Achievements

With its more than one hundred fellows to date, the ISI has hosted some of the most active and successful of our colleagues on campus. In many cases their projects, under development in an ISI seminar, have come to fruition in scholarly or creative arenas. While we do not claim credit for all successes or special recognitions, we are proud to list some of the achievements of our ISI community here.

Max Page to discuss new book, Bending the Future

Former ISI 'Transformations' fellow Max Page and Marla Miller will discuss their new book, Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States at the Jones Library at 7 p.m. on November 14. Their book is a collection of essays examining the current state and future prospects of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the event is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Kawar to give talk on Legal Activism and Deportation Resistance

Current ISI 'Trespassing' fellow, Leila Kawar (Political Science and Legal Studies), will be talking on “Legal Activism and Deportation Resistance: Comparative and Historical Perspectives,” in room 423 in Tobin Hall on November 16, from 4-6 p.m. Professor Kawar’s research examines the politics of legal expertise, at both the national and international levels, with a focus on questions relating to migration, citizenship, and labor. Her book, Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and Its Radiating Effects in the United States and France (Cambridge U Press, 2015) received the Law and Society Association's Herbert Jacob Book Award for best book in law and society in 2016 and also the APSA Migration and Citizenship Section award of Best Book in 2016. Her talk i s part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series.

Ervin Staub To Give Talk on Origins of Violence

Former ISHA Fellow, Ervin Staub, will give a talk entitled "The Origins of Violence and Principles and Practices of Prevention" on November 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall. The talk, organized by the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence, will cover the origins and prevention of genocide, and draw from Staub's work on Rwanda. Staub's most recent books are Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict and Terrorism (2011) and The Roots of Goodness and Resistance of Evil: Inclusive Caring, Moral Courage, Altruism Born of Suffering, Active Bystandership, and Heroism. More information on the talk and others in the series can be found here

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