TWC E-Bulletin Week of October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

MPC Workshop: MOCCASINS OR HIPSTER SINS? Racism + Cultural Appropriation at Brown

Monday, October 28, 2013
6:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Petteruti Lounge

Latino Heritage Series & Women's History Series Presents: Dia de Los Muertos Event

Friday, November 1, 2013
11:00 - 2:00PM
Location: Sarah Doyle Women's Center Lounge

We will be decorating sugar cookie skulls and honoring the dead. We invite you to come and join us by decorating the sugar cookie skulls and by bringing pictures of important individuals in your life, particularly women, who you want to honor. We will have an altar in place for pictures that people bring.

Responding to Genocide

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Location: Brown-RISD Hillel 

 Anne Heyman, born and raised in South Africa during Apartheid, was professionally a lawyer and mother of three. In 2005 she heard about the orphan problem in Rwanda -- after the genocide in 1994, there were 1.2 million orphans and no way to educate or prepare them for constructive lives in society. She founded the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda that now houses, educates, and provides vocational training for 500 Rwandan orphans. 125 students graduate each year and go on to study at universities around the world, work in their home villages, and create new social-action based programs for the people around them to give back to their communities. Please join us and Anne Heyman for brunch as we discuss the implications and aftermath of genocide and how we can address these issues.

Organized by Hillel/Moral Voices, Swearer Center, TWC.



Brown Events and Announcements


2013 Strait-Talk Symposium

Come and learn more about China-Taiwan issues with Strait Talk during the week of Oct 26th to 31st!

Strait Talk is a non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform international conflict by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States and empowering them to strive for peace. This year, we bring to Brown University four unique and interesting panels on the Taiwan Strait conflict. Free food and drinks will be provided during the events. The goal of these events is to educate the delegates and the Brown community about the Taiwan Strait conflict by bringing leading scholars to Brown to share their knowledge, and to thereby increase the reach and effectiveness of the Symposium. We invite you to attend any and all events!

Cross-Strait Economic Integration: A Solution for Sustainable Peace?

Monday, October 28, 2013
12:00 - 1:30PM
Location: Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum

The goal of this panel is to explore the dynamics of the economic integration between China and Taiwan and examine whether this increasing integration creates more inequality or peace across the Strait. Lunch from Lucky Station BBQ provided.

Panelists: William Norris, Texas A&M University; Albert Yee, Dartmouth College Moderator: David Wyss, Brown University

Nationalism, Feminism and Radicalism: An Examination of Modern Chinese History

Monday, October 28, 2013
6:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Barus & Holley 168

This panel seeks to explore the historical and current presence of nationalism, feminism and radicalism in China in the 20th Century. The goal of the panel is to show the impact of these three elements on China and Taiwan’s development. Dinner from Goldenstone provided.

Panelists: Maggie Clinton, Middlebury College; Ralph Thaxton, Brandeis University; Doris Chang, Wichita State University
Moderator: Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University

How to Sustain China-Taiwan Peace? An Openspace Conversation with Strait Talk 2013 Delegates

Thursday, October 31, 2013
4:00 - 5:30PM
Location: Petteruti Lounge, Faunce

This Open Space Conversation is an interactive, open discussion about Taiwanese, Chinese, and US relations and potentials for resolution of the cross-Strait conflict. Join Strait Talk’s 2013 delegates to talk about topics ranging from politics and the military to culture and economics. The conversation will be highly participant-based, so come ready to explore some cross-Strait issues! Dinner from Goldenstone provided.

Moderator: Dr. Tatsushi Arai, Strait Talk Facilitator

Lincoln and Emancipation: New Considerations

Friday, November 1, 2013
2:30 - 5:00PM
Location: Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room, 194 Meeting Street

Leadership Alliance Open House

Monday, October 28, 2013
12:00 - 4:00PM
Location: 133 Waterman Street, 1st Floor

Based at Brown University for more than 20 years, the Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of leading research and teaching colleges, universities and private industry. Meet our staff and learn about our programs for training and mentoring underrepresented students seeking a research career. Almost 300 undergraduate participants in our summer program have completed their PhDs and are realizing their goals of careers as faculty and researchers in industry and government. Light refreshments served.

"The House I Live In" Film Screening and Interactive Image Theater

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Location: Salomon 101

CSREA will host a special screening of the 51-minute version of the documentary, "THE HOUSE I LIVE IN". Immediately following the screening, audience members are invited to join interactive, improvisational brainstorming sessions led by Bryonn Bain, Lani Guinier, Tim Mitchell, Gerald Torres, and Tricia Rose. This film and event will offer a poignant look inside US drug policy and its effects.

Historic Brown-Tougaloo Partnership: Student Semester Exchange Information Session

Friday, November 8, 2013
Location: TWC Formal Lounge

Next application deadline: November 15th

We are hosting the Assistant Provost and several faculty members from Tougaloo College (an HBCU in Jackson, Mississippi with which Brown has an almost 50 year partnership), along with students who have taken part recently in the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Student Semester Exchange, for an information session for anyone who may be interested in spending a semester on exchange at Tougaloo College.

"What I Am Thinking About Now" with Prof. Glenn Loury and Patricia Agupusi

Monday, October 28, 2013
Location: CSREA Conference Room, Room 303, Brown-RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

Join us for an informal presentation with Professor Glenn Loury, Economics and Patricia Agupusi, Visiting Fellow in International Relations titled: "The Superficial Morality of Colorblindness: Comparing the US and South
Africa". Space is limited, please RSVP here.


Off-Campus Events

  • Nothing this week!


Career and Internship Opportunities

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Intensive Two-Summer Program

The Institute prepares high-achieving African American men to be leaders of great character who make significant contributions to their communities, our country and the world.

For more information on the program and to apply, click here

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process.

The Spring 2013 Congressional Internship Program Deadline is November 8th. Please visit for more information and to apply.