Come learn about your options to study abroad at Hampshire! Whether you are planning to study abroad next semester or two years from now, this info session will give you an overview of what study abroad at Hampshire can look like and some ideas of how to get the planning process started!
Airport Lounge, Library
Study abroad info session specifically geared towards first year students.
November 5: The 18th annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture will feature Louis Perez and Wayne Smith discussing U.S.-Cuba Relations: Past, Present and Future. This event will be held in the Robert Crown enter Thursday, November 5 at 4 PM and is free and open to the public.
Professor Louis Perez is the most eminent historian of Cuban American relations. His work has focused upon the tangled web of these relations as they have evolved in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. His book On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture is considered a classic and has been published both in the US and in Cuba as has his Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos. His most recent work is The Structure of Cuban History; Meanings and Purpose of the Past. Dr. Pérez is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and Director the Institute for the Study of the Americas at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a young career diplomat, Wayne Smith was in the US embassy in Havana when the Cuban Revolution took power in 1959 and remained until it was closed in 1961. One of the State Department's foremost experts on Cuba, in 1977 President Carter appointed him first chief of the US Interests Section in Havana. Author of The Closest of Enemies: A Personal and Diplomatic History of the Castro Years, he has worked unsparingly and intensively to change US policy toward Cuba, an effort which has now begun to bear fruit. Although now retired, from 1992 to 2015 Mr. Smith was head of the Latin America Rights & Cuba Project at the Center for International Policy.
The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Professor Ahmad's faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work. Previous Eqbal Ahmad Lecturers include Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kofi Annan, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy, Fatemeh Mernissi, Mustafa Barghouti, Seymour Hersh, Noam Chomsky, Rashid Khalidi, Michelle Alexander, Mahmood Mamdani, Judith Butler, Robin Kelley, Tariq Ali, Karma Nabulsi, Amira Hass, Tahrir Square activists Mozn Hasan, Kholoud Saber and Paul Amar, and the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the library gallery from 5:30 to 7 PM. The reception is open to all community members. Light food and beverages will be served.
A series of panel discussions with Cuban artists and scholars