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Rethinking Addiction Panel Discussion Featuring Dr. Bruce K. Alexander

The Disability Cultural Center is proud to present world-renowned psychology researcher Dr. Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Alexander’s pivotal Rat Park studies inspired new ways of thinking about mental health, addiction, recovery, and wellness countering the dominant “medical” or “disease” model. This panel discussion is open to anyone seeking to learn from a diverse panel of practitioners and researchers about what addiction is, why it’s so widespread, and how we can think differently about recovery and wellness. Panel members are: Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth R. Taets Von Amerongen, Director of the Disability Cultural Center Dr. Bruce Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Simon Fraser University Austin Brown, Disability Cultural Center Collegiate Recovery Specialist and Lerner Center Research Affiliate Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Staff Therapist, Barnes Center at The Arch Yana Khashper, Co-Founder of ROCovery non-12 step, fitness-based recovery program Paula Possenti-Perez, Director of the Office of Disability Services This event is co-sponsored by Barnes Center at The Arch, the Falk College Addiction Studies Program, the Office of Disability Services, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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Global Design Studio in the LaunchPad

As part of The Republic of Innovation Global Entrepreneurship Week, join us for this three-part event: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Vipul Jain, partner at Baaya Design and co-founder and president of Catalysts for Social Action, and serial entrepreneur. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Shibani Jain, founder and CEO of Baaya Design, founder of India’s frst e-commerce platform for craft products, and co-founder and trustee of Catalysts for Social Action. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Women in Design Co-Work event

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Turkish Culture and Conversation Table

Interested in learning more about Turkish culture, language and meeting your fellow students? Please join us for a Turkish Table! All are welcome to attend (from beginners to native speakers.) The November 12 session will be a Turkish Tea and Coffee Night. Led by: Professor Jaklin Kornfilt Turkish Program Coordinator Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies with Shana Gadarian

Shana Gadarian presents “Terrorism, Refugees, Trust in Comparative Context” Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served.

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Arabic Culture and Conversation Table

Come join us for some good conversation in Arabic in a relaxed setting. Arabic Culture and Conversation Table will be led by faculty members of the Arabic Program, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.

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SoulTalk

Each SoulTalk focuses on a different theme. Join us this week for an in-depth, student-led discussion on ‘defeat.’

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Globalists Live Musings

Part of The Republic of Innovation Global Entrepreneurship Week, a panel by international students on How to Be a Change Agent in a Global World.

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The Happy Professor Book Group

The Happy Professor: How to Teach Undergraduates and Feel Good About It by Bill Coplin is a self-help manual so that undergraduate professors in all fields can test out his suggestions ideas for themselves. College professors will be much happier because their actions will meet the needs of their students and society. Facilitated by Meredith Symposium member and author Bill Coplin, the group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Maxwell 105 on the following dates: Friday, September 20 – Introduction and Part I (Roles) Friday, October 18 – Parts II (Strategies) and III (Engagement Tactics) Friday, November 15 – Parts IV (Organizational Tactics), V (Remedial Tactics), and VI (Citizenship Tactics) This is the third of three meetings. The CTLE will provide a copy of the book to those participating. If you would like to participate, please contact us at ctle@syr.edu to arrange getting your copy of the book.

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Friday Fireside Chats

Join us in the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for a series featuring intimate Fireside Chats with innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who will share their stories and insights.  Each is a dynamic, successful entrepreneur with a powerful message.  These are unique opportunities to meet innovation leaders, and enjoy personal conversations from the hearts and minds of great entrepreneurs. Each guest brings a unique perspective.  Fireside Chats are open to the public, free of charge.  Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP to launchpad@syr.edu.

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Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education Book Group

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan D. Grawe is a practical guide for navigating coming enrollment challenges to higher education. Facilitated by Meredith Symposium member Jerry Mager, the group will meet from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Eggers Café on the following dates: Monday, September 16 – Chapters 1-3 Monday, October 21 – Chapters 4-7 Monday, November 18 – Chapters 8-11 This is the third of three meetings. The CTLE will provide a copy of the book to those participating. If you would like to participate, please contact us at ctle@syr.edu to arrange getting your copy of the book.

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Teaching Science Writing Coffee Group

Join Genevieve Garcia de Mueller and Lenny Grant for conversations about teaching science writing. The group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Noble Room in Hendricks Chapel on the following dates: Monday, September 16 Monday, October 21 Monday, November 18 This is the third of three meetings. Please contact us at ctle@syr.edu if you would like to participate.

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Hebrew Culture and Conversation Table

Come join us for some good conversation in Hebrew in a relaxed setting. Hebrew Table will be led by Michal Downie, Instructor of Hebrew, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.

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The Shattering Alliance: Turkish-American Relations and the Syrian Debacle

Turkey has been a member of the Western camp and a loyal ally of the United States since 1946. But this strategic partnership is now on the verge of total collapse due to the two countries’ diverging policy interests and preferences in Syria. Due to the ongoing partisan crises and ideological polarization on the domestic front, and the lack of historical and political knowledge of the region, the public debate on recent developments in northern Syria has been insufficient. In this respect, a panel of experts, under Prof. Yüksel Sezgin’s moderation, will discuss: How have Turkish-American relations evolved in the context of civil war in Syria? What have been the changing policy preferences of Turkish and American administrations from Obama to Trump? Who are the YPG fighters? What do they want? What will happen to ISIS? Is it still possible to salvage Turkish-American relations, and find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria? The panel will include Dr. Soner Cagaptay and Dr. Aaron Stein. Dr. Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and The Atlantic. He appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, NPR, BBC, and CNN-Turk. His latest book, Erdogan’s Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, was published in September 2019 by I.B. Tauris. Dr. Aaron Stein is the Director of the Middle East Program and a 2019 Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Previously, Dr. Stein was a resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, where he managed their Turkey-related research program, oversaw work on nonproliferation in the Middle East with a focus on Iran, and researched non-state actors in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq. He is the author of Turkey’s New Foreign Policy: Davutoglu, the AKP, and the Pursuit of Regional OrderWhitehall Papers, 2015).

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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies with Tina Nabatchi

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served.

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Kashmir: Photography as Witness

Mr. Kak will discuss his edited book titled, Witness – Kashmir 1986-2016, 9 Photographers (Yaarbal Books, 2017), which curates the work of Kashmiri photographers in order to construct a visual history of Kashmir’s prolonged struggle against India’s military occupation, and people’s resolve to live with dignity amidst insufferable violence. Following his talk there will be a round table discussion on Kashmir featuring Mona Bhan (Anthropology), Akhil Kang (Cornell, Anthropology), Prema Kurian (Sociology), Chandra Mohanty (Women’s and Gender Studies),Taveeshi Singh (Social Sciences), and Nimisha Thakur (Anthropology). Light refreshments will be served.

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