2020

2020 Jun 25

Who Watches the Watchmen? A Discussion About Race and Policing Through the Lens of Popular Entertainment

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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This event concluded on June 25, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for...

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2020 Jun 22

The Green New Deal, A Transatlantic Climate Change Consensus?

11:00am to 12:00pm

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This event concluded on June 22, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

The Green New Deal is alternatively viewed as a bold and progressive American solution to climate change or an economically destructive government intrusion into private enterprise. Yet in the European Union, the ideas behind the Green New deal have become the consensus solution to decarbonization and which underpins much of the official climate change roadmap of the European Commission. With consensus on one side of the Atlantic, and...

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