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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Evening Program
International Law is More American than Partisan (or it used to be)
Barbara Koremenos

Participating in international law is an act of sovereignty, not a relinquishment of it. Barbara Koremenos, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, will argue that across the areas of economics, security, the environment, and human rights, when we are not at the table, our interests are not served.

Barbara Koremenos, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Koremenos has published in both political science and law journals, including American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Legal Studies, and Law and Contemporary Problems. Koremenos received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research—the first such winner to study international law.

In her new book, The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design (Cambridge University Press 2016), Koremenos demonstrates theoretically and empirically how international law’s detailed design provisions help states cooperate despite harsh international political realities. 

Professor Koremenos' Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at CMC.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Classical Music of India
Irfana Majumdar

The politics, the technologies, the languages and genres, the physical and the social sciences, even the humanities of India, have all become marginalized. Increasingly, they are viewed either as quaint and ethnic, or even extinct. Only Indian classical music and dance survives—indeed, it flourishes. It flourishes as a system. Irfana Majumdar, artistic director of the NIRMAN Theatre Studio, Varanasi, India, and classically trained in Hindustani music, will delve into this ever thriving and increasingly globalized coupled tradition. 

Irfana Majumdar is the artistic director of the NIRMAN Theatre Studio in Varanasi, India. She is also a theatre director, performer, and filmmaker. Her main interest is ensemble-based devising and creation, physical and vocal training practices, collaborative creation, and solo performance. She studied directing and performance at the University of Chicago, and has also trained in corporeal mime, Suzuki and Viewpoints, clowning, and many forms of body work. She has trained in classical Hindustani music since childhood.