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May 2008 Events

(as received prior to May 1, 2008)

3:30 p.m.
Building on Recent Success by Forging the Next Strategy for Iraq
Richard Brennan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

to 05/31/2008
Fire in the Morning: A Pictorial Exhibit of Mexican Americans in Orange County
Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center

4:00 p.m.
On Statistical Estimation of Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Cases
Bruce Spencer, Dept of Statistics, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

Cuba: New Research Directions
Student Center, University of California, Irvine

The Paradoxes of Race, Law and Inequality in the United States
Humanities Instructional Building 135

7:00 p.m.
5th Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Lecture: In Search of China's Lost Bridges
Ronald G. Knapp, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, New Paltz

UC Irvine Student Center, Doheny Beach Room A

12:00 p.m.
Parents' Work Demands and Activities with Children
Anne Roeters, Doctoral Fellow, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Social Science Plaza B, Room 4206

12:00 p.m.
Anthropology, Torture & the Importance of Critique in the War on Terrorism
Laura McNamara, Sandia Laboratories, Member, AAA Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities

UCHRI Conference Room 338 - Administration Bldg

3:30 p.m.
Politics, NGOs and Basic Services in Fragile States
Steve Commins, University of California, Los Angeles

Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

3:30 p.m.
The Face Veil: State Actors and Niqabis in the Netherlands
Annelies Moors, Professor and ISIM Chair, University of Amsterdam

Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250

Society for Cultural Anthropology Biannual Meeting
Aboard the Queen Mary
Long Beach, California

12:00 p.m.
Post-Katrina New Orleans as a New Migrant Destination
Elizabeth Fussell, Tulane and Washington State

Social Science Plaza B, Room 4206

6:00 p.m.
Dinner Club: Why Can't We Reform Immigration?
Louis DeSipio, Chair and Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, and Professor of Political Science

Library Room, University Club
801 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, California 92697

3:30 p.m.
Never Ending Wars
Ann Hironaka, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCI

Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

12:00 p.m.
Rendition and International and Domestic Law
Joseph DiMento, Professor of Law and of Planning, Policy and Design Director, Newkirk Center for Science and Society

Social Science Plaza B, Room 5250

8:30 a.m.
6th Annual Global Connect Symposium Features NBC News Journalist Keith Morrison
Keith Morrison, Dateline NBC News Correspondent

University of California, Irvine

3:30 p.m.
Global Leadership: Careers in Diplomacy and International Affairs
Bob Peirce, British Consul-General; Professor Richard Matthew, Director of UCI's Center for Unconventional Security Affairs; and Peter Kovach, Senior Foreign Service Minister-Counselor and UCLA Diplomat in Residence

Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

4:00 p.m.
Quantum Cognitive Sciences
Donald Hoffman, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine

Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

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