April 29, 2011

We know this is last minute, but are you ready to get your salsa on tonight, BU? The BU Salsa Club is hosting a social in Metcalf, and they’re expecting a huge turnout (around 400-500 people!) with a live band, performances, lessons, and lots of mingling. What do you have to lose? Tickets at the door for $10 with your BUID, $15 without. Starts at 8, goes ’til 1! Check the event: http://tinyurl.com/6ju48ta

On May 5th at 4pm, we will celebrate Kecia Ali’s new book Marriage and Slavery In Early Islam .  Join us in the WGS Sitting Room as Kecia Ali briefly discusses her book and the main arguments.  We will follow up with toasts,  yummy food and good conversation.  Books will be available for purchase.  

On May 5th at 4pm, we will celebrate Kecia Ali’s new book Marriage and Slavery In Early Islam .  Join us in the WGS Sitting Room as Kecia Ali briefly discusses her book and the main arguments.  We will follow up with toasts,  yummy food and good conversation.  Books will be available for purchase.  

May 1, 2011
Enjoy a day at the ballpark as the defending conference champion Boston University Terriers take on the University of Albany in their final home game of the season! There will be free food from Raising Cane’s, giveaways and appearances by Rhett and the BU Band! Fanfest begins at 11:30 am and the first pitch will be at 12. Don’t miss out on a great time! More info here: http://www.bu.edu/thurman/2011/04/19/bu-softball-fanfest/

May 1, 2011

Enjoy a day at the ballpark as the defending conference champion Boston University Terriers take on the University of Albany in their final home game of the season! There will be free food from Raising Cane’s, giveaways and appearances by Rhett and the BU Band! Fanfest begins at 11:30 am and the first pitch will be at 12. Don’t miss out on a great time! More info here: http://www.bu.edu/thurman/2011/04/19/bu-softball-fanfest/

April 14, 2011
Looking for some intellectual stimulation to liven up your week? The Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture is taking place tomorrow night at the Hillel House featuring Suliman Baldo, the Africa Director of the International Center for Traditional Justice. Make sure to stop by! See the flyer posted above for more info.

April 14, 2011

Looking for some intellectual stimulation to liven up your week? The Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture is taking place tomorrow night at the Hillel House featuring Suliman Baldo, the Africa Director of the International Center for Traditional Justice. Make sure to stop by! See the flyer posted above for more info.

April 14, 2011

The BU College Democrats will be hosting Francis Bok, a former slave and current abolitionist and author. On May 15, 1986, he was captured and enslaved at age seven during an Arab militia raid on the village of Nymlal in Southern Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Bok lived in bondage for ten years before escaping imprisonment in Kurdufan, Sudan, followed by a journey to the United States by way of Cairo. Come and listen to his fascinating story and learn more about modern-day slavery. The event will take place in CAS B36 at 7 pm.

April 14, 2011

The BU College Democrats will be hosting Francis Bok, a former slave and current abolitionist and author. On May 15, 1986, he was captured and enslaved at age seven during an Arab militia raid on the village of Nymlal in Southern Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Bok lived in bondage for ten years before escaping imprisonment in Kurdufan, Sudan, followed by a journey to the United States by way of Cairo. Come and listen to his fascinating story and learn more about modern-day slavery. The event will take place in CAS B36 at 7 pm.

April 11, 2011
Join BU’s Democracy Matters for its third installment of "Debate Series" at 7 pm in CAS 211. The debate will center around whether the United States should join the International Criminal Court. BU’s International Affairs Association will be arguing in the positive, while BU’s Debate Society will argue in the negative. Be sure to stop by to witness what could be the most exciting debate yet!

April 11, 2011

Join BU’s Democracy Matters for its third installment of "Debate Series" at 7 pm in CAS 211. The debate will center around whether the United States should join the International Criminal Court. BU’s International Affairs Association will be arguing in the positive, while BU’s Debate Society will argue in the negative. Be sure to stop by to witness what could be the most exciting debate yet!

April 5, 2011
Come watch Syriana, a 2005 film starring George Clooney and Matt Damon that centers around how the natural resource of oil can deeply affect the course of international politics. BU’s Democracy Matters and BUIAA will be hosting the screening at the Photonics Center at 7 pm!

April 5, 2011

Come watch Syriana, a 2005 film starring George Clooney and Matt Damon that centers around how the natural resource of oil can deeply affect the course of international politics. BU’s Democracy Matters and BUIAA will be hosting the screening at the Photonics Center at 7 pm!

April 14, 2011
BU’s Center for Global Health Development, in cooperation with the College of Communication, School of Public Health and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will be hosting When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding, a conference that will explore the collaboration and tension between public health workers and journalists in the aftermath of natural disasters. A range of experts from the field of global health, NGOs and journalism, as well as citizens and volunteers will be discussing their experiences and strategies that will allow journalists and public health workers to work together without interference. Post-earthquake Haiti and the recent disaster in Japan will be used as touchpoints for the discussions. The event will take place in the Photonics Center between 8 am and 5 pm. To register, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cghd/news/calendar/when-disaster-strikes/

April 14, 2011

BU’s Center for Global Health Development, in cooperation with the College of Communication, School of Public Health and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will be hosting When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding, a conference that will explore the collaboration and tension between public health workers and journalists in the aftermath of natural disasters. A range of experts from the field of global health, NGOs and journalism, as well as citizens and volunteers will be discussing their experiences and strategies that will allow journalists and public health workers to work together without interference. Post-earthquake Haiti and the recent disaster in Japan will be used as touchpoints for the discussions. The event will take place in the Photonics Center between 8 am and 5 pm. To register, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cghd/news/calendar/when-disaster-strikes/

April 25, 2011

The Boston University International Affairs Association is currently accepting submissions for the second of its two spring publications of the International Relations Review. The Review collects essays, articles, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, and photography pertaining to international relations, showcasing the international prowess of Boston University students. However, the IRR is not just focused purely on political issues. Interdisciplinary articles involving social, linguistic, cultural, and geographic elements that contribute to an international problem or phenomenon today are welcome and encouraged! All submissions that are not published in the next issue will be held and considered for future publication. Send submissions to submissions.irr@gmail.com by April 25th to be considered for the Spring Issue!

April 25, 2011

The Boston University International Affairs Association is currently accepting submissions for the second of its two spring publications of the International Relations Review. The Review collects essays, articles, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, and photography pertaining to international relations, showcasing the international prowess of Boston University students. However, the IRR is not just focused purely on political issues. Interdisciplinary articles involving social, linguistic, cultural, and geographic elements that contribute to an international problem or phenomenon today are welcome and encouraged! All submissions that are not published in the next issue will be held and considered for future publication. Send submissions to submissions.irr@gmail.com by April 25th to be considered for the Spring Issue!

April 7, 2011
Watch and enjoy Claire Andrade-Watkins’ Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican, a documentary about the gentrification of Fox Port, Rhode Island and the displacement of the Cape Verdean immigrants in that neighborhood in the 1960’s and 1970’s. BU’s Cape Verdean Cultural Association will be hosting a screening at the Women’s Resource Center (basement of the GSU) at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

April 7, 2011

Watch and enjoy Claire Andrade-Watkins’ Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican, a documentary about the gentrification of Fox Port, Rhode Island and the displacement of the Cape Verdean immigrants in that neighborhood in the 1960’s and 1970’s. BU’s Cape Verdean Cultural Association will be hosting a screening at the Women’s Resource Center (basement of the GSU) at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided.