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Edward Sa`id: Exile and the Influence of the Cosmopolitan Ideal @ Encina Commons Room 123
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

In the early 1980s, in the first blush of the excitement generated by the
publication ofOrientalism, Edward Sa‘id ventured on a meditation on a different
subject—exile—that would prove as enduring an intellectual preoccupation for
him as charting the structures of colonialism. In his introduction toThe World,
the Text and the Critic (1983), Sa‘id speaks of his admiration for a passage
from Eric Auerbach’s classicMimesis (1946) where the great philologist speaks
of the value to be found in “the ascetic code of willed homelessness” as the
best position to adopt for those who wish “to earn a proper love for the world”
(7). Later in the essay, this formulation becomes the equivalent of a
definition for cosmopolitanism, a concept that, for Sa‘id, is inextricably
linked to exile.

Yet, this definition of cosmopolitanism as a willed ideal rooted in exile, for
Sa‘id—over his long career and with his many allegiances—remained an elusive
and unstable concept. This lecture will seek to articulate, through engagement
with more recent theorists’ work on cosmopolitanism, what value Sa‘id’s
reflections on cosmopolitanism can still hold for us.

Terri DeYoung is professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University
of Washington. She received her BA from Princeton University (1977), her MA
from the American University in Cairo (1981), and her Ph.D. from the University
of California, Berkeley (1988). She is the author of a number of articles and
studies on modern and medieval Arabic literature. Her monographs includePlacing
the Poet: Badr Shakir al-Sayyab and Postcolonial Iraq (1998) and Mahmud Sami
al-Barudi: Reconfiguring Society and the Self (2015)

Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy
Feb 18 @ 8:45 pm – 11:59 pm

Come hear journalist Eilene Zimmerman, author of the new book Smacked, talk
about her journey exploring these issues after the death of her ex-husband, a
law firm partner who died of substance abuse. Zimmerman was recently featured
on NPR’s Fresh Air ,
and copies of Smacked will be available for purchase.

Register for the event here . 

Sean Rameswaram in conversation with Brown Institute Director, Professor Maneesh Agrawala
Feb 19 @ 1:00 am – 11:59 pm

The Brown Institute is excited to welcome Sean Rameswaram, host of Today,
Explained, Vox’s daily explainer podcast. As advertised by Vox, Today,
Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news. Sean, a veteran
of the podcast space, will discuss Vox’s novel approach to their daily show and
will join Brown Institute Director Maneesh Agrawala in conversation about the
state of podcasts. Before joining Vox to host its daily news podcast, Sean was
a correspondent for Radiolab’s More Perfect. He has also made radio for the
CBC, NPR, and WNYC, where he hosted the fondly remembered Sideshow podcast for
Studio 360.

Film Screening: Buena Vista Social Club
Feb 19 @ 2:00 am – 11:59 pm

As we celebrate its 20th anniversary, join us for the Buena Vista Social Club.
Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this
revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest
musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected encounter with world fame. The
veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and
roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social club, playing a
jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin
American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an
international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders
filmed the ensembles’ members-including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano
virtuoso Rubén Gonzalez-in a series of illuminating interviews and live
performances. The result is one of the most belove documentaries of the 1990’s,
and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

The Future of Water: The role of innovation and human rights in the UN sustainable development goals
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Dr. Ravi Mariwala is the founder & CEO of Smaart Water, a company focused on
providing holistic solutions for water in India. Dr. Mariwala has a PhD in
chemical engineering and is an advisor to Stanford’s Center for Human Rights
and International Justice. He will discuss his work bringing cost effective
access to water to all through stories of sustainable innovations for water
from South Asia.

Ms. Paula Mariwala is a venture capitalist and social impact investor based in
India. Ms. Mariwala is the founder/co-president of Stanford Angels &
Entrepreneurs India and founder and MD of Seedfund Advisors, an early stage VC
firm. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and intersectionality of
gender and the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs). Paula has a
MS degree in applied physics from Stanford and is an advisor to Stanford’s
Center for Human Rights and International Justice. She will discuss water and
its intersection with other SDG areas, as well as tech and funding.

The talks will be followed by a group dialogue and Q&A moderated by Ms.
Radhika Shah, chair of the Tech & Innovation Advisory Group for the Center for
Human Rights and International Justice, co-president of Stanford Angels &
Entrepreneurs, and an advisor to the SDG Philanthropy Platform.

