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April 2018

Lecture: GOP Strategist Ed Gillespie

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ed Gillespie

"The Political Scoop" Ed Gillespie is one of the country’s top communications strategists with a long record of success in advising business, politics, and government. A long-trusted staple of the Republican Party, he is one of a small number of Americans to have had offices in both the West Wing and the Capitol. In 2004, he became the first RNC chairman in 80 years to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House, and Senate. In 2014, he ran…

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“Long live Chairman Xi? China’s Red Aristocracy”

April 12 @ 8:10 pm - 9:10 pm
Library 321, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686-3001 United States
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three covers all detailing Chinese leaders Xi Jinping and Mao.

Rae Yang, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Dickinson College, is best known as the author of her memoir Spider Eaters (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), in which she detailed her life as a Red Guard during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76). She is also featured in the award-winning documentary “The Morning Sun.” Dr. Yang, unlike many memoir writers about the same period, ponders whether to view herself as a pure victim or as a perpetrator as well. This also made her one of the first…

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Science & Politics

April 13 @ 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Schaefer Hall, Room 106 Select a Country:

A special Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium featuring mathematician and Congressman Jerry McNerney.

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Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Steve Mcmahon and Steve Waugh, SMCM Center for the Study of Democracy guest speakers

Speakers: State Senator Steve Waugh & Political Strategist Steve McMahon There have only been three midterm elections in the last century where the president's party didn't lose House seats. This year, the country is divided and passions roil among both liberal and conservative voters. What are the most salient issues in the minds of the party strategists, running politicians and voters during this election cycle? These and your questions will be discussed by Steve Waugh, the Republican state senator for Calvert and…

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Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

State Senator Steve Waugh and Political Strategist Steve McMahon.

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“Alexa: Am I Racist?” Social Science Meets Smart Tech in the Internet

April 19 @ 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
Library 321, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686-3001 United States
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In his presentation, “’Alexa: Am I racist?’: Social Science Meets Tech in the Internet Age,” cultural anthropologist and educational technology entrepreneur Michael Baran will explore the intersection of innovative smartphone apps with deep, ethnographic research for social change. As President and CEO of Interactive Diversity Solutions, he consults for businesses, universities and non-profits on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, often incorporating digital tools he creates as part of a blended approach. His digital program “(Don’t) Guess My Race”…

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Lecture – Once the Metropolis of Maryland: Celebrating 50 Years of Archaeology at HSMC

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Select a Country:

This lecture celebrates 50 years of archaeology conducted at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), a museum of history and archaeology at Maryland’s first capital.  In 1967, Orin Bullock, and later J. Glenn Little and Stephen Israel, surveyed the 18th-century Captain John Hicks site, initiating the first museum-sponsored archaeological work at St. Mary’s City.  In the decades since these efforts, HSMC staff members have conducted fieldwork around the museum’s property and analyzed the material culture they recovered, pioneering innovative archaeological techniques…

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The 12th Annual Twain Lecture: Tig Notaro

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Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, "One Mississippi." Season 1 yielded several nominations including - WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special "Boyish Girl Interrupted," a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary…

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Threading the Diversity Needle: Building Cultural Responsiveness in Research Mentors

April 23 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Angela ByarsWinston

The Department of Psychology welcomes Dr. Angela Byars-Winston as the speaker for its final lecture the 2017-18 series: Psychology of Oppression. Angela Byars-Winston is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Her research examines cultural influences on academic and career development,…

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Marcos Sperandio

Inaugural Visiting Ambassador Program Featuring Marcos Sperandio

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blackistone Room, Anne Arundel Hall
St. Mary's City, MD - Maryland 20686 United States
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy introduces the inaugural Visiting Ambassador Program featuring Marcos Sperandio, head of the educational and cultural sector for the embassy of Brazil. Sperandio will discuss the challenges Brazil faces in the early 21st century with a focus on current issues and debates on Brazilian education. He will also address reforms underway in Brazil’s higher education and the role of education in spurring economic growth in the country.

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