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IndyBuzz provides information about Central Indiana's most stimulating and thought provoking events -- discussions and conferences, art exhibitions, films, music performances. It tells you what's happening … explains why you should be part of what’s happening. More than an events calendar, though, IndyBuzz tries to make events more meaningful for participants by suggesting an article or two to read before the event, recommending books or websites that will be sources of further information after the event, and pointing out related events that are worth attending.

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Feb. 10: Let your spirit soar with Sufi music (in Bloomington)

One of the country's foremost experts discusses Sufi Music & Ritual in Turkey

When: Saturday, February 10th 4:00-6:00pm

Where: IMU, Faculty Room of the University Club, IU Bloomington
Irene Markoff is adjunct faculty members in the York University Graduate Program in Music. Of Bulgarian heritage, she directs York’s Balkan Ensemble. She is considered one of the world's leading experts on Sufi music, having written her PhD dissertation on musical theory, performance and the professional baglama (folk lute).
On Friday February 9, she will lead a workshop on strategies and reflections on an ethnomusicology career. On Saturday February 10 Irene Markoff will give a talk on Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey. The presentation will include a discussion on poetry, rituals, music, and the concepts of sama and zikr. Performance (baglama and voice) will be integrated into the presentation. Light refreshments provided
Bloomington is also hosting the Annual Middle Eastern Festival Feb 1st-10th. Middle Eastern film, poetry, and cuisine, lectures on Middle Eastern art and architecture, Egyptian and Saudi folkdance, Windfall Dancers with Salaam, Historical Society photo archive project, and more. NELC sponsored events such as Irene Markoff's performance/lecture are free and open to the public. For more information call the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at 812-855-5993.
More about Irene Markoff here. She wrote an important article about "Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey" that you might want to read before her talk.
IndyBuzz can find no examples of Markoff playing, but this is a nice example of baglama playing; so is this.

Feb. 1-10 Make the trip to Bloomington for the Middle Eastern Arts Festival

A lot of excellent events if you are in Bloomington between February 1st and 10th:
Annual Middle Eastern Arts Festival

Contact: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program102 Goodbody, 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404, 812-855-5993, Melissa Henige at nelcmesp@indiana.edu

The Annual Middle Eastern Arts Festival Feb 1st-10th celebrates Middle Eastern art, culture, and influence. Visit the event website at www.indiana.edu/~nelcmesp/arts for descriptions, dates, locations, etc. This year, theFestival will feature Middle Eastern art and ethnomusicology, art demonstrations, films, food tasting, folkdance, poetry, lectures, and much more. The sponsored events are free and open to the public.









Windfall Dancers, and Iraqi music group Salaam

When: Feb. 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th at 8:00pm

Where: John Waldron Arts Center,122 S. Walnut St. http://www.artlives.org/

Windfall Dancers use modern dance as a narrative to tell the age-old stories of Arabian Nights. The Iraqi music group, Salaam, performs with them. This show will be a magical event suitable for the entire family. Non-sponsored NELC event, so tickets cost: $10, $8 students and seniors. Tickets available by calling 812-334-0506, at 1101 N. Dunn St, or online at http://www.bloomingtonarts.info/


*********************************************************************************** Middle Eastern Book Exhibit

When: Feb 1st-18th 9AM-5PM
Where: IU-Fine Arts Library, 2nd floor 1133 E. 7th St,

A selection of Fine Arts Library books and facsimile editions of manuscripts on Middle Eastern arts and culture will be exhibited. Accompanying this exhibition will be a selection of artists' books by Buzz Spector, Chair, Department of Art, Cornell University. Contact B. J. Kish Irvine, Fine Arts Librarian for more information 812-855-5445. Free


************************************************************************************ Persian Film: "The Twilight"

When: Thursday Feb 1st, 7-9pm
Where: Swain East 140, IUB campus

"The Twilight", directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, presents an intense and stark portrait of life among the rural underclass and meditates on the meaning of freedom.

In 1998, petty criminal, Reza, who has spent half his life in prison in a northwestern part of Iran marries a woman prisoner. They have a child together and, after a while, the woman is pardoned. Several months later the man is also released. The three of them begin a new life outside the prison, but a harsh society is waiting for them. The director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was born in Shiraz in 1973. He has made numerous short films and has worked as assistant director on feature films. "Twilight" is his first feature film. It is based on true events and the characters play themselves.

