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Driss Ksikes has been called “one of the most innovative writers in Morocco today” and was named “one of the six best African playwrights” by the National Studio Theatre in London. The author of numerous plays and novels, most recently Au Détroit d’Averroes (2019), his coauthored book Le métier d’intellectuel was awarded the 2015 Prix Grand Atlas. Ksikes has also maintained an active journalism career, most notably as editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking Moroccan magazine TelQuel and its Arabic sister publication Nichane from 2002 to 2006.

We know a cellphone can be used for more than selfies and a source for frequent updates. We can communicate with loved ones around the world in seconds without speaking a word. The internet and various mobile devices have made the world a lot smaller and information more accessible. Collaborative editing and social media are just two examples of how humans are willing to interact with this technology (sharing knowledge).

With a collection of more than 100,000 unique artifacts from the Soviet Bloc countries during the Cold War the Wende Museum is one of the leading museums of its kind worldwide. The museum not only collects and preserves materials that offer insight into political realities, cultural trends, and everyday life, but also aims to present them in a thought-provoking way, making connections between past and present and asking pertinent questions about how history is written and experienced.

The inaugural Bobby Yan Lectureship in Media and Social Change will feature Christine Vachon, producer of the film Boys Don't Cry, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.   

Sarah Broom in conversation with Vann Newkirk

Tuesday, February 4, 6pm; preceded by a reception at 5:30pm

Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Arts Center, room 210

The event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required, but please arrive early to guarantee seating.


Jake Monaghan, Assistant Professor at UNO, will lead a discussion on ethics and the opioid crisis.

Ambassador Korcok will speak about the 1989 events that resulted in the fall of the totalitarian regime and the re-introduction of democracy in the former Czechoslovakia.

RSVP to by October 21

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Refreshments will be served.

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Older Adults in Emergencies: Outbreaks & Natural Disasters" featuring Shayna Goldfine, MPH, and Lina Moses, PhD, MSPH.

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Aging in an East Asian Context: Case Studies of South Korea and Vietnam" featuring Trang Nguyen, PhD, MSW, and NhuNgoc Pham, MPH; moderated by Mark J. VanLandingham, PhD.

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Improving Care for LGTB Older Adults" featuring Jim Meadows, LMSW, of New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE).