Invitation to the Dean’s Symposium

The Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite you to the two remaining Dean’s Symposia this term. One is on Tuesday, Mar. 21; the other is on Tuesday, Apr. 25. Details about all of the symposia can be found online. Details on the symposium for next week can be found below. The Office will send out another email announcement before the final symposium, but please mark your calendars now and please spread the word.

Dean’s Symposium for Tuesday, Mar. 21:

The symposium’s topic is “Reproduction in Latin America.” The three speakers are:

-Rafael de la Dehesa, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

-Natalie L. Kimball, Department of History

-Jane Marcus-Delgado, Department of Political Science and Global Affairs

Reproductive rights are, and always have been, a contentious challenge in Latin American politics. Scholarship on the issue spans areas ranging from the history of abortion rights and contraception to questions of political representation and the notions of “choice” in diverse societies. In addition, discussions of gender-based rights engage complex debates about public health, human rights, international relations, and traditional practices. This panel brings together a historian, a political scientist, and a sociologist to present perspectives on the politics of reproduction in the region.

The symposium will take place in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. There will be a short reception afterward.