Vijay Prashad Lecture “In the Ruins of the Present”

Friday March 3rd, 3:30pm
Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies and the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College, will deliver a lecture, “In the Ruins of the Present: Neoliberalism has failed, cruel populism has us by the throat” in the Golda Meir Library’s 4th Floor conference center.

This event is presented by the Vilas Trust and the UWM Center for International Education.

MIGC 2017, February 17-18

The 12th annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference returns to UWM this Friday, 2/17 – Saturday 2/18. With year’s theme of MOSAIC, MIGC highlights exemplary work by graduate students from across disciplines and across the country. The conference begins at 9:00am on Friday morning and extends through Saturday afternoon with most events taking place in Curtin Hall 175.

MIGC Brown Bag Discussion: Jason Moore
12:15 pm, Curtin Hall 939
The reading for this brown bag discussion is titled “The Capitalocene Part II” and is available at (linked on the schedule of events) and at

MIGC Keynote Lecture: Jason Moore
3:30pm, Curtin Hall 175
Dr. Moore will give a talk entitled “Expulsions, Inclusions, and the Double Valence of Violent Abstraction: How Modernity Works Through Nature to Accumulate Capital and Destroy Lives.”  Dr. Jason W. Moore is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and a member of the governing board for the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at Binghamton University. His recent book *Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital* was published by Verso in 2015.

Monica Jahan Bose Lecture, “From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: Transnational Art Practices,” Friday 2/17

February 17 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-America artist, lawyer and activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, photography, printmaking and interdisciplinary projects. She has presented her work in villages in Bangladesh, at art fairs during the Miami Basel, and on the streets of Brooklyn.

She will present her recent projects, consider how South Asia enters conceptual frameworks and art practices in the U.S., and reflect on the impact and interplay of colonization and globalization on the art world in South Asia and the U.S.

Bose’s work is a part of the Ornate/Activate exhibition at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Feb. 16 to May 14, 2017.

United We Read: Thursday, Feb. 16

The United We Read Student/Faculty Reading Series returns on Thursday, February 16th, 7:00PM at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust St). Featuring: Kenzie Allen Sherri Hoffman Caleb Nelson Lane Hall This event is free & open to the public!