Connections and Flows: Water, Energy, and Digital Information in the Global South
“We stand outside the box, while everything is happening in there. You have to go into the box, be with the people, and then you understand what they are going through.”
- Hlamulo Makelane, South African chemist, BIARI ’13
Chinua Achebe: Africa is People
Professor Chinua Achebe joined the Brown Faculty in the Fall of 2009, as the David and Mariana Fisher University Professor, and Professor of Africana Studies. Things Fall Apart, his 1958 novel, has become a classic: still widely read for its commentary on the post-colonial condition.
Loury at BIARI: What is a self-respecting black intellectual to do?
Professor Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he teaches in the Economics Department. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Loury is one of the leading experts on the economic and social impacts of U.S. policies of mass incarceration, and in particular their effects on black communities.
Performed by Ana Correa, at Brown University's Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), June 13, 2012.
Diyah Larasati: Gandrung, Memory and the female form of east Java.
Professor Diyah Larasati is Assistant Professor of Theatre, Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, and continues to engage in debates over politics, memory and narratives of violence both within her native Indonesia, and also in the larger circuits of international engagement and globalized culture.