Event Spotlight

Discover CAS: A Virtual Open House

October 27-29, 2021

Discover CAS is an exploration of graduate programs within American University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Each day will feature multiple webinars with Admissions Staff, Faculty, and other university representatives. Join us to learn more about our graduate programs and other opportunities within the arts and sciences. View the full Discover CAS schedule.

Zoe Charlton

Content for Life In person | October 27, 4:30 p.m.
SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

The Fall 2021 Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents an address from Department of Art Professor Zoë Charlton

Register here

AU Museum Events

Two States or One?: Rethinking the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Online | November 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The idea of the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state began with the Peel Plan in 1937, continued with the UN resolution 181 in 1947 and constituted the basis for all peace negotiations ever since. But in recent years more voices can be heard both on the right and the left who believe that the two-state solution is no longer viable. Panelists will discuss the viability of the two state solution, as well as the alternatives, including how one bi-national state might look. Register for Two States or One.

Visiting Artists

Studio Art MFA presents the 2021-2022 Visiting Artists + Scholars series, Of the Place:

  • October 22, Virtual
    Monsieur Zohore, artist
  • October 28, Virtual
    Danielle Abrams + Mary Ellen Strom, artists
  • November 6, Virtual
    Monica Jahan Bose + Lauren Bon + Jesse Ribot + Signe Wilkinson in Seeing Climate Change Symposium
  • November 7, Virtual
    James Mayhew Artist Talk
    Seeing Climate Change Symposium
  • November 17 @ AU Museum
    Artist and curator talk:
    Philip Brookman + Milena Kalinovska
  • November 20, Virtual, 3:00
    Artist and curator conversation: Anil Revri + Eleanor Heartney  

Decolonizing Economics: Opening Up Economics to New Voices and Perspectives

In-Person & Online | November 5, 1 p.m.

Recent discussions have called for some reforms to economics, to promote moreequal representation in terms of identity, more openness in terms of theoreticaland methodological approach, and to tackle the historically produced Eurocentrism and its claim to neutrality and universality. Hosted by the Program for Gender Analysis in Economics at AU, this conference examins these issues in the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, with the objective of stimulating awareness and debate on different forms of exclusion that occur in the teaching of economics. Register for Decolonizing Economics.

Seeing Climate Change Symposium:
Voices, Visions, Justice, Hope
Hybrid | November 5-7, 2021

Diane Burko, Summer Heat, 2020

American University is proud to host the first annual Seeing Climate Change symposium. Seeing Climate Change will bring together leading figures from the arts, sciences, and policy worlds to examine how best to understand and respond to human-induced global heating. Registration is open now.

Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity
Virtual Book Talk | November 17, 2021

Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in ModernityTo honor the bicentennial of Fyodor Dostoevsky's birth, the Carmel Institute invites you to a virtual book talk: "Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity" with Dr. Kate Holland.

Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in an email to carmelinstitute@american.edu, including your name and organizational (university or employee) information.