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YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
AT UCSB

TWO WEEKS:  November 18 - December 3, 2017

1.  Thanksgiving Holiday  (campus is closed)
Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24
 
2.  Zadie Smith in Conversation with Pico Iyer
Wednesday, November 29 / 7:30 p.m. / UCSB Campbell Hall
**NOTE:  New Date (event rescheduled from October 11th)
 
3.  One and Indivisible? Slavery, Federalism and Secessionism in the French-Haitian Revolution (talk)
              Thursday, November 30 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. / HSSB, room 2252 (free)
 
4.  UCSB Middle East Ensemble fall concert
Saturday, December 2 / 7:30 pm. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

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1.  Thanksgiving Holiday  (campus is closed)

Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24
 
2.  Zadie Smith in Conversation with Pico Iyer
Wednesday, November 29 / 7:30 p.m. / UCSB Campbell Hall
**NOTE:  New Date (event rescheduled from October 11th)
 
"One of this generation’s most vital literary voices.” – Jeffrey Eugenedes, author of Middlesex

“Smith has a knack for unearthing the deeper truths that lie beneath common experience.” The New York Times

British novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith is known for her unique perspective on contemporary culture, superb dialogue and emotionally rich stories. Her reputation as one of the most important voices of her generation was established with her award-winning debut novel, White Teeth. Smith’s newest novel Swing Time, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, is “a multilayered tour-de-force… [that] burnishes her place in the literary firmament” (Los Angeles Times).

 
Tickets:  $20 - $35 General Public, $10 UCSB Students
 
3.  One and Indivisible? Slavery, Federalism and Secessionism in the French-Haitian Revolution (talk)
Thursday, November 30 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. / HSSB, room 2252 (free)

“The Republic is one and indivisible”: this principle was the founding dogma of the regime that emerged during the French Revolution. The Republic, however, still “owned” colonies and the plantation societies in the French West Indies could not be more at odds with the principle of universal equality. Was the regeneration effected by the Revolution compatible with the maintenance of a colonial empire? This paper will explore the heated colonial debates on French
federalism, secessionism, and slavery in the age of Atlantic revolutions.

 
Professor Covo (UCSB) is a historian of the transition from early modern to modern European colonialism in the long eighteenth century. He specializes in French imperialism, political economy and Atlantic revolutions, with a special focus on the impact of the Haitian Revolution on France and the United States
 
 
4.  UCSB Middle East Ensemble fall concert
Saturday, December 2 / 7:30 pm. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
 

Please join the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, as we present our formal Fall concert on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017, in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.  The concert will begin at 7:30 pm.

We are excited to feature Special Guest Isabel Bayrakdarian, Grammy Award-winning soprano and UCSB Assistant Professor, who will sing songs of the Lebanese superstar Fairouz (b.1935) and also an Armenian song.  Jared Holton will lead the Ensemble in a suite of three art songs from Libya.  Nick Ragheb will lead a performance of a song by the Egyptian superstar, Umm Kulthum (d.1975), featuring Sarah Salam, solo vocalist.  Sam Khattar will present a song by the Syrian superstar singer, Farid al-Atrash (d.1974). And Andrea Fishman will perform a Sephardic song from Greece.
 
As always, the Ensemble's Dance Company will perform a wonderful variety of dances, from Armenian, Egyptian, Greek, and Persian cultures, with choreographies by Cris! Basimah, Tom Bozigian, Shahrzad Khorsandi, and Alexandra King.

 
Tickets: general admission ($15), non-UCSB students with ID ($10), UCSB students with ID ($5), children under 12 (FREE).
 
For Tickets and Information http://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1364