Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
Feb. 2: University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) history professor Jaymin Kim on "Becoming 'Inner Kirghiz': Qianlong Emperor's Policy Toward Five Tribes in Qing Xinjiang."
Feb. 9: MSU sociology and global urban studies professor on "Governing the Urban in China and India."
Feb. 16: U-M information professor Silvia Lindtner on "Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation."
Feb. 23: U-M women's studies and history professor Yi-Li Wu on "Myth-Busting the History of Chinese Medicine: Going Beyond the 'Function, Not Structure' Stereotype."
Noon, for URL see events.umich.edu
Feb. 14-24. Performance by these world-renowned recitalists who perform together frequently, prerecorded in Ehnes' home. Florida-based Canadian violinist Ehnes, a former protégé of Francis Chaplin, won a 2019 Grammy for best classical instrumental solo for his live recording of Aaron Jay Kernis's violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot. American pianist Weiss, named Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist of 2010, performs regularly with some of the country's most prominent symphony orchestras. Program: Schubert's Sonatina in G minor and Saint-SaŽns' Sonata no. 1.
Available from 4 p.m. Feb. 14 through Feb. 24, online at bit.ly
"Comparing Transitions to Democracy in 18th Century France and 20th Century South Africa": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
"Comparing Transitions to Democracy in 18th Century France and 20th Century South Africa": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.< less
This Study Group will be online.
In comparing transitions to democracy in late 18th century France and late 20th century South Africa, this study group will explore some of the fundamental factors that may determine the viability of democracy in a given society.
Why were black and white South Africans able to cobble together the relatively peaceful resolution of their political conflicts that consistently eluded supposedly enlightened 18th century Frenchmen? Why was a process of negotiation successful in South Africa but largely absent from the French Revolution? What role did political leadership, in particular that of Nelson Mandela, play in shaping these distinct outcomes?
This study group led by Barry Shapiro, emeritus professor of history, will meet for eight Tuesdays beginning February 23.
Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https:
"Crises in U.S. - North Korean Relations - Dealing with an Enigmatic, Hostile Power": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
"Crises in U.S. - North Korean Relations - Dealing with an Enigmatic, Hostile Power": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.< less
This Study Group will be online.
This program places participants in the shoes of national security decision-makers facing major crises with North Korea.
The first crisis is the Korean War, where our group will review the historical context, the players, and organizations involved.
The second crisis is hypothetical but, a very plausible, present-day scenario where U.S. and North Korean relations deteriorate and threaten to escalate into a major conflict.
Study group leader John Fogarasi is both a lecturer and practitioner of U.S. foreign policy, having taught political science/international affairs earlier in his career and later as a senior U.S. Diplomat for over 30 years with assignments in Europe, Asia and North America.
This study group will meet Tuesdays for five weeks beginning on February 23. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https:
Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.
Former U-M men's basketball head coach John Beilein discusses how to build effective teams, deal with team conflict, and other topics with U-M Ford School Leadership Initiative faculty director Paula Lantz.
Online at bit.ly
"Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.more >
"Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.< less
In this live, virtual theater experience, travel from your living room to Silven's home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening's extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events.
With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by you, your own sense of home and connection, and your fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.
Through the power of storytelling and the work of a masterful illusionist, discover the path that connects you to Silven's past, your own present, and a collective future. The Journey awaits.
BUY TICKETS: https:
The Journey is generously supported by Erin McKean & Steve Sullivan.
Virtual. Online. $46. email@example.com https:
Reading by this local poet, author of the 2020 collection Giveth and Taketh that addresses his own experience and political theology as a Jewish person in the Trump era, along with other topics. Preceded by an open mic.
For URL preregister at Facebook.com
Feb. 9 & 23. All invited to join philosophical discussions on various themes. For questions to ponder prior to meeting, see bit.ly
Online at umich.zoom.us
Please join us for an informational and inspiring meeting this month! We will feature a guest speaker, discuss current events, and address legislative updates. Register here and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of the meeting. https:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grass-roots movement of mothers and allies demanding commonsense solutions to address our country's dangerous culture of gun violence, which jeopardizes the safety of our children and families. momsdemandaction.org
zoom. Free. Online. firstname.lastname@example.org momsdemandaction.org
Feb. 23-28. Renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven hosts an evening of mesmerizing illusions and sounds, interspersed with tales live from his home in rural Scotland. Silven's shows are known for their sophistication, intelligence, and immersiveness.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), and 5 p.m. (Sun. only); no late entry. For URL & tickets ($51 per person per device), see tickets.a2sf.org. 994-5999. [map]
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