Contact: plosensk@indiana.edu; sdaneshg@indiana.edu

************************************************************************************ Children's Spectacular

When: Sunday Feb 4th, 2-3pm
Where: Monroe Public County Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave, Library Auditorium

Children's comic program with folkdance, swordsman, and tales from the Middle East. The program has been designed specifically for children, though enjoyable for any age! Performers Katya Faris and Mohamed Shahin will dazzle with their elaborate colorful costumes, dance, and music! Free. For more information call 812-349-3100 or http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/



*********************************************************************************** Middle Eastern Cuisine Sunday

When: Sunday Feb 4th, 7pm
Where: Café Ragazzi, 212 S. Rogers Bloomington

Middle Eastern Cuisine Sunday fills up quickly so please call for reservations for International Cuisine Sunday. Graduate student, Ahmad Almallah, and Café Ragazzi owner, Tamyra Dippolito, will present the cuisine and history of Palestine. Call for reservations: 812-323-9005.

************************************************************************************ Internationally known contemporary artist Najjar Abdul Musawwir

When: Monday February 5, 7:00pm
Where: Foster International Center

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir is an award-winning painter, community-arts organizer, educator and consultant. Signatures of Musawwir’s paintings are harmonious visions of contrasting colors, flowing liquidation, and symbolic transparency. He believes the liquidation of the under painting gives balance to the glazing brush strokes in his works. Contact Andrew Gipe

************************************************************************************ Middle East Art related lectures

When: Friday Feb. 9th, 2:30-5:30pm
Where: Lilly Library, 1200 E. 7th St.

Distinguished professors and graduate students of IU-Bloomington--Christiane Gruber, Yasmine Gencer, and Deborah Justice--will provide talks on Middle Eastern art and architecture. Light refreshments will be provided. Free: 812-855-2452, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/

************************************************************************************ Ethnomusicology Career Workshop

When: Feb. 9th, 7-9pm
Where: Mather's Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana. St

Irene Markoff, who is well-versed in Sufi music, having written her PhD dissertation on musical theory, performance and the professional baglama(folk lute),and specialist of Turkey. She will give a workshop on "The Challenges of Teaching Turkish Music in an Ensemble/Lecture Setting," as well as strategies and reflections on an ethnomusicology career. Light refreshments provided. Free, call 812-855-6873 for more information. Sponsored by the American Turkish Society.

************************************************************************************ Ethnomusicology Presentation and Performance by Irene Markoff

When: Saturday Feb 10th, 4-6pm
Where: IMU, Faculty Room of the University Club

Irene Markoff will give a talk on Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey. The presentation will include a discussion on poetry, rituals, music, and the concepts of sama and zikr. Performance (baglama and voice) will be integrated into the presentation. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the American Turkish Society. For more on this event, see

The topics that will be buzzing in Indy this spring

Africa
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
February 1: Head to IMA to learn whether weddings in China and Nigeria look all that different
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 21: Hear Terri Jett's impressions of South Africa (and perhaps learn more about race in America)
March 6: Explore South Africa with Kelly Campbell of Ambassadors for Children
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"



Africans in the Americas
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 14: Discuss race, law, and civil rights with legal scholar and activist Christopher Edley
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
February 2: Spend an Evening with NPR superstar Tavis Smiley
February 8: Get charged by a reading by The Affrilachian Poets
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 22: Learn about Africans in Mexico with the film "AFRICAN BLOOD" at IMA
February 24: Celebrate Black History Month by exploring relations between African and Native Americans
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
February 25 – July 15: Dig the African roots of Cuba with Bill Rasdell at IMA
February 25: Get your Cuban groove on at the opening of three Cuban-oriented exhibitions
April 5: Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates and John Hope Franklin
April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 14: Discuss of African American Religions in Indianapolis
April 26: Shake it with the Urban Drum Ensemble
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"


Art
Through the end of January: Move yourself to Big Car for an exhibit of art inspired by Mexican protests
January 25: "Throw Your TV Out the Window" with RothStauffenberg
February 1: Head to IMA to learn whether weddings in China and Nigeria look all that different
February 8: Jolt your world with crash course in Pop Art
February 8 Hear IMA's Maxwell Anderson envision a culture of responsibility for museums in the 21st century
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 14: Sweeten your V-Day with Chinese and Western art and music at UIndy
February 15: Jolt your world yet again at the Eiteljorg: Pop Art Part II
February 22: Listen and watch the Music of Art: "Daughter of the Regiment"
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
February 25 – July 15: Dig the African roots of Cuba with Bill Rasdell at IMA
February 25: Get your Cuban groove on at the opening of three Cuban-oriented exhibitions
February 25: Talk about "AfroCuba Through the Artist’s Lens"
March 9: View “Ed Paschke Nonplussed” at Herron
March 20: Set sail on a "Sea of Longing" with a lecture about Campos-Pons and Caribbean Art
April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!

April 12: Learn about foiling art thieves in Baghdad
April 26: Converse about the Art of Magdalena Campos-Pons
April 28: Watch three films that inspired María Magdalena Campos-Pons
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"


Children and their Vulnerabilities
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 20: Watch high school brainiacs do battle at the Academic WorldQuest Tournament
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 16: Find out why Childcare Literature has any influence over Childrearing Practices of American Mothers
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
March 6: Explore South Africa with Kelly Campbell of Ambassadors for Children
March 14: Learn from one of the best about children and international conflicts
March 27: Hear Siobhán McEvoy-Levy on Children and international turmoil


China
January 24-25: Discover opportunities in China at a two day conference
February 1: Head to IMA to learn whether weddings in China and Nigeria look all that different
February 14: Sweeten your V-Day with Chinese and Western art and music at UIndy
February 20: Review US Trade Policy over dinner with the World Trade Club of Indianapolis
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark

Crossing Borders
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
February 2: Find out what happened to the Balts who went back
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide
February 27: Ask yourself how we will be changed by global migration
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration

Cuba
February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 17: Attend the premiere performance of "Dreaming of an Island"
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
February 25 – July 15: Dig the African roots of Cuba with Bill Rasdell at IMA
February 25: Get your Cuban groove on at the opening of three Cuban-oriented exhibitions
February 25: Talk about "AfroCuba Through the Artist’s Lens"
March 20: Set sail on a "Sea of Longing" with a lecture about Campos-Pons and Caribbean Art
April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!
April 26: Converse about the Art of Magdalena Campos-Pons
May 10: Discuss Cuban dissident Zoe Valdes's "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada"
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"

Democracy and its Discontents
Through the end of January: Move yourself to Big Car for an exhibit of art inspired by Mexican protests
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 20: Talk about what should be done to help our troubled (and sometimes troubling) neighbor Mexico
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark

Disoriented American Empire
January 17: Calculate the Costs and Benefits of Preventive War vs. Deterrence in Iran with a Cato scholar
January 24: Hear Pierre Atlas explain the causes of the many Middle East crises
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super
February 13: Learn about Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East from Prof. Nafhat Nasr
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
February 28: Join Sheila Kennedy in discussing bringing war crimes before the International Criminal Court
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 12: Hear what Colin Powell has to say for himself
March 13: Ask expert Raj Purohit whether War Crimes belong in the International Criminal Court
April 5: Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates and John Hope Franklin
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!

Ending Poverty
Through the end of January: Move yourself to Big Car for an exhibit of art inspired by Mexican protests
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
February 5: Learn about the challenges facing "Post-Conflict Central America”
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 20: Review US Trade Policy over dinner with the World Trade Club of Indianapolis
February 20: Talk about what should be done to help our troubled (and sometimes troubling) neighbor Mexico
February 21: Hear Terri Jett's impressions of South Africa (and perhaps learn more about race in America)
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
February 27: Ask yourself how we will be changed by global migration
March 6: Explore South Africa with Kelly Campbell of Ambassadors for Children
March 14: Learn from one of the best about children and international conflicts



Environment and Ecology
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 31: Find out what is causing global climate change, and what can be done
February 5: Join a reading by poets María Meléndez and Francisco Aragón
February 6: Discuss the science and politics of global climate change
April 18: Ask “Can we define, let alone solve, global warming?”

