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Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

Photo by Jillian Briglia

February 11, 2016

Students and faculty packed themselves into Olin 130 to hear the Global Study Symposium speeches regarding Human Zoos: Photography, Race, and Empire, on February 5th. The symposium featured speeches from guest-speakers Pascal Blanchard, Dominic Thomas, and Stephen Sheehi. Whitman professors and students a...

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015

The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

2013-2014 Global Studies Symposium Features International Scholars to Discuss Global Phenomenon ‘Work’

2013-2014 Global Studies Symposium Features International Scholars to Discuss Global Phenomenon 'Work'

Alyssa Goard

February 27, 2014

[portfolio_slideshow] This past Saturday, February 22, The 2014 Global Studies Symposium brought together international scholars to discuss "work" as a global phenomenon. Keynote Speakers included Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne from the University of Peradeniya, Dr. Francois Venter from t...

4th Annual Global Studies Symposium explores “Places, Peripheries”

Emily Lin-Jones

March 2, 2012

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Maxey Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Whitman's fourth annual Global Studies Symposium, a lecture event designed to promote discussion about globalization and global issues in the context of the liberal arts. The symposium is held through the...

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Salman Hameed and Shiloh Krupar listen to and address questions from the audience.  Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Will Gregg

March 3, 2011

Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered in Maxey Auditorium to participate in a symposium entitled "Global Media, Global Spectacle" on Saturday,...

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