Social Responses to Natural Disaster
Paul Greenough from the University of Iowa
Wednesday Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Kirksville Telecommunications Resource Center located at 315 S. Franklin Street.
Through the recent experiences of Hurricane Katrina and the Cedar Rapids flood, social responses to natural disasters are revealing not only of individual character, but also of regional resources, political forces and institutional preparation. Greenough, a historian of health, will explore three cases from South Asia to compare and contrast with domestic experiences, including: the East Pakistan cyclone of November 1970, the Gujarat earthquake in India in January 2001, and the Sri Lankan tsunami of December 2004.
Teaching About Terrorism
Dereck Daschke and Mark Appold
Thursday Oct. 23, 7 p.m. MG 2001
Indigenous Survival: Strategies of Cultural Resistance
Bonnie Mitchell, assistant professor of sociology
Thursday Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in MG 2001.
Mitchell’s presentation will explore how smaller, less economically powerful groups preserve cultural integrity and autonomy inside dominant societies and what strategies of cultural resistance they employ.