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A listing of IndyBuzz events for Spring 2007

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 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 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 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 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"

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