. development program foundered and counter-insurgency tactics alienated the Iraqi and Afghan public, though, they were increasingly viewed as traitors to their country.  Despite their immense value to America’s interests, as soon as they began to petition the U.S. government for refuge, they were met by a bureaucracy that viewed them as potential terrorists.  With the war in Iraq a distant memory and the withdrawal from Afghanistan gathering speed, the Iraqis and Afghans are now tarred with a stigma that is both lethal and generational.  Johnson will discuss the efforts of the List Project to confront both Republican and Democratic resistance in Washington and bring Iraqi and Afghan allies to safety, the state of humanitarianism in an America-in-withdrawal, and a brief history of bureaucratic abandonment in past wars.

We hope you can join us! Please RSVP Mikaela at

Kirk Flyer 10.16.13 new copy