Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
5
2018

The Iron Friendship: China's Economic Development in Pakistan and the Creation of a New Global Order

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When: Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor(s):
Department of Political Science

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

China has been developing both economic and strategic political ties with Pakistan aggressively as part of their reimagining of the Silk Road coined One Belt, One Road (OBOR). The friendship between China and Pakistan has historically been described as “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the deepest sea, and sweeter than honey," and has recently culminated in China’s fifty billion dollar investment in Pakistan’s future.

Brent E. Huffman, associate professor of journalism at Medill, will show clips from his work-in-progress documentary "The Iron Friendship" examining China's CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor), a $60 billion economic development project in Pakistan.

Huffman has directed, produced, written, shot and edited documentaries and long-form videos for a variety of outlets, including The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, TIME, PBS, Al Jazeera and the China Exploration and Research Society.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. 

Oct
26
2018

How Bilingualism Changes Linguistic, Cognitive, and Neural Function

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When: Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor(s):
Cognitive Science Program

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

The majority of the world population is bilingual or multilingual. In this talk, Viorica Marian will review evidence showing that learning another language results in profound changes to the human linguistic, cognitive, and neural architectures. She will show that a bilingual's two languages constantly interact and influence each other. Bilinguals’ experience managing their two languages translates to changes not only in the domain of language (such as advantages in language learning), but also to changes in other domains (such as executive function and visual search), and influences brain activation. Using eye-tracking, mouse-tracking, EEG, and fMRI data, Marian suggests that the highly interactive and dynamic nature of bilingualism changes cognition and the brain.

Prof. Marian is the Sundin Endowed Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. Since 2000, Prof. Marian directs the Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her research on bilingualism and its consequences for cognition, language, and the brain receives extensive press coverage.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. 

Nov
16
2018

CANCELED: Animal Welfare/Factory Farming and Climate Change

CANCELLED

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When: Friday, November 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor(s):
Global Climate Change Governance (Buffett Institute)
Global Health Events

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

This project, joint with Janice Nadler, explores how increasing activism by major corporations regarding contested political issues such as factory farming and climate change may or may not influence public attitudes toward public regulation and hence the likelihood of new public regulation. In particular, we are interested in whether private governance has different effects on audiences depending on their political self-identification (liberal, conservative).

David Dana is a leading scholar in the fields of environmental law, property, land use, and professional responsibility. Before becoming a professor, he was a litigator in both the private (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) and public (U.S. Department of Justice) sectors. He taught at Boston University before joining Northwestern and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Virginia as well several foreign universities. His work on the Takings Clause has been very widely cited, as has his writing on the ethics of aggregate legal representation.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.