Europe
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super
February 1: Join Alice Kaplan in exploring writers' responsibilities and accountability
February 2: Find out what happened to the Balts who went back
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide
March 9: Learn from the Swedes how to integrate work and family
April 28: Watch three films that inspired María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Faith and Religion
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 24: Hear Pierre Atlas explain the causes of the many Middle East crises
January 30: Decide for yourself whether Trust is indeed "The Essential Yet Often Elusive Ingredient in Corporate Success”
February 13: Learn about Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East from Prof. Nafhat Nasr
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
February 25: Get your Cuban groove on at the opening of three Cuban-oriented exhibitions
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark
April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 14: Discuss of African American Religions in Indianapolis
April 26: Converse about the Art of Magdalena Campos-Pons
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"

Film
January 18: View the classic Japanese film “Gion Bayashi” at IMA
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 22: Learn about Africans in Mexico with the film "AFRICAN BLOOD" at IMA
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
March 22: Lose yourself in the classic film "Battle of Algiers"
April 25- May 4: Make a priority to attend the marvelous Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 28: Watch three films that inspired María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Global Economy
January 11: Get the inside scoop about the Future of Formula One Racing in Indianapolis
January 24-25: Discover opportunities in China at a two day conference
January 30: Decide for yourself whether Trust is indeed "The Essential Yet Often Elusive Ingredient in Corporate Success”
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super
January 31: Find out what is causing global climate change, and what can be done
February 6: Discuss the science and politics of global climate change
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 20: Review US Trade Policy over dinner with the World Trade Club of Indianapolis
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
February 27: Ask yourself how we will be changed by global migration
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 9: Learn from the Swedes how to integrate work and family
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark

Hoosier History
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
January 27: Hear the country's leading Lincoln scholar at IHS
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!

Indiana’s Business
January 11: Get the inside scoop about the Future of Formula One Racing in Indianapolis
January 24-25: Discover opportunities in China at a two day conference
January 30: Decide for yourself whether Trust is indeed "The Essential Yet Often Elusive Ingredient in Corporate Success”
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 20: Review US Trade Policy over dinner with the World Trade Club of Indianapolis
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good

Japan
January 18: View the classic Japanese film “Gion Bayashi” at IMA
March 27: Visit with Visiting Writer Jane Hirshfield
April 28: Watch three films that inspired María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Latin America
February 5: Learn about the challenges facing "Post-Conflict Central America”
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 17: Attend the premiere performance of "Dreaming of an Island"
March 20: Set sail on a "Sea of Longing" with a lecture about Campos-Pons and Caribbean Art

Latinos and Hispanics
February 5: Join a reading by poets María Meléndez and Francisco Aragón
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 20: Talk about what should be done to help our troubled (and sometimes troubling) neighbor Mexico
April 27: Find out why they compare Martín Espada to Pablo Neruda

Law and Justice
January 14: Discuss race, law, and civil rights with legal scholar and activist Christopher Edley
January 24-25: Discover opportunities in China at a two day conference
February 1: Join Alice Kaplan in exploring writers' responsibilities and accountability
February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
February 27: Listen to heavy law from a clever prof, Nicholas Georgakopoulos
February 28: Join Sheila Kennedy in discussing bringing war crimes before the International Criminal Court
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 6: Gear up for the return of the ACLU-Indiana's First Tuesday debates
March 8: Meet Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at IU-Indy law school
March 13: Ask expert Raj Purohit whether War Crimes belong in the International Criminal Court
March 20: Ask the #2 guy what's up with "Today's FBI"?
April 12: Learn about foiling art thieves in Baghdad


Mexico
Through the end of January: Move yourself to Big Car for an exhibit of art inspired by Mexican protests
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 20: Talk about what should be done to help our troubled (and sometimes troubling) neighbor Mexico
February 22: Learn about Africans in Mexico with the film "AFRICAN BLOOD" at IMA

Middle East
January 17: Calculate the Costs and Benefits of Preventive War vs. Deterrence in Iran with a Cato scholar
January 24: Hear Pierre Atlas explain the causes of the many Middle East crises
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super

February 13: Learn about Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East from Prof. Nafhat Nasr
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
February 28: Join Sheila Kennedy in discussing bringing war crimes before the International Criminal Court
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 12: Hear what Colin Powell has to say for himself
March 13: Ask expert Raj Purohit whether War Crimes belong in the International Criminal Court
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark
March 22: Lose yourself in the classic film "Battle of Algiers"

April 12: Learn about foiling art thieves in Baghdad

Morality and Civic Life
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 12-14: Be the first kid on your block to see David Hoppe's "After Paul McCartney"
January 14: Discuss race, law, and civil rights with legal scholar and activist Christopher Edley
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 27: Hear the country's leading Lincoln scholar at IHS
January 30: Decide for yourself whether Trust is indeed "The Essential Yet Often Elusive Ingredient in Corporate Success”
February 1: Join Alice Kaplan in exploring writers' responsibilities and accountability
February 2: Spend an Evening with NPR superstar Tavis Smiley
February 8 Hear IMA's Maxwell Anderson envision a culture of responsibility for museums in the 21st century
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 8: Meet Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at IU-Indy law school
March 12: Hear what Colin Powell has to say for himself
April 5: Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates and John Hope Franklin
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!

Music and Motion
February 8: Get charged by a reading by The Affrilachian Poets
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America
February 14: Sweeten your V-Day with Chinese and Western art and music at UIndy
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 17: Attend the premiere performance of "Dreaming of an Island"
February 22: Listen and watch the Music of Art: "Daughter of the Regiment"
February 25 – July 15: Dig the African roots of Cuba with Bill Rasdell at IMA
April 26: Shake it with the Urban Drum Ensemble

News Media
January 25: "Throw Your TV Out the Window" with RothStauffenberg
February 2: Spend an Evening with NPR superstar Tavis Smiley
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions

Popular Culture
January 11: Get the inside scoop about the Future of Formula One Racing in Indianapolis
January 12-14: Be the first kid on your block to see David Hoppe's "After Paul McCartney"
January 25: "Throw Your TV Out the Window" with RothStauffenberg
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
February 8: Jolt your world with crash course in Pop Art
February 15: Jolt your world yet again at the Eiteljorg: Pop Art Part II
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 16: Find out why Childcare Literature has any influence over Childrearing Practices of American Mothers
March 9: View “Ed Paschke Nonplussed” at Herron
March 17: Sample Seasonings of the West at the Eiteljorg
March 23: Learn what it was like “Editing Ray Bradbury”
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 14: Discuss of African American Religions in Indianapolis
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!

Prose, Poetry and Plays
January 12-14: Be the first kid on your block to see David Hoppe's "After Paul McCartney"
February 1: Join Alice Kaplan in exploring writers' responsibilities and accountability
February 5: Join a reading by poets María Meléndez and Francisco Aragón
February 8: Get charged by a reading by The Affrilachian Poets
February 14: Sweeten your V-Day with Chinese and Western art and music at UIndy
March 7: Meet the Actor Robert Neal
March 23: Learn what it was like “Editing Ray Bradbury”
March 27: Visit with Visiting Writer Jane Hirshfield
April 27: Find out why they compare Martín Espada to Pablo Neruda
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!
May 10: Discuss Cuban dissident Zoe Valdes's "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada"

Public Health
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 31: Find out what is causing global climate change, and what can be done
February 6: Discuss the science and politics of global climate change
February 8: Learn about what international public health was like before the World Health Organization
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 21: Hear Terri Jett's impressions of South Africa (and perhaps learn more about race in America)
March 6: Explore South Africa with Kelly Campbell of Ambassadors for Children


Race, Ethnicity and Identity
January 14: Discuss race, law, and civil rights with legal scholar and activist Christopher Edley
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
January 27: Hear the country's leading Lincoln scholar at IHS
February 2: Find out what happened to the Balts who went back
February 2: Spend an Evening with NPR superstar Tavis Smiley
February 5: Join a reading by poets María Meléndez and Francisco Aragón
February 8: Get charged by a reading by The Affrilachian Poets
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 22: Learn about Africans in Mexico with the film "AFRICAN BLOOD" at IMA
February 24: Celebrate Black History Month by exploring relations between African and Native Americans
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
February 27: Ask yourself how we will be changed by global migration
April 5: Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates and John Hope Franklin
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 14: Discuss of African American Religions in Indianapolis

Science and Society
January 31: Find out what is causing global climate change, and what can be done
February 6: Discuss the science and politics of global climate change
March 7: Travel down "Warped Passages" with Lisa Randall
April 18: Ask “Can we define, let alone solve, global warming?”

