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October 9, 2017

From the ancient Maya to today’s Palestinians and from chefs to artists, this week’s guest lectures include:

Njathi Kabui
Chef Njathi Kabui

Tuesday, Oct. 10: “Triple Consciousness and Sustainability,” by chef and food activist Njathi Kabui, who will also speak in classes, meet student clubs and work with dining staff to develop its low-impact menu

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Untouchable (documentary on sex-offender laws), followed by Q&A with its filmmakers Bryan Chang, Eric Philips-Horst and Sarah Friedland

Thursday, Oct. 12: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture, “Were They Enslaved?  Maya Figurines from Jaina Island and Beyond” by Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of Art and senior director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University 

art by Howard Ben Tre
Howard Ben Tre’s Lightness of Being/New Work at
Dennos Museum Center

Tuesday, Oct 17: Rosanne Brody Raab ’55 Visiting Artist Lecture by Howard Ben Tré, cast-glass sculptor 

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Classics Lecture, “Drunken Poets and Fallen Philosophers: Gout and Pathographic Identity in Antiquity” by Bret Mulligan, classics professor at Haverford College 

Bassem Eid
Bassem Eid

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Hillel Lecture: “Reclaiming My Dignity: A Talk with a Palestinian Refugee and Human Rights Activist” featuring Bassem Eid, political analyst and activist 




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