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Séverine Autesserre: The Trouble With The Congo

Social Sciences Forum
Séverine Autesserre: “The Trouble With The Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding”
Wednesday, October 11, 4 – 5 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Based on more than 330 interviews and a year and a half of field research, Professor Autesserre develops a case study of international intervention during the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s unsuccessful transition from war to peace and democracy (2003–2006). Grassroots rivalries over land, resources, and political power motivated widespread violence. (Click heading for full description.)

Deirdre McCloskey: “Human Values and The Great Enrichment”

Social Sciences Forum
Mullen Lecture, Department of Economics
Deirdre McCloskey: “Human Values and The Great Enrichment”
Monday, October 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Deirdre McCloskey’s talk will focus on how workers’ economic conditions improve when they are given a chance to live in a better functioning economy. But how do we get that better functioning economy? (Click heading for full description.)

Sheryl WuDunn: Half The Sky

Social Sciences Forum
New Student Book Experience
Sheryl WuDunn: “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide”
Wednesday, November 1, 7 – 8 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide is a passionate call to arms against what the authors argue is our era’s most pervasive human right violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. (Click heading for full description.)