By analyzing the music of popular Cuban vocalists, Professor Thomas explores the role of ventriloquism in Cuban music at a time when Cuba was going through radically altering economic crisis and transnational ties.
Annemarie E. Ryu, a junior in Quincy House, is the founder of Global Village Fruits, a business that imports jackfruit to the United States. The exotic fruit will be available on Boston store shelves by early next month.
William Julius Wilson, a distinguished sociologist who has spent his career examining race, urban poverty, and policy in the United States, gives a lecture entitled “Affirming Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era”.
Ahmet Altan, a notable writer and intellectual in Turkey, gives a speech talking of his experience in writing banned novels and sociopolitical commentaries, as well as the jail time and court proceedings that resulted.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011, the Committee on African Studies and the Committee on Ethnic Studies sponsored a discussion on "Reimagining South Sudan: A Symposium on the Future of a New African Country". A panel of experts from the University as well as individuals who survived the war also answered questions at the end of the discussion.