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Kleh Lecture: Income Inequality and International Economic Law

Kleh Lecture: Income Inequality and International Economic Law

This talk will consider the ways in which international law has shaped economic inequality. Income inequality in many countries, including our own, has recently reached a higher point than at any time in many decades. But should we be concerned about economic inequality when, simultaneously, aggregate global poverty has fallen dramatically? How are increasing economic inequality and decreasing global poverty possible at the same time, and how are both dynamics shaped by international law? What path lies ahead to ensure a sustainable future for all? Cornell Law School Professor Chantal Thomas joins BU Law this year as the William & Patricia Kleh Visiting Professor in International Law and will deliver the Kleh Lecture on "Income Inequality and International Law." Her scholarship focuses on the relationship between international law, political economy, and global social justice in a variety of contexts, with a focus on international trade and international migration.

12:45pm on Monday, September 25th 2017

Barristers Hall, School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave.

http://www.bu.edu/law/2017/08/15/kleh-lecture/




The Thrill of the Race: The Spectable of Chariots in Ancient Rome

The Thrill of the Race: The Spectable of Chariots in Ancient Rome

Chariot-racing attracted massive crowds throughout Roman history, and spectators were captivated by its speed and danger. It was also big business: it was an organized sports industry with four popular teams (or ‘factions’), and fanatical fans who were willing to fight, gamble, start riots, or even cast magical spells to help their favorite team. In this talk, you will learn about the race, the Circus, the drivers, and the horses, and discover a fascinating and exciting part of ancient society. Price: $20, includes reception with snacks and soft drinks. Free parking will be available.

7:00pm on Thursday, September 28th 2017

Sheraton Needham: 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA

http://bostonu.imodules.com/s/1759/2-bu/2col.aspx?sid=1759&gid=2&pgid=3512&cid=6548&ecid=6548&crid=0&calpgid=1050&calcid=2086




Sociology Seminar Series

Sociology Seminar Series

Join the sociology department for one of our fall semester seminar series in sociology. We'll be hosting a talk with Professor Linda Blum of Northeastern University. Her talk is titled "Managing Precarious Normality: Mothers, Boys, and Invisible Disabilities in the Contemporary U.S."

1:00pm on Friday, October 6th 2017

96-100 Cummington Mall Room 241

http://www.bu.edu/sociology/events-and-speakers/seminar-series/




Distinguished Alumni Talk: The Brain as a Metaphor-Making Machine

Distinguished Alumni Talk: The Brain as a Metaphor-Making Machine

Distinguished alumni Michael Salcman, MD, will be visiting BUMC to explore the topic of narrative medicine. Salcman is the author of multiple poetry books, including an anthology of poems about doctor, patients, illness and healing. Lunch will be provided. More info coming soon.

12:00pm on Wednesday, October 11th 2017

72 East Concord Street (Instructional Building L, Room 110)




Family & Friends Weekend: BU Then & Now

Family & Friends Weekend: BU Then & Now

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is the home of the Boston University Archives, a collection of publications and historical documents that tell the story of the founding and development of the University. Join archivist Diane Gallagher for a talk on where the University started and how it has become a major international institution. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will also showcase the major exhibition A View from the Vault: Fifty Years of Collecting as well as the exhibition of original letters and personal papers from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, called Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the School of Prophets in the MLK Reading Room on the third floor.

11:00am on Friday, October 13th 2017