Wars and Rumors of War
January 17: Calculate the Costs and Benefits of Preventive War vs. Deterrence in Iran with a Cato scholar
January 24: Hear Pierre Atlas explain the causes of the many Middle East crises
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super
February 5: Learn about the challenges facing "Post-Conflict Central America”
February 13: Learn about Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East from Prof. Nafhat Nasr
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
February 28: Join Sheila Kennedy in discussing bringing war crimes before the International Criminal Court
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 12: Hear what Colin Powell has to say for himself
March 13: Ask expert Raj Purohit whether War Crimes belong in the International Criminal Court
March 14: Learn from one of the best about children and international conflicts
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark
March 22: Lose yourself in the classic film "Battle of Algiers"
March 27: Hear Siobhán McEvoy-Levy on Children and international turmoil

Women
January 18: View the classic Japanese film “Gion Bayashi” at IMA
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
February 1: Head to IMA to learn whether weddings in China and Nigeria look all that different
February 10: Attend an artsy fundraiser for the IU-Moi partnership in Kenya

February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 16: Find out why Childcare Literature has any influence over Childrearing Practices of American Mothers
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
March 8: Meet Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at IU-Indy law school
March 9: Learn from the Swedes how to integrate work and family
May 10: Discuss Cuban dissident Zoe Valdes's "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada"

A listing of IndyBuzz events for Spring 2007

January
Through the end of January: Move yourself to Big Car for an exhibit of art inspired by Mexican protests
January 12-14: Be the first kid on your block to see David Hoppe's "After Paul McCartney"
January 14: Discuss race, law, and civil rights with legal scholar and activist Christopher Edley
January 15: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your family at IHS
January 17: Calculate the Costs and Benefits of Preventive War vs. Deterrence in Iran with a Cato scholar
January 18: View the classic Japanese film “Gion Bayashi” at IMA
January 19: Explore the roots of racial confrontation and discontent in France with Didier Gondola
January 20: Watch high school brainiacs do battle at the Academic WorldQuest Tournament
January 24-25: Discover opportunities in China at a two day conference
January 24: Hear Pierre Atlas explain the causes of the many Middle East crises
January 25: "Throw Your TV Out the Window" with RothStauffenberg
January 26: Discuss Indiana and Kenya with Hoosiers who are making a difference
January 26: Explore Madame C.J. Walker's "Treasured Collections" at IHS
January 27: Hear the country's leading Lincoln scholar at IHS
January 30: Decide for yourself whether Trust is indeed "The Essential Yet Often Elusive Ingredient in Corporate Success”
January 30: Watch John McCormick and John Clark debate whose power is more super
January 31: Find out what is causing global climate change, and what can be done

February
February 1: Join Alice Kaplan in exploring writers' responsibilities and accountability
February 1: Head to IMA to learn whether weddings in China and Nigeria look all that different
February 2: Find out what happened to the Balts who went back
February 2: Spend an Evening with NPR superstar Tavis Smiley
February 5: Join a reading by poets María Meléndez and Francisco Aragón
February 5: Learn about the challenges facing "Post-Conflict Central America”
February 6: Discuss the science and politics of global climate change
February 7: Figure out what is happening in Mexico and why we should care
February 8: Get charged by a reading by The Affrilachian Poets
February 8: Jolt your world with crash course in Pop Art
February 8: Go to IMA to watch the Brazilian film "Favela Rising"
February 8: Learn about what international public health was like before the World Health Organization
February 8: Hear IMA's Maxwell Anderson envision a culture of responsibility for museums in the 21st century
February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America
February 13: Learn about Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East from Prof. Nafhat Nasr
February 13: Get a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America
February 14: Join Susan Erickson for a discussion of International Migrations
February 14: Sweeten your V-Day with Chinese and Western art and music at UIndy
February 15: Jolt your world yet again at the Eiteljorg: Pop Art Part II
February 15: Rize to the occasion by viewing the "krump" film "RIZE" at IMA
February 15: Spend a wholesome day at the 18th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on "Urban Universities/Urban Communities: Partners in Social Justice"
February 16: Find out why Childcare Literature has any influence over Childrearing Practices of American Mothers
February 17: Attend the premiere performance of "Dreaming of an Island"
February 20: Review US Trade Policy over dinner with the World Trade Club of Indianapolis
February 20: Talk about what should be done to help our troubled (and sometimes troubling) neighbor Mexico
February 21: Hear Terri Jett's impressions of South Africa (and perhaps learn more about race in America)
February 21: Join Stefan Halper in searching for the "the Rational Center" in policy discussions
February 21: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide
February 22: Listen and watch the Music of Art: "Daughter of the Regiment"
February 22: Learn about Africans in Mexico with the film "AFRICAN BLOOD" at IMA
February 23 - March 1: You HAVE to see the film "Iraq in Fragments"
February 24: Celebrate Black History Month by exploring relations between African and Native Americans
February 24: Experience performance art by María Magdalena Campos-Pons
February 25 – July 15: Dig the African roots of Cuba with Bill Rasdell at IMA
February 25: Get your Cuban groove on at the opening of three Cuban-oriented exhibitions
February 25: Talk about "AfroCuba Through the Artist’s Lens"
February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good
February 27: Listen to heavy law from a clever prof, Nicholas Georgakopoulos
February 27: Ask yourself how we will be changed by global migration
February 28: Join Sheila Kennedy in discussing bringing war crimes before the International Criminal Court

