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Peniel Guerrier - Kriye Bode [Come Move!]: Drum, Dance, and the Gods in Haiti
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:00 - 5:00 PM - Fahey First
Uncovering Latina Suicides: What is driving high suicide rates amongst Latina teenagers. Interview with Aljazeera
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The Lemurs: Our Primate Cousins Face Impending Doom by Joseph Blumberg
"Splendid isolation" is what the British labeled their foreign policy in the late 19th century, and it is also how Kathleen Muldoon describes the island of Madagascar as the ancestral lemurs found it more than 65 million years ago. The 309,000-square-mile island was devoid of predators or any other animal life, and offered a wide array of enticing habitats, from rainforests to deserts. To read the article, click on this link
Professor Carpenter-Song received an award through the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, a faculty development institutional program (K12), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This program provides two years of salary support and research funds to early career faculty to prepare them to conduct patient-centered research. During the period of this award, Professor Carpenter-Song will be extending her work with rural homeless and low-income families in the Upper Valley. To date, this research (generously funded by the Claire Garber Goodman Fund for the Anthropological Study of Human Culture) has documented that homeless families are tenuously engaged in health services despite being a high-need, multiply disadvantaged population. Families describe a disconnect with middle class providers who "haven't been through the same stuff" and "don't understand" their experiences. Professor Carpenter-Song will examine this issue in greater depth and will explore the use of a novel methodological approach that may serve as a bridge between the complex lives of vulnerable families and healthcare providers.
WASHINGTON, DC—The Board of Directors of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) elected Dale F. Eickelman as President on 22 November 2012 meeting in Washington DC. He succeeds I. William Zartman, TALIM's first President.
Located in the madina of Tangier, the American Legation, a gift to the United States from Sultan Moulay Sulaiman in 1821, was the U.S. diplomatic presence in Morocco until 1956, when Morocco regained its independence and the U.S. Embassy moved to Rabat.
On the occasion of the American Bicentennial in 1976, the U.S. Department of State leased the Legation to TALIM, a public, non-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. Managed by a Resident Director in Tangier and a dedicated Moroccan staff, TALIM, has become a cultural and academic crossroads strengthening Moroccan and American friendship. The Legation is the site of the National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Historic City of Tangier, whose honorary chair is His Majesty Mohammed VI, and of the Fondation Tangah al-Madinah. TALIM actively participates in projects for the improvement of the madina, offers a Women's Literacy Program for local residents, and conducts a range of cultural and university activities involving Tangier, Morocco's northern region, and Morocco in general.
"Dale Eickelman, our new President, has dedicated himself to Moroccan studies for over 45 years," said outgoing President I. William Zartman, himself a distinguished scholar of Morocco. "He has worked closely with his Moroccan counterparts,. Two of his books and many articles have been translated into Arabic and published in Morocco."
In accepting the presidency, Eickelman said: "TALIM offers genuine cultural bilateralism and independent academic thought. TALIM has many audiences, and I look forward to expanding our ties with Moroccan colleagues and students." Eickelman plans to spend most of the 2013-2014 academic year in Tangier and Fès, where his university, Dartmouth College, has student programs.
2012 Unmaking the State in "Occupied" Haiti. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 35(2):247-269.
The democratic transition in Haiti (1986–present) has been forged alongside the proliferation of global governance interventions, from a series of UN peacekeeping missions to countless NGOs. Much of this activity has been pursued in the name of building state capacity. This article explores why residents in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood targeted by diverse governance projects perceive and experience "statelessness." Taking the peacekeeping mission as an exemplar of global governance, it traces how the mission's social effects promote the perception of statelessness among residents because they confuse the locus of sovereign authority. These perceptions of statelessness are rooted not only in the weakness of the government of Haiti but also in the impotence that comes from a political field occupied by excessive, disordered forms of governance. The acknowledgment of statehood therefore depends on embodied displays of authorized force in which both those who govern and those who are governed acknowledge sovereign agency, power, and responsibility.
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Dale F. Eickelman
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