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Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium


To suggest a speaker, please email our Assistant Director, Leanne Thach or call (909) 607-1159.
5C students swipe and CUC faculty and staff may sign-in for Oldenborg Dining Hall access. Community members may attend at Oldenborg’s discretion and incur a charge.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Tuesday, May 6 Topic TBA
Speaker TBA
Friday, May 2 German-Engineered Colonialism and its Legacies: The MV Liemba on Lake Tanganyika
Mark Lauer, Senior Lecturer, Department of German Studies, Mount Holyoke College
Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian at Pomona College
Thursday, May 1 Cultural Interactions and Colonial Encounters: The Uneasy Liaison of Sino-writing in Colonial Taiwan
Claire Li, Lecturer, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Pomona College
Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College
Tuesday, April 29 Imagining and Enacting Chineseness in the Context of Chinese Adoption
Andrea Louie, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Monday, April 28 The World of Yesterday: Decadence and Nostalgia in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
S. Kye Terrasi, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian at Pomona College
Friday, April 25 Is Diplomacy an Anachronism in the 21st Century?
Laurence Pope, Former U.S. Ambassador
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of California at Scripps College
Wednesday, April 23 Reassessing the Romance: Tartan and Scottish Identity since the Eighteenth Century
Sally Tuckett, Researcher, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Wednesday, April 9 Islamic Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution in Muslim Diasporic Communities
Mohamed Keshavjee, Renowned Expert of Cross-Cultural Mediation and Islamic and International Human Rights Law
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at Pomona College
Tuesday, April 8 White Nostalgia and the Redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles
Monica Lomeli, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Pomona College
Monday, April 7 The Nordic Way: From Socialist Utopia to Capitalist Supermodel
Lars Tragardh, Professor of History, Ersta Skondal University College, Sweden
Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Office of International Initiatives, and the Department of Politics at Pomona College
Friday, April 4 Monosodium Glutamate and the Myth of the Inscrutable Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
Robert Ji-Song Ku, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges and the Department of History at Pomona College
Thursday, April 3 Piromaniia, Pirotekhnika, Flash’: English Words in Contemporary Russian Poetry”
Caroline Lemak Brickman, Graduate Student, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkely
Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian at Pomona College
Tuesday, April 1 China’s Rise, U.S. Re-balancing, and Japan Caught in the Middle
David Arase, Resident Professor of International Politics, Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing University
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Thursday, March 27 Overcoming Kaiseki: Tradition, Modernity,and Japanese Cuisine
Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, Netherlands
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Wednesday, March 26 Religion, Security & Conflict: The Role of Religion in the U.S. Foreign Policy
Chris Seiple, President, Institute for Global Engagement
Co-sponsored by the Office of International Initiatives and the International Relations Program at Pomona College
Tuesday, March 25 Political Charisma in Egypt from BC to CC
Ahmed Seddik, Egyptologist, Translator, and Media Producer
Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College and the Office of International Initiatives at Pomona College
Thursday, March 13 Race, Immigration, and the New American Suburb: Shifting Demographics, Politics, and Local Activisms
Ana Aparicio, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies, Northwestern University
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Tuesday, March 11 What is Noh Theatre?
Tatsushige Udaka and Haruna Tanaka, Professional Noh Actors and Members of the Nohgaku Performers’ Association
Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, the Asian Studies Program, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, the Dean of Faculty, the Mellon Foundation’s Elemental Arts Initiative, the Pacific Basin Institute, the Public Events Fund, and the Pomona College Theatre for the Claremont Colleges at Pomona College
Friday, March 7 Reflections on the African Renaissance after President Mandela
Ernest Wamba dia Wamba, Former Professor of History, University of Dar es Salaam, Former Member of the Senate and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Former President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges, the Department of History, and the International Relations Program at Pomona College
Thursday, March 6 Diasporic Doubles and Double Sightings: René Magritte and the Filipino Security Guards at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, Projector Manager, Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines, and Curator, The Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Monday, February 24 Crisis in Ukraine: Internal and External Perspectives
Mikhail Alexseev, Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University
Mietek Boduszynski, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Pomona College
Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian at Pomona College and the European Union Center of California at Scripps College
Friday, February 14 The 2013 Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant Recipients
Madeleine DeMeules, PO’14, and Caitlyn Hynes, PO’14
Thursday, February 13 The 2013 Iberian and Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant Recipients
Matthew Karkut, PO’14, and Deirdre Kessler, PO’14
Co-sponsored by the Iberian Grant Committee at Pomona College
Friday, February 7 Ethnicity and Expertise: Asian American Chefs and the New American Haute Cuisine
Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
Thursday, January 30 Orientation of Czech Exports from the East to the West
Helena Fialová, Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University, Metropolitan University, and University of New York, Prague
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of California at Scripps College