#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Commemorate Veterans Day with virtual and in-person service. Plus talks on topics from Russian politics to Martin Luther King, horror author James Han Mattson, the fall dance concert and more.

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February 01, 2021

Nov. 20 at 11:15 a.m. Veteran Day of Service

University Student Center Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
Registration requested

Join the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service and the Office of Military and Veterans Services for this annual keystone event, featuring chances to serve both in person and virtually with partners like A Wider Circle and the Smithsonian Transcription Project.


Coming Up:

Nine Days book cover

 

 

Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Book Conversation with Paul Kendrick, TSPPPA Alumnus and Author of Nine Days

Online
Registration required

Paul Kendrick, BA ’05, MPA ’07, and his father Stephen Kendrick coauthored “Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election,” a critically acclaimed examination of Martin Luther King Jr.’s first imprisonment and how it clarified his path to changing a nation, as well as the success of an interracial team working to shift Black voters toward electing John F. Kennedy over Richard Nixon. Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Director Mary Tschirhart will moderate the conversation.

Leonid Volkov

 

 

Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. “Russia on the Eve of Transition” with Leonid Volkov

Online and in person
Lindner Family Commons
Elliott School of International Affairs, 6th Floor
1957 E St., NW
Registration required

What has changed in Russian politics after the parliamentary election of September 2021? What is Putin’s plan for the presidential election of 2024? And what is the outcome of the recent crackdown against the opposition? Leonid Volkov, chief of staff for Alexey Navalny and political director of Mr. Navalny’s movement, will reflects on the state of Russian politics on the verge of a major transition.

Culture Strike book cover

 

 

Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest

Online
Registration required

Join author Laura Raicovich for a discussion of the  growing tension between public expectations and the structural conditions of art museums in the United States and further afield. Her book, “Culture Strike,” draws both on case studies and on her personal experience as former director of the Queens Museum in New York.  She will discuss museum neutrality as a disguise for the upholding of the status quo, the need for the treadmill of over-production to slow down and the necessary shift toward understanding protest as a form of radical care.

US View of Latin America

 

 

Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. U.S. View of Latin America with Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon

Online and in person
Lindner Family Commons
Elliott School of International Affairs, 6th Floor
1957 E St., NW
Registration required

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., spent over 30 years in the foreign service, most recently as undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2016 to 2018, and before that as ambassador to Brazