The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty Events

Monday, March 20, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty

Aynne Kokas, Associate Professor of Media Studies, C.K. Yen Chair, and Director of the East Asia Center at the University of Virginia, will discuss how technology firms in the two largest economies in the world, the United States and China, have exploited government policy to gather information on citizens. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public and all students, faculty and staff.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

GFA@25: Negotiating & Implementing the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement: The Role of The Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition Political Party

Anne Carr’s keynote will look at the role of women prior to the talks process - in campaigning for the ceasefires, supporting victims and survivors of the conflict, and challenging sectarianism that contributed formidably to making a talks process and eventual Agreement possible. She will discuss the challenges to equal participation in the talks the NIWC faced and key contributions they made. Her expertise in peacebuilding from grassroots through international negotiation will shed light on what remains to be addressed amidst both a shared and contested future.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 6:00pm

A Conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom, acclaimed cultural critic, MacArthur Fellow, sociologist, author, professor, and podcaster, will address a number of issues intersecting the higher education space.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 4:30pm

Resisting the Fascist Attack on Public Education

A lecture by Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them and How Propaganda Works. Hosted by PERI.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

GFA@25: Inside & Outside: Building Grassroots Support for the Peace Talks & 1998 Accord

This panel discussion is part of the Good Friday Agreement @ 25: Art of Conflict Transformation Spring 2023 Event Series, celebrating & critically examining the historic 1998 British/Irish peace accord. The panel will explore the journey that led to achieving the historic peace accord about the British/Irish conflict. Panelists include liaisons with grassroots communities and political prisoners as well as negotiators @ the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement talks. 

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