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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 (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 (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.

 

 

 

 

Fellowship Opportunities at the Pacific Forum CSIS

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Fellowship Opportunities at the Pacific Forum CSIS

The Pacific Forum CSIS is accepting applications for three of its five Honolulu-based research fellowships. This is an exciting opportunity for bright young scholars and professionals to research Asia-Pacific foreign policy issues under the supervision and guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff. Additionally, fellows are active participants in the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program, where they will interact with senior-level experts and officials at conferences and dialogues throughout the region.

The following resident fellowships are currently open for application: (more…)