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multi-day

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

multi-day

African Seminar group meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

The Africa Seminar (AfriSem) provides an interdisciplinary and area-defined setting for graduate students studying Africa to develop, present, and draw...

Nov
29
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
28
2023

CFS Info Session In Person!

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
27
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
22
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
20
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
17
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
15
2023

CFS Info Session In-Person!

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
15
2023

ANARQUISMOS Y MARXISMOS EN BOLIVIA, ECUADOR Y PERÚ

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

TEXTOS ESENCIALES  Acompáñenos en una charla con los autores Jorge Coronado y Stephen McNabb. Esta selección de textos esenciales de los...

Nov
13
2023

Difficult Conversations on Israel and Palestine

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Please join MENA Studies & Jewish and Israeli Studies for this conversation *What is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict all about? Why has...

Nov
13
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
11
2023

HANA Center Field Trip

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern

Join One Book and the Asian American Studies program to visit HANA Center in Chicago. HANA Center is a Chicagoland...

Nov
10
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
6
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
3
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Nov
1
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Please join us at PAS for snacks, tea, and Swahili - whether you want to practice your Swahili or learn...

Nov
1
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
27
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
25
2023

Settler Colonialism and the Question of Palestine

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Nadia Abu El-Haj will speak to the historical context around current events in the Middle East while discussing whether there...

Oct
25
2023

The Lansiné Kaba Symposium

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

This half-day symposium celebrates the life and work of historian and Northwestern alumnus Lansiné Kaba (PhD 1972), who passed in...

Oct
25
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
20
2023

Palestine and Israel 101: What is the conflict about?

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Prof. Wendy Pearlman will provide a historical overiew of the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its major milestones, actors,...

Oct
20
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
19
2023

An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: A Hands-On Workshop

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Come try your hand at Arabic calligraphy in this special workshop led by master calligrapher Mohameden Ahmedou. To see an example...

Oct
18
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Please join us at PAS for snacks, tea, and Swahili - whether you want to practice your Swahili or learn...

Oct
18
2023

Prof. Silyane Larcher Meet and Greet

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Come meet Silyane Larcher, who will be joining the Northwestern faculty in January 2024, as Associate Professor of Gender Studies...

Oct
18
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
17
2023

MENA | Revolutionary Defeat & the Future of Struggle

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Syrian Writer and Former Political Prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh in Conversation with Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University) and Danny Postel (New...

Oct
16
2023

Anthropology Colloquium: Maurice Magaña, University of Arizona

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Colloquia and Events

Multimodal Archives and Multi-sited Prescence: Cultural Production, Intergenerational Activism, and Belonging in Diasporic Communities This paper considers the kinds of grassroots...

Oct
13
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
12
2023

Program of African Studies (PAS) Open House

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Stop by and enjoy a snack at the Program of African Studies our open house. Meet the faculty,  graduates and...

Oct
11
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Please join us at PAS for snacks, tea, and Swahili - whether you want to practice your Swahili or learn...

Oct
9
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
6
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Oct
6
2023

Frank Safford Symposium

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Author of some of the most influential scholarship on nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, Professor Frank Safford passed on June...

Oct
5
2023

Gender & Sexuality Studies Fall Reception

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

A reception in the Kresge Courytard to welcome GSS students, faculty and friends back to campus. Refreshments will be served! 

Oct
4
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Please join us at PAS for snacks, tea, and Swahili - whether you want to practice your Swahili or learn...

Oct
4
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
27
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
26
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
25
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
22
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
20
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
18
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
14
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
12
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
8
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Sep
6
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Aug
31
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Aug
29
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Aug
25
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Aug
23
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Jun
7
2023

Lavender Graduation

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in...

Jun
3
2023

New Directions in Asian American Studies

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Dear Asian American Studies Program community members and supporters of Asian American Studies in the Chicago area, Please join us for...

May
25
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
23
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
22
2023

MENA Mondays: Book Talk: Sentient Flesh

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

 In Sentient Flesh R. A. Judy takes up freedman Tom Windham’s 1937 remark “we should have our liberty 'cause ....

May
18
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
16
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
11
2023

PAS coffee hour

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Our final, all building meeting for the year! Let’s talk summer projects, research travel plans, and ideas for the fall!

May
11
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
9
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
8
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

May
4
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

May
2
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
24
2023

MENA Mondays: Book Talk: Iran in Motion

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Completed in 1938, the Trans-Iranian Railway connected the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Drawing on newspapers, industry publications, travelogues,...

Apr
19
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
18
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
17
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
17
2023

Anthropology Colloquium: Lara Deeb, Scripps College

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Colloquia and Events

“What Will People Say? Love Across Difference in Lebanon”   Intersectarian and interreligious marriages often provoke strong opposition from Lebanese of all...

Apr
14
2023

SPAN Postdoc Talk: Annie Wilkinson

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

Annie Wilkinson will present her research in the talk, "Gender as Conspiracy: Mistrust & Misinformation in Anti-Gender Organizing in Mexico." Annie...

Apr
13
2023

A Conversation with Phil Yu

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Join us for an interactive discussion on Asian American pop culture with Phil Yu, an award-winning author, blogger, podcaster, and...

Apr
13
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
12
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
11
2023

Zeina Hashem Beck: Reading and Conversation

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join MENA and Creative Writing for an evening with acclaimed poet Zeina Hashem Beck! Reception followed by poetry reading. Zeina Hashem Beck...

Apr
10
2023

Populism, the conservative wave and religion in Brazil

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Global Religion and Politics Research Group

Abstract: The last decade represented a marked shift in the profile of public religion in Brazil. After three decades of sustained...

Apr
7
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Apr
6
2023

African Seminar group meeting

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the AfriSem group at the Program for African Studies for a screening of "Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess." The...

Apr
4
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Mar
30
2023

African Seminar group meeting

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the AfriSem student group for this Thursday 5-7 pm for a Fellowship/Grant Writing Workshop! Bring anything you are working...

Mar
30
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Mar
27
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Mar
24
2023

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Mar
9
2023

Afrisem: African Seminar Peer Presentations

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

This weeks African Seminar group meeting with feature presetiantions by graduate students Rebecca Rwakabukoza, Sreddy Yen, and Craig Stevens. They...

Mar
8
2023

AASP x LLSP Winter Quarter Study Break

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Join the Asian American Studies Program and the Latina & Latino Studies Program for our quarterly study break! We will...

Feb
20
2023

MENA Mondays: MENA CONVERSATION | Landscapes of Toxicity

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday event.  This event is virtual.  Register for the Zoom here: https://bit.ly/MENAFeb20 . Title: MENA CONVERSATION...

Feb
19
2023

A Mirror is Not a Window: Roe Versus Wade

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

A reading of a new play by award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and playwright Sarah Schulman, directed by Obie-winner Lisa Peterson....

Feb
15
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

Feb
8
2023

Swahli Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

Feb
8
2023

Colombian Truth Commission Series

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

LACS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will be hosting the fourth dialogue of the series Colombia's Truth Commission...

Feb
7
2023

Student Lunch with Dr. Keva X. Bui

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Keva X. Bui is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Pennsylvania...

Feb
2
2023

Leslie Reagan: Abortion is an American Tradition

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

"Abortion is an American Tradition: The Supreme Court, Fake History, and the Dobbs Decision" Professor Reagan will discuss the history, practice,...

Feb
1
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

Jan
31
2023

Movie Night at the Program of African Studies

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

All winter quarter, the Program of African Studies is hosting movie night. Please join us for pizza, snacks, and good...

Jan
31
2023

Student Lunch with Dr. Natalia Duong

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Natalia Duong is a researcher, teacher, and multidisciplinary performance maker. Her current book, Chemical Diasporas: Performing Toxicity through Ecological Kinship...

Jan
25
2023

Student Lunch with Dr. Simeon Man

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Simeon Man (PhD, American Studies, Yale University) is Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty of Ethnic Studies and Critical...

Jan
18
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

Jan
17
2023

Conversatorio: What's going on in Peru? - 1:10pm

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This virtual talk will begin at 1:10pm CT. Zoom registration: bit.ly/3IEA2za WHAT’S GOING ON IN PERU? is part of our Conversatorio series,...

Jan
11
2023

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Practice speaking Swahili at the Swahili Language Table! All levels welcome.

Jan
11
2023

Conversatorio: WHAT'S GOING ON IN PERU?

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Please join us online for a discussion about the political upheaval in Peru, particularly in light of President Castillo's self-coup...

Dec
6
2022

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...

Dec
5
2022

Shoniqua Roach: The Black Bedroom

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

While both Black and Queer studies have frequently theorized the domestic and its interiors (e.g., the closet) as paradigmatic spaces...

Dec
5
2022

CFS Info Session Live on Zoom

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Find out more about the Chicago Field Studies Program and get all your questions answered by one of the CFS...