March
March 2: Hear legal theorist John Yoo explain the Constitutional Powers of War and Peace
March 2: Meet John Yoo at Sagamore Institute
March 6: Gear up for the return of the ACLU-Indiana's First Tuesday debates
March 6: Explore South Africa with Kelly Campbell of Ambassadors for Children
March 7: Learn the rules for the Great Game in Central Asia for the 21st Century
March 7: Travel down "Warped Passages" with Lisa Randall
March 7: Meet the Actor Robert Neal
March 8: Meet Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at IU-Indy law school
March 9: View “Ed Paschke Nonplussed” at Herron
March 9: Learn from the Swedes how to integrate work and family
March 12: Hear what Colin Powell has to say for himself
March 13: Ask expert Raj Purohit whether War Crimes belong in the International Criminal Court
March 14: Learn from one of the best about children and international conflicts
March 17: Sample Seasonings of the West at the Eiteljorg
March 20: Set sail on a "Sea of Longing" with a lecture about Campos-Pons and Caribbean Art
March 20: Ask the #2 guy what's up with "Today's FBI"?
March 20: Solve Central Asia's problems with John Clark
March 21: Stand by to learn who will be the ICWA distinguished speaker
March 22: Lose yourself in the classic film "Battle of Algiers"
March 23: Learn what it was like “Editing Ray Bradbury”
March 27: Visit with Visiting Writer Jane Hirshfield
March 27: Hear Siobhán McEvoy-Levy on Children and international turmoil

April
April 5: Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates and John Hope Franklin
April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!
April 12: Learn about foiling art thieves in Baghdad
April 13/April 15: Revisit Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions and the Great Migration
April 14: Discuss of African American Religions in Indianapolis
April 18: Ask “Can we define, let alone solve, global warming?”
April 25- May 4: Make a priority to attend the marvelous Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 26: Converse about the Art of Magdalena Campos-Pons
April 26: Shake it with the Urban Drum Ensemble
April 27: Find out why they compare Martín Espada to Pablo Neruda
April 27: Don't miss this chance to see Kurt Vonnegut!
April 28: Watch three films that inspired María Magdalena Campos-Pons

May
May 10: Discuss Cuban dissident Zoe Valdes's "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada"
May 17: See Santería at IMA with the Guided Tour "Seeing Santería"

February 22: Listen to Taner Akçam, the Turk who believes in the Armenian Genocide

Taner Akçam, one of Turkey's most historians, comes to the Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations's dinner to discuss "The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility"

When: Thursday February 22, 5:45 refreshments; 6:30 dinner; 7:30 presentation
Where: Five Seasons Country Club, 1300 E. 96th St.

Here's the publisher's description of his book, From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide:

The murder of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish government in 1915 has been acknowledged as genocide. Yet almost 100 years later, these crimes remain unrecognized by the Turkish state. This book is the first attempt by a Turk to understand the genocide from a perpetrator's, rather than victim's, perspective, and to contextualize the events of 1915 within Turkey's political history and western regional policies. Turkey today is in the midst of a tumultuous transition. It is emerging from its Ottoman legacy and on its way to recognition by the west as a normal nation state. But until it confronts its past and present violations of human rights, it will never be a truly democratic nation. This book explores the sources of the Armenian genocide, how Turks today view it, the meanings of Turkish and Armenian identity, and how the long legacy of western intervention in the region has suppressed reform, rather than promoted democracy.

For a taste of the controversy Akçam inspires, visit his book's page at amazon.com and read the reviews by readers.

To RSVP for this important event contact Courtenay Weldon at Courtenay@cweldon.net.

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