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Literary Translation and the 3% Problem

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Literary Translation and the 3% Problem

The first Cafe CSE for winter semester will be Wednesday, 4 February at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB, featuring Marlene Hansen Esplin, Daryl R. Hague, and moderator Nick Mason.

Esplin is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary humanities. Her main research interests are translation studies
and twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American literatures. And her current book project concerns “self-translators” who write disparate Spanish and English versions of their texts. Other projects include articles discussing multilingualism and strategies of translation in works by Puerto Rican author Rosario Ferré, Mexican‑American author Rolando Hinojosa, and Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Hague is an associate research professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He completed Read More…

Tragedy of Errors: Contemporary Pakistan

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Tragedy of Errors: Contemporary Pakistan

Shadman Bashir, a visiting professor of law and international relations at Dixie State University, will speak at the Kennedy Center on  Wednesday, 4 February at noon in 238 HRCB.

Bashir teaches business and criminal law and war and terrorism and global law.

A native of the Pakistani tribal region, Bashir is an expert in South Asian law, politics, conflicts and culture.

He speaks six languages and multiple dialects and received a BA in political science from Edwardes College and an LLB in English and Islamic law from the University of Peshawar, both in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Bashir then moved to the U.S. and received an LLM in comparative law from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

French Diplomacy in the 21st Century

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French Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Pauline Carmona, consul general of France in San Francisco, will share her diplomatic insights on  Wednesday, 28 January at noon in 238 HRCB.

Carmona was appointed consul general in San Francisco in September 2014, having worked in the Human Resources Department as an advisor of foreign affairs.

She headed the democratic governance mission while part of the Global Economic and Development Strategies team in Paris (2010–12) and Read More…

Everything You Wanted to Know about Intelligence (But Don’t Know Who to Ask)

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Intelligence (But Don’t Know Who to Ask)

Bradford J. Bruton, a recently retired and highly experienced intelligence officer will be on campus for two weeks teaching Political Science 379R Introduction to Open Source Intelligence.

Join this former CIA recruiter, now active in the area of federal contracting, on Thursday, 29 January at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB, as he shares insider strategies for students seeking careers in intelligence or federal service.

 

 

 

 

Gender, Family, and Human Rights

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Gender, Family, and Human Rights

Fatou Diop Sall, currently president of the Commission on Gender and Equity at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal, will be on campus for three events in January.

Gender and Politics in Africa
Wednesday, 28 January
noon
238 HRCB

Evolution of the Family in Senegal
in French, sponsored by the French Department
29 January
11:00 a.m.
B192 JFSB

Women’s Rights vs. Traditions in West Africa
sponsored by Women’s Studies
30 January
noon
B092 JFSB

A renowned sociologist in West Africa, Sall specializes in family and gender issues.

She was a visiting scholar at the University of Kansas (2008) and at the New College of Florida (2006) and the recipient of a Fulbright grant at the University of Wisconsin (2003).

Sall is the founding director of GESTES, a research group on gender and societies, and a researcher with Afrobarometer and CODESRIA.

She is the author of several studies on human rights and the violations of women’s rights in Africa.