Spring 2018 events

Dynamics of Neural Circuits Processing Predator Threats and the Role of the Periaqueductal Gray Matter in Providing Primal Emotional Tone
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m.

Lecture by Newton Canteras, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo.

Supported by The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning, the São Paulo Research Foundation, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Laney Graduate School.

Past events

From Counterculture to Fragmented Utopia in Authoritarian Brazil
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Modern Languages Building 201
Reception to follow.

Presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, in collaboration with the Department of Film and Media Studies, with the generous support of the Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the Hightower Fund.

This lecture will consider the rise of a youth counterculture in Brazil during the most repressive phase of military rule in Brazil. With manifestations in artistic expression, personal behavior, and experiments in alternative living, the counterculture would inspire a range of new social movements that emerged in late 1970s in opposition to military rule that sought to expand the scope and reach of insurgent democracy.

Lecture by Christopher Dunn, Professor of Portuguese and Africana Studies at Tulane University

Resistance and Memory: A Film Series about the Civil-Military Dictatorship in Brazil

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, in collaboration with the Department of Film and Media Studies, with the generous support of the Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning, present the films below.

  • March 1, 2018, O Dia que Durou 21 Anos / The Day That Lasted 21 Years at 7 p.m. in Harland Cinema
  • February 1, 2018, Democracia em Preto e Branco at 7 p.m. in White Hall 205
  • November 30, 2017, Hercules 56 at 7 p.m. in Harland Cinema
  • November 9, 2017, O Que É Isso Companheiro / Four Days in September at 7 p.m. in White Hall 207
  • October 5, 2017, Cabra Marcado para Morrer at 7 p.m. in Harland Cinema

For the latest information about each film screening, visit the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Adaptation to a Changing Climate and Society: Case Studies for Sustainable Food Production in Japan
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
White Hall 206

Kazuhiko Kobayashi, a professor in the University of Tokyo's Department of Global Agricultural Sciences Laboratory of Sustainable Agriculture, will be at Emory in February as part of a speaker series hosted by Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta. View flyer >>

2018 Turkish Lecture Series: Is Turkey a Democracy?
Monday, February 19, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lullwater Ballroom, Emory Conference Center Hotel
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Presented in partnership with the American-Turkish Friendship Council.

In the fall of 2004, the European Commission recommended that Turkey begin negotiations to join the most exclusive of clubs, the European Union. Almost a decade and a half later, democratic norms and institutions are greatly weakened and the prospects for EU membership have dimmed.  How did this happen? What are the prospects for a reversal of Turkey’s authoritarian trajectory? What does Turkey’s authoritarian turn mean for its relations with the United States and Europe?

Lecture by Steven A. Cook, PhD, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Lunch will be provided.

Information session for the Halle Institute Ph.D. Completion Fellowship
Thursday, February 8 | 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Room 323, Bowden Hall

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the Laney Graduate School offer a jointly funded completion fellowship to be awarded to an advanced graduate student expecting to complete their dissertation by the end of the fellowship period.
Learn more about the fellowship >>

International Collaborations: A Faculty Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
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Presented in partnership with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

What are the most important things to know for scholars collaborating across continents and cultures? In this session, four faculty from different fields who have collaborative projects in other parts of the world and/or with international partners discuss best practices and advice, common pitfalls to avoid, what they think makes for a great international collaboration, how they found collaborators, and more.

Panelists:

  • Aryeh D. Stein, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
  • Jeffrey Lesser, Department of History, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and the Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning
  • Deborah Bruner, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokepec, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Lunch will be provided. 

2018 U.S.-China Young Scholars Forum
Nationalism, Media and US-China Relations: An International Symposium
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room W525, Goizueta Business School
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Organized by The Carter Center and the Global Times and sponsored by the Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the Confucius Institute at Emory 

Two evolving events may impact global peace and prosperity in the coming years. First, President Donald Trump is drastically changing America’s domestic and foreign policies under the slogan “Make America Great Again.” Second, President Xi Jinping has launched a set of policies that he similarly claims will make China great again. Both leaders are driven by nationalism, which has been magnified by both conventional and new media. In fact, the mix of nationalism and media has fundamentally altered the dynamics and equilibrium of the bilateral relations between the US and China. The concern that the interests of the two nations may be on a collision course has been greatly enhanced by President Xi’s report at the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October and the release of the Trump Administration’s 2018 National Security Strategy in December 2017.

On January 30, 16 young scholars from China and the US will present their findings on how nationalism and the media are influencing bilateral relations. On January 31 at 4 p.m., five well-known Chinese and American opinion makers will engage each other in a debate on whether the US and China are adversaries and what can be done to reduce misperception and hostility between Washington and Beijing. Many say this relationship is too big to fail; others say it is too big and complex to manage. We will see what these scholars say about this most consequential relationship in the 21st century.

Information session for the Halle Institute - FCHI Undergraduate Global Research Fellowship
Wednesday, January 24 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1635 N. Decatur Rd. (Fox Center)

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (FCHI) will offer up to six Fellowships to support research outside the United States for juniors in any school (Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing) contemplating honors theses or other types of senior capstone projects. The international research portion of the fellowship will be followed by participation in the vibrant research community of Emory faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars based at the FCHI and the Halle Institute. Learn more about the fellowship >>