Cultural Crossings

Speaker Series Archives

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Richard Blanco
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Main Classroom Auditorium, Cleveland State University
A Poetry Reading with Richard Blanco


Junot Diaz
Friday October 11, 2013 || 5:00-6:30 pm
Main Classroom Auditorium
In Conversation with Junot Diaz


Hector Cantu
Wednesday, October 15, 6-7:30 pm
Mather Mansion 301, 2605 Euclid Ave
The Funnies and Race: Why is Everyone So Touchy About Stereotypes?

Eleanor Lerman
Poet, Writer and Winner, 2008 Lenore Marshall Award
Thursday, November 13, 1:30-3 pm
Main Classroom 134, 1899 East 22nd Street.
Vampires Are Happier When They Are Homosexual, or Adventures in the Poetry Trade

Steve Cagan
Documentary photographer and activist from Cleveland
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 6-7:30 p.m.
Mather Mansion, room 301
"El Choco, Colombia: Struggle for Cultural and Environmental Survival; an Everyday Resistance"

Arn-Chorn Pond
Human Rights Leader from Cambodia Founder of Cambodian Living Arts Subject of Emmy-Nominated Film The Flute Player
Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 6-7:30 p.m.
Mather Mansion, room 301, 2605 Euclid Avenue
"Child of War-Man of Peace"

2007-08: Windows on the World

Dr. Sander Gilman
Keynote speech, Crossing Over Symposium
Saturday, October 6, 2007 | Fenn Tower 303, 6:00 pm
"Can the Experience of Diaspora Jewry Serve as a Model for Islam in Today's Multicultural Europe?"

Dr. Ilan Stavans
Thursday, November 8, 2007 | Fenn Tower 303, 5:00 pm
"Growing Up Latino: Language, Culture and Identity"

Dunya Mikhail
Tuesday, February 12, 2007 | Rocky River High School, 20951 Detroit Rd, 7:30 pm
Sharing her poetry and the story of her life

David Oliver Relin
Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Fenn Tower 303, 5:00 pm
Topic to be announced

Kevin Powell
Book signing and reception following lecture
Thursday, April 3, 2008 | Mather Mansion 301, 5:00-6:30 pm
Black and Male in America

2006-07: In support of the new Middle Eastern Studies program

Dr. John Esposito
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | University Center Auditorium 6, 5:30 pm
"Can You Hear Me Now? Listening to the Voices of One Billion Muslims"

Dr. Bassam Haddad
Director: "What is said about Arabs & Terrorism?"
Tuesday, Febuary 6, 6pm: Documentary (45 minutes)
Dively Community Seminar Room, Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, UR 112
Free public showing and discussion with Dr Haddad
"What is said about Arabs & Terrorism?" Part I

Wednesday, Febuary 7, 5pm: Documentary (45 minutes)
Strosacker Auditorium, Case Western Reserve University
2125 Adelbert Road
Free public showing and discussion with Dr Haddad
"What is said about Arabs & Terrorism?" Part II

Dr. Walter Reich
Wednesday, February 28, 2006 | Drinko Hall, 2001 Euclid Ave. 5:00 pm
"Uses and Abuses of Holocaust Memory in International Affairs"

2005-06: Windows on the World: A Dialogue Across Borders

Arun Gandhi
Advocate for Nonviolence and Understanding, Keynote Speaker: Symposium 2005
October 8, 2005
"Crossing Over: Learning to Navigate the Borderlands of Intercultural Encounters"

Dr. Micere M. Githae Mugo
Wednesday, March 1, 2005| Music & Communication Bldg G 15, 5:00 pm
"Poetry as a Political Statement and as a Vehicle for Crossing Cultural Borders"

Richard Rodriguez
Thursday, April 20, 2005 | Dively Room (first floor), Levin College of Urban Affairs, 5:00 pm
"Hispanics -- The American Nightmare, and the American Dream"

2004-05: Identities and Performance--A Public Dialogue

James Luna
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | Waetjen Auditorium, 6:0 0pm
"Identity and Performance"

Irshad Manji
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 | Drinko Hall, 5:00 pm
"The Trouble with Islam"

Frederic Martel
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | Mather Mansion, 4:00 pm
"Supporting the Arts: A French-American Comparison"

Tricia RoseFriday, April 15, 2005 | Dively Auditorium, 5:00pm
"Hip-Hop Music (History, Technology, Commodification, Sexism)"

2003-04: Identities and Performance --A Public Dialogue

Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Performance artist, author, MacArthur Fellow
Thursday, September 11, 2003
"Ethno-techno: One of the Possible Futures of Performance Art"

Scot Brown
Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, UCLA
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
"Anywhere We Are US Is:" Encountering Black Power as Living History

Holly Hughes
Performance Artist
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
"Performance Art: Where it comes, What causes it and What can be done about it"

Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Colby College (Maine)
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Bad Girls, Bad Girls: Watcha Gonna Do?

2002-03: The Humanities in the City--A Public Dialogue

Camilo Jose Vergara
sociologist and photographer
Thursday, October 17, 2002
"Churches in the American Ghetto"

Peter Wortsman
writer, translator
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
"New York Does Not Exist: Excerpts from a Fugitive Work in Progress, text Peter Wortsman, photographs Gilles Vauclair"

Manning Marable
historian and political activist
Professor of History and Political Science, Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
"Black Studies and the Urban University"

Lily Yeh
artist and community activist
Thursday, March 20, 2003
"Community Building Through Art"

2001-02: The Humanities in the City--A Public Dialogue

James Grossman
Vice President for Research and Education, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Thursday, November 8, 2001
"Streets, Libraries, and Laboratories: Urban Studies and the Humanist Dilemma"

Edward Dimendberg
International Institute Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Film and Video Studies, and Architecture, University of Michigan
Thursday, December 6, 2001
"Film Noir, the Metropolis, and the Humanities"

Gerald Graff
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thursday, March 21, 2002
"Clueless in Academe, or Parlez-vous Arguespeak?"

J. Mark Schuster
Visiting Professor at The Cultural Policy Center, The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
Thursday, April 11, 2002
"Ephemera, Temporary Urbanism, and the Image of the City"

2000-01: Defining the Humanities for the 21st Century

Edward W. Said
University Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Sunday, October 1, 2000
"Defining the Humanities for the 21st Century"

Patricia J. Williams
Professor of Law, Columbia University
Thursday, October 12, 2000
"Justice and the Humanities: The Emperor's New Clothes"

Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature; Chair, Rhetoric Department, University of California at Berkeley
Thursday, November 16, 2000
"Ethics, Politics, and the Humanities"

Trinh T. Minh-Ha
Professor of Women's Studies, Film Studies and Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
Friday, February 23, 2001
"The Humanities in a Postcolonial World"

Rafael Cortada
Associate Professor of History and of Educational Policy and Leadership, Ohio State University - Newark Campus
Friday, March 23, 2001 | Keynote address at Conference on Humanities
"The Importance of Majoring in the Humanities in the Urban Public University"

Robin D. G. Kelley
Professor of History and Africana Studies, New York University
Thursday, April 12, 2001
"The Humanities and the Future of Democracy"

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