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January 2012 Events



January 24, 2012
Conversations at Sunset
5 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Herklotz Room
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Walk-Ins Welcome

Speaker: Alison Renteln, Professor in Political Science
Anthropology, Public Policy, and Law.

Personal Names and Legal Rights

Most of us take our names for granted, but personal names are important symbolic representations of individual identities: they sum up who we are personally, socially, and legally. They also are a crucial tool for a state's documentation of those who reside within its borders. To what extent is the right to a name protected under international law and general principles like privacy and freedom of expression? What does the law say about the right to a name? Professor Renteln will approach these questions by discussing cases involving the giving of names (for instance, parents naming children) and the changing of names (for instance, when individuals challenge government policies that force them to take their husbands' surnames).


January 26, 2012
Field Trip to Getty Villa
Bus will leave campus promptly at 12 p.m.
Getty Villa, Los Angeles
Reservations required
, space limited
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Tour one of the finest collections of ancient Greek and Roman art in North America. The Getty Villa is a stunning building that recreates a Roman villa in Herculaneum, which was buried in 79 A.D. when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Learn how ancient people lived from the objects they made and surrounded themselves with.


January 31, 2012
The Arts of Resistance
4 - 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, 240

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One of the seminal artists exploring multiracial identity, Kip Fulbeck moves past “diversity” as a conversation only about race and tackles the larger questions of who we are as individuals, how we define ourselves and what we believe in.



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