AWE Submissions


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Date & Time
Monday, 31, Jan 5:00 PM
Online

The BYU Global Women's Studies student journal, AWE: A Woman’s Experience, is looking for student submissions. Submit your essays, poetry, art, and photography related to gender, women's, and intersectional issues and topics to byuwsj@gmail.com by the end of January 2022 to be considered.


Education Policy Studies Info Session


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 1, Feb 6:00 PM
484 TNRB

If you are interested in applying for a Master's program in Education Policy Studies, you should plan to attend this information session event hosted by the BYU David O. McKay School of Education. You can access the event live in the Tanner building or register to attend via Zoom here.


Global Inequality


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 2, Feb 12:00 PM
Zoom online

The Kennedy Center's Winter 2022 Book of the Semester is Branko Milanovic's Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, which discusses the dynamics that drive inequality across the world. It was named as one of the best books of the year by The Economist and the Financial Times, the latter hailing it as "an outstanding book . . . Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief." Author Milanovic will join us for our Book of Semester lecture on 2 February at noon. The lecture will occur via Zoom; register here to participate. You can also view the lecture on campus online at overflow.byu.edu. A recording of the event will be available afterwards on the Kennedy Center YouTube channel. Branko Milanovic is considered one of the world's leading economists on the topic of inequality. He is Senior Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize. He has published extensively on inequality and poverty, including the books The Haves and the Have-Nots, named by The Globalist as its top book of 2011, and Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World, named by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2020.  


Global Inequality


Cover of Global Inequality

Date & Time
Wednesday, 2, Feb 12:00 PM
Zoom online

The Kennedy Center's Winter 2022 Book of the Semester is Branko Milanovic's Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, which discusses the dynamics that drive inequality across the world. It was named as one of the best books of the year by The Economist and the Financial Times, the latter hailing it as "an outstanding book . . . Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief." Author Milanovic will join us for our Book of Semester lecture on 2 February at noon. The lecture will occur via Zoom; register here to participate. Branko Milanovic is considered one of the world's leading economists on the topic of inequality. He is Senior Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize. He has published extensively on inequality and poverty, including the books The Haves and the Have-Nots, named by The Globalist as its top book of 2011, and Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World, named by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2020.


PEN Talks


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 2, Feb 7:00 PM
Varsity Theatre

Hear from BYU students with diverse perspectives on "Honoring Black History" at this PEN Talks event. Admission is free and pizza will be provided.  This event is sponsored by BYUSA.


Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture


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Date & Time
Thursday, 3, Feb 11:00 AM
1060 HBLL

Dr. Marilynne Robinson, essayist, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and recipient of the National Humanities Medal, will be speak at the 5th Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) lecture on "The Harmony of Religions." You can view the lecture in person at the Harold B. Lee Library or via Zoom by clicking here. This event is hosted by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding.


Engaging Global Inequality


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Date & Time
Thu, 03 Feb 22–Wed, 20 Apr 22
238 HRCB

Tune in every Wednesday at noon during winter semester 2022 for lectures centered around the topic of "Engaging Global Inequality." You can view the lectures on campus in 238 HRCB or at overflow.byu.edu, or watch the recordings later via the Kennedy Center YouTube channel. Questions? Email kennedycenter@byu.edu.


Global Health and USAID


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Date & Time
Thursday, 3, Feb 7:30 PM
238 HRCB

Come hear from Mark Austin, a current USAID Middle East & Asia Health Specialist and BYU alum, about his experiences working in international development.


The Inequality of Freedom


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 9, Feb 12:00 PM
238 HRCB

What is the relationship between freedom and equality? After World War II, decolonization and the Cold War wrought dramatic geopolitical changes around the globe. Americans fought over the meaning of democracy, equality, and freedom, pitting those who saw individual liberty and social equality as mutually reinforcing against those who prioritized liberty. Some who prioritized freedom experimented with exiting the nation-state system to establish private sovereign territories in ocean or island spaces, establishing precedents for contemporary aspirations to exit the state system. What do attempts to leave the current state system in favor of privately governed spaces teach us about the future of global equality? Raymond Craib is the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History at Cornell University. He is the author of Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes, The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile, and Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022). Part of our Winter 2022 lecture series, "Engaging Global Inequality."


More than Muses: Recovering the Voices of Early Modern Iberian Women Writers in a Digital Library


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Date & Time
Thursday, 10, Feb 12:00 PM
238 HRCB

Anna-Lisa Halling, Associate Professor of Portuguese at BYU, will speak at this Global Women's Studies Colloquium event. To participate in this event via Zoom, use meeting ID 951 7938 8510 and passcode 856210.


The Iranian Revolution at 43


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Date & Time
Monday, 14, Feb 12:00 PM
Zoom online

The Baskerville Institute will host a lecture by Dr. Suzanne Maloney, director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institution, where her research focuses on Iran and the Persian Gulf region. The lecture will focus on how the Iranian Revolution of 1979 has reshaped Iran and the region, dramatically shifting the balance of power in the Middle East, generating serious challenges to the geopolitical order in the Middle East. Ambassador John Limbert will moderate this talk. Ambassador Limbert has had a distinguished record. He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and distinguished professor at the Naval Academy. To register for this event, click here.



Transitions and Transformations: Parents' Process of Accepting a Transgender Child


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Date & Time
Thursday, 24, Feb 12:00 PM
238 HRCB

Quintin Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Family Life at BYU, and Julia Bernards, Doctoral Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at BYU, will speak at this Global Women's Studies Colloquium event. To participate in this event via Zoom, use meeting ID 951 7938 8510 and passcode 856210.