11:30am-12:00pm lunch reception, 12:00-1:15pm talk and discussion

Photo: Pixabay

The Indo-Pacific: China, America, ASEAN, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery @ Philippines Conference Room
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Richard Heydarian in conversation with Don Emmerson

In this seminar, scholar/journalist Richard Heydarian will discuss the
principal arguments and ideas in his just-published book on the Indo-Pacific. 
He will do so in conversation with Southeast Asia Program director Don
Emmerson.  Propositions to be discussed will include: The 21st century will not
belong to China. There will be no Pax Sinica in the Indo-Pacific. China’s bid
for primacy will fail due to its overbearing hubris abroad and its massive
challenges at home.  Its effort to create a “neo-tributary” system in East Asia
will not succeed, as evidenced by pushback regarding the Belt and Road
Initiative and the South China Sea.  Neither China nor America will dominate
the Indo-Pacific.  More likely to develop there is “an uneasy, fluid network of
interlocking alliances, partnerships, and rivalries” in which middle powers
such as Japan will figure prominently in efforts to address urgent and visceral
challenges such as global warming and information war.  Most needed in the
longer run will be a coalition of powers able jointly to “hold the line against
the coming anarchy that will sweep the Indo-Pacific mega-region” if nothing is
done to rescue it from the political, socioeconomic, environmental, and
technological risks and dangers that lie ahead.  Copies of his latest book,
from which these arguments are drawn, will be available for sale.

Richard Javad Heydarian’s latest book is The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and
the New Struggle for Global Mastery (2020). Earlier publications include Asia’s
New Battlefield(2015), How Capitalism Failed the Arab World (2014), and
articles and interviews in many outlets includingThe Atlantic, The Economist,
Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and 
The Washington Post. He has interviewed heads of state and senior policy-makers
across the Indo-Pacific, and has taught political science at Ateneo de Manila
University and De La Salle University in the Philippines, and most recently was
a visiting research Fellow at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is an
opinion contributor toSouth China Morning Post, The Straits Times, and Nikkei
Asian Review,and is a columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer and television
host at GMA Network.

Crossing the Caspian:Persia and Europe, 1500-1700 @ Cantor Arts Center
Feb 20 @ 1:30 am – 11:59 pm

Curator Alexandria Brown-Hejazi, Ph.D. candidate in Art and Art History at
Stanford, introduces the exhibitionCrossing the Caspian which explores the
golden age of artistic exchange between the Safavid Empire of Persia and
Europe. Light refreshments will be served.

Please note the time change from 5:30-7:00pm. 

IMAGE: Attributed to Mu’in Musavvir (or his school) (Iran, active c.
1630–1697), Portrait of the“Pillar of the State,” the Grand Vazir Saru Taqi,
before 1645. Gift of the Estate of Marion B. Pierstorff, 2005.97

A Stegner Reading with Matthew Denton-Edmundson and Claire Meuschke
Feb 20 @ 2:30 am – 11:59 pm

Matthew Denton-Edmundson

Claire Meuschke

Free and open to the public.

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Matthew
Denton-Edmundson and Claire Meuschke.

Matthew Denton-Edmundson earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He then managed a farm in south western
Virginia. His work has appeared inRaritanandThe Hedgehog Review.

Claire Meuschke grew up in the San Francisco Peninsula on what once was Ohlone
land. Her debut poetry collectionUpendis forthcoming from Noemi Press. She
received her MFA from the University of Arizona.

Another Look Book Club: Mary McCarthy’s “Memories of a Catholic Girlhood” @ Bechtel Conference Center
Feb 20 @ 3:30 am – 11:59 pm

“If I could not win fame by goodness, I was ready to do it by badness.” ~ Mary
McCarthy (1912-1989)

Join us on Wednesday, February 19, for the “Another Look” book club discussion
of Mary McCarthy’s Memories of a Catholic Girlhood. In her 1957 book, the
author describes living among a complicated, sometimes abusive, extended family
after her her parents died during the 1918 flu epidemic. She writes with
merciless wit and frankness.

While appreciating the classical foundation her Catholic education gave her,
she defiantly and publicly lost her faith during her years at a convent school
– first as a stunt, then in earnest. According toThe New York Times, she was
“harshly given every opportunity to become one of the lost, and yet went on to
create in modern idioms a style based on classic Latin satire.”

The discussion will be led by National Medal of Arts winner Tobias Wolff,
joined by author Catherine Wolff and Inga Pierson, an English teacher at Sacred
Heart in Menlo Park and a former Stanford fellow.

The event is free and open to the public. Come early for best seats!

Stanford New Ensemble
Feb 20 @ 3:30 am – 11:59 pm

New works by Stanford undergraduate composers Noah Berrie, Mitchell Garmany,
Joss Saltzman, Tiffany Shi, Brody Skiff, and Kevin Su will be performed by
Stanford New Ensemble, Jimmy Chan, Michael Downing, Tony Gennaro, Erica Hwang,
Gaby Li, Hanna Yip, and Friction Quartet (Otis Harriell, Lucia Kobza, Doug
Machiz, and Kevin Rogers) with direction by Hans Kretz. Plus: Terry Riley’sIn C
will be performed around The Knoll.


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