The CIGA Seminar Series and University Honors Program
Anthropology, Human Rights and the Ethics of the Ethnographer’s Lament
Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology
George Mason University
This talk will examine the anthropology of human rights and justice processes, looking at the ethics of problematizing dominant ideas and practices of human rights.
Monday, November 15, 7:00 – 7:45 pm
1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Free and open to the public
Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/alqoF1
CIGA is part of the Elliott School of International Affairs and its Institute of Global and International Studies
On Wednesday, November 3rd at 11am in the Jack Morton Auditorium, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela from the U.S. Department of State will be coming to GW to hold a “Digital Townhall Meeting” in which he will be taking policy questions from students from the hemisphere via Youtube videos, Facebook, Twitter as well as live.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register here.
The discussion with Assistant Secretary Valenzuela will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Following the Town Hall, join the Assistant Secretary and representatives from the State Department’s Career and Student Programs, who will be available to discuss opportunities at State.
This event will be televised, translated, and viewed in many different countries.
To submit a question via Youtube, you can go here.
[H/T to UHPer Andrea Devis for the tip]
I’m writing to share wonderful news about a new program designed to promote research opportunities for University Honors Program students. Thanks to a very generous endowment from GWU professors Carol and Lee Sigelman, the honors program is the recipient of funding that will be allocated to UHP students through a program designated “The UHP/SURE Awards” (SURE standing for Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement). For this first cycle of support, funds will be available to support research activities conducted during the spring, summer, and/or fall semesters of 2011. Students can apply for grants in support of their research up to the amount of $500.
The attached announcement explains in more detail the intention and purpose of the awards, and I have also attached the proposal form to be used if you would like to apply for an award. In the meantime, please join me in thanking Professor Carol Sigelman for the generosity that she and her late husband, Professor Lee Sigelman, have shown in dedicating these funds to support research opportunities for University Honors Program students. We truly appreciate it!
UHP SURE Application 2011
UHP Sure Award announcement
Walk-in hours start on Monday, and so does free pizza!
Look, you’ve got questions, you’ve got holds, and you’ve got mouths. Satisfy all three at once.
Catherine and Liz can remove advising holds for CCAS students. For non-CCAS students, you should still stop by for help with your schedule and to fill your hungry, hungry bellies.
Attend a hold removal party:
- Monday, November 1st from 2 – 4 p.m. – drop-in pizza in the Club Room!
- Wednesday, November 3rd from 12 – 2 p.m. – pizza in Thurston piano lounge!
- Thursday, November 4th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – bagels in the Club Room!