Diversity and Inclusion

POSTPONED: Only Connect: On Writing and Cultural Diplomacy, or How I Found Myself at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan and Other Adventures

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March 30, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm

Eggers Hall, The Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room Room 220 Eggers Hall

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Only Connect: On Writing and Cultural Diplomacy, or How I Found Myself at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan and Other Adventures

A Public Lecture and Reading by Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

Monday, March 30, 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

The Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room
Room 220 Eggers Hall
Syracuse University Campus

A light lunch will be provided.

This will be a lecture and reading by a writer who has conducted more than fifty cultural diplomacy missions to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Congo, Venezuela, and other places of strategic interest to the United States.

This lecture is supported by the 2019-2020 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach in the Burton Blatt Institute, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART — live captioning) will be provided. For other accommodation requests, or if you have any questions, please contact Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri at 315-443-2156 or razubal@law.syr.edu by 3/23/20.

Disability Arts and Culture as Vital Performance:

As disability art and culture have become important elements in the extraordinarily diverse field of American art and social advancement, the international involvement of disability arts in our nation’s diplomatic exchanges is critically important. This is one of many events designed to highlight disability as a vital source of knowledge and imagination. As we seek to expand, create, and advance interdisciplinary, intersectional educational programs, research, and pedagogy focused on disability justice, identities, cultures, and studies, these literary events both explore the somatic intelligence of disability arts and culture and form a dialogue to think together about the very nature of disability travel and literary work as diplomacy.

This event was first published on March 6, 2020 and last updated on March 12, 2020.


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Parking
For information on parking, please contact Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri at 315-443-2156 or razubal@law.syr.edu.