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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Secret Path, residential schools and reconciliation

The Department of Linguistics and the Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies will present a showing of Gord Downie‘s The Secret Path. This film uses music and animation to tell the story of an Ojibwe boy, Chanie Wenjack, who died after he escaped the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School and tried to return to his home in northern Ontario in October 1966.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Historical Hackers: Cunning, Crafts and Material Manipulations

Designed objects are embodiments of power and are parts of negotiating the action spaces of people. Many forms of citizen agency and resistance are based on using design to leverage the “thing-power” of objects, to use them for hands-on political transgressions and capacity building. This lecture will examine some of them as historical means of “hacking” the state-apparatus.

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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Automation, Jobs, and Shared Prosperity: What Should—and Shouldn't —We Be Worried About? (Social Science Matters: Technological Shifts and Social Change)

David Autor, one of the leading labor economists in the world and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a professor and associate department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

SPP Colloquia Series: Chrystal George Mwangi, "Power & Mutuality: The Dynamics of International Higher Education Partnerships"

Professor Chrystal George Mwangi of the UMass Amherst College of Education speaks on "Power & Mutuality: The Dynamics of International Higher Education Partnerships."

Part of the School of Public Policy 2018-19 Colloquia Series

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Four @ Four

The Four @ Four is an evening of slam research presentations over complimentary hors d'oeuvres & beverages. You'll hear about the great work SBS faculty are doing in different areas of research. We will be recognizing our new hires, newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and others who have been recently appointed to new titles. Our four presenters for Fall 2018, who will present their research for four minutes each, are:

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