Pembroke Center

My Dream: Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism

December 9, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Rhode Island Hall 008
60 George Street, Providence

Yan Haiping, Ph.D.
University Professor and Director
SJTU Institute for Advanced Study in Media and Society, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Fellow, Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University

(Distributed December 6, 2013)

American Entrepreneurs and the Foreignization of the Canton Factories 1784-1822

Paul Van Dyke, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

December 5, 2013, 5:30 PM
John Carter Brown Library

From the moment they arrived, opportunities for American investors in Canton went far beyond trade. They constructed factories, operated inns, and ran taverns. Such inter-connective enterprises gave Canton a foreign look while increasing the craze for things Chinese within America and boosting international commerce.

The program is sponsored by the Pembroke Center seed grant program.

(Distributed November 19, 2013)

Beyond Geopolitics: Syria from the Ground up

November 8, 2013
11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Hall 108, 60 George Street

FOR LUNCH, register at CMES@Brown.edu. REQUIRED.

Hosted by Middle East Studies and the Watson Institute, and co-sponsored with funding from the Pembroke Center seed grant program, the conference provides a forum that puts the people of Syria and accurate information on their on-the-ground situation at the forefront of discussions about the larger picture. Panel discussions, led by people with first-hand field experience, will explore themes such as economic and health conditions, social movements, and armed conflict.

(Distributed October 26, 2013)

Gender and Sexuality Studies Open House

Friday, November 1, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Pembroke Hall, 1st Floor
172 Meeting Street

An excellent opportunity for interested undergraduates to speak with professors and current concentrators to learn more about the concentration and course offerings. 

(Distributed October 24, 2013)

Material Encounters in the Archive Symposium

 "Material Encounters in the Archive" frames a dialogue between four interdisciplinary feminist scholars whose research addresses the potential, as well as the limits, of the archive as a theoretical and physical site of knowledge production.

Friday, October 25, 2013
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, 305

Speakers and full program description

(Distributed October 24, 2013)
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