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Former Member of Japanese Diet to Speak on Campus

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Former Member of Japanese Diet to Speak on Campus

Kazuo Takamatsu, a former member of the Japanese Diet (House of Representatives), will lecture on “Current Issues in Japanese Politics” (Japanese w/o translation) on  Thursday, 9 April at 10:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

On Friday,  10 April at noon in 745 SWKT, he will present teh same lecture in Japanese but with translation.

Both of these lectures will address Japan’s relations with China and North Korea, Abenomics and Japan’s debt problem, declining birth rates in Japan, and the reasons for the Liberal Democratic Party’s long rule in Japan and its landslide victory Read More…

Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

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Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Amy Buono is the Latin American studies guest for this lecture on  Thursday, 9 April at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Buono teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory in the Art Institute of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, specializing in transatlantic visual culture.

Her publications encompass topics as diverse as the ritual performance of featherwork, the epistemology of medicinal recipe books, the art of natural history, and theories of collecting.

Three threads connect her broader research agenda: an interest in the institutional histories of art; an understanding of the technologies of production as crucial to art’s social efficacy; and a commitment to tracing the rhetorical deployment of art objects.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.

Nature Out to Kill Us: America’s Response to the Global Health Crisis

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Nature Out to Kill Us: America’s Response to the Global Health Crisis

Michael J. Gerson, senior advisor for ONE and a Washington Post columnist, will present this lecture on  Wednesday, 8 April at noon in the HBLL auditorium.

Gerson writes about politics, global health and development, religion, and foreign policy in a bi-weekly column for the Washington Post and in nearly one hundred other newspapers. He is coauthor of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (2010) and aut Read More…

Problem Solvers Wanted

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Problem Solvers Wanted

Wednesday, 8 April
7:00 p.m., 260 TNRB

Are you a business, economics, math, statistics, engineering, or philosophy major? BYU’s Management Consulting Club helps prepare students to land jobs with the top consulting firms.

Don’t miss their end-of-year info session to learn how to use your summer to prepare for success.

Visit mcc.byu.edu for more information.

Ten Great European Films of the 2010s

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Ten Great European Films of the 2010s

The final Cafe CSE for this semester will be Wednesday, 1 April at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB and will feature Matt Ancell, Dennis Cutchins, and Christopher Oscarson.

Ancell is an associate professor of humanities and comparative literature and co-director of BYU’s International Cinema program. He received his PhD in comparative literature from the University of California–Irvine. His interests include the baroque in Spain and Italy, Montaigne and early modern skepticism, contemporary film, and deconstruction.

Cutchins is an associate professor of English and co-director Read More…