1. The Two-State Solution for the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Is it Still Viable?
Tuesday, October 24 / 5:00 p.m. / HSSB, room 4080 (free)
In the early 1990’s a number of international conditions and events have taken place that formed a suitable environment for the rise of the notion of the two-state solution as the prefered solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that has been raging for decades. As things stand on the ground nowadays, voices have started to question that notion and, instead, started to entertain other possibilities. This presentation looks at the feasibility of this solution in light of the current facts-on-the-ground in the Holy Land.
Hamed Qawasmeh was born in Kuwait where he grew up before moving to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Qawasmeh holds a Master Degree in Political Science from Idaho State University (USA) as well as an International MBA from Bar Ilan University (Israel). Married with 5 kids and the 6th is on the way. He currently works as the director of the grassroots organization, the Hebron International Resources Network (HIRN).
For Details http://www.cmes.ucsb.edu/events/Fall%202017/Qawasmeh.pdf
2. Rumba, Bolero, Cumbia, and more with Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (performance)
Wednesday, October 25 / 12:00 noon / UCSB Music Bowl (free)
Santa Barbara-based Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble) performs a fusion of different Latin American styles such as rumba, bolero, and cumbia. Delighting audiences of Southern California for more than a decade, the band’s contagious rhythms invite the audience to dance. Hugo Macario, Jose Elizarraraz, and Robert Gutierrez perform on guitar, charango, zampoñas, quena, cajon, and congas.
This is part of the Fall 2017 World Music Series presented by the Ethnomusicology Program and the MultiCultural Center every Wednesday at noon. For more information, contact the MultiCultural Center at 893-8411. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Music Room 1145 in the Music Building.
3. Jackals and Arabs (Once More: The German Jewish Dialogue) (talk)
Thursday, October 26 / 6:00 p.m. / Mosher Alumni Hall (2nd floor) (free)
The lecture takes its point of departure in Maurice Blanchot’s claim that Kafka initiates a new form of dialogue. By reinserting Kafka in the debates (or dialogues) on the German-Jewish dialogue and the way in which that dialogue was always already framing, rehearsing and announcing the Arab-Jewish dialogue, Anidjar argues for the significance of form — and what it entails — in and toward the Arab-Jewish dialogue.
Gil Anidjar teaches in the departments of Religion and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author, among other books, ofThe Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003), Blood: A Critique of Christianity (2014), and most recently, Qu’appelle-t-on destruction? Heidegger, Derrida (2017).
4. Hollywood Berlin: The Last Laugh (film screening and discussion)
Thursday, October 26 / 7:00-9:45 p.m. / UCSB Pollock Theater (free w/reservation)
A pompous yet kindly doorman (Emil Jannings) is demoted to the station of bathroom attendant in F.W. Murnau’s 1924 film The Last Laugh (Der letzte Mann), which debuted celebrated cinematographer Karl Freund’s “unchained camera” and other groundbreaking technical and special effects. The film’s feverish dream sequence, experimentation with subjectivity and interiority, and its peculiar epilogue remain among the most indelible cinematic experiences in the history of the medium.
5. Ballet Folklorio and Facepaint
(Children's Event / Dia de los Muertos)
Saturday, October 28 / 12:00-2:00 p.m. / UCSB Music Bowl (free)
Join Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico for a dance workshop featuring Mexican folkloric dance. Get ready to move and groove to traditional Mexican beats ahead of one of the most sacred holidays of the region, Dia de los Muertos. Children will also have the opportunity to learn about the cultural significance behind sugar skull face paint and have their face painted like a calavera for the day! Children of all ages welcome!
6. Pre-Halloween Week-End - Parking Restrictions at UCSB & Isla Vista
Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28
See Transportation & Parking Services Web Site for details