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M.A.R.I. is happy to announce the sixth talk of the 2018-19 Brown Bag talk series.

Dr. Tatsuya Murakami, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, presents his research titled:

A Macroregional Perspective on Early Urbanism in Formative Central Mexico: A View from Tlalancaleca, Puebla

12:00 pm  Friday, April 5 Rm. 305, Dinwiddie Hall

See you on Friday and remember to bring your lunch!


One of the challenges for physicians in an era of patient-centered care is to close the deal for treatment. Physicians may have to say no when patients make inappropriate treatment requests (as in opioids for chronic pain), or insist on treatment when patients resist (as in vaccination refusal). In this talk, I examine how neurologists overcome resistance against medication recommendations for pediatric patients with epilepsy. Neurologists meet these grounds with three corresponding persuasion strategies ranging from pressuring, to coaxing, to accommodating.

Sociology Colloquium: Debbie Becher, Barnard College

"A Fractured Nation: Private Property and the Fracking of the Rural West"


Deborah Cohn, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University

Vicente Diaz, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, U of Minnesota

Jayeesha Dutta, Artist and Activist, Another Gulf Is Possible

Dilip Gaonkar, Director, Center for Global Culture and Communication, Northwestern U

Donatella Izzo, Professor of Comparative Literature, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L' Orientale”

Donald E. Pease, Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, Dartmouth

This lecture analyzes the "Memory Windows," works by Haitian-American artist Édouard Duval-Carrié that feature in his recent exhibition at Florida State University, “Decolonizing Refinement,” a show that draws parallels between processes of production and commodification across the plantation Americas.

The Racial Capitalism of Blockchain: Between HumanComputer Flourishing and Computational Slavery

Over the next few years, the Latin American Writers Series will showcase the most representative writers  of the continent and serve as an archive of their achievements.  Ecuadorian writer and Tulane’s Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence,  Gabriela Alemán will conduct in-depth interviews with authors that address  a territory defined by massive migrations, multiple forms of violence, economic precariousness and environmental struggles.

Provenance research and why it matters.


7AM  M&M

8AM  TSS Reunion Lectureship

9AM  Stump The Professor


"Transplantation: The (Harsh) Reality"

Presented By

Sander Florman, MD

Director, Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

Charles Miller, MD Professor of Surgery

Mount Sinai

Author Nathaniel Rich will be in conversation with WWNO Coastal Desk reporter Tegan Wendland about his new book, "Losing Earth: A Recent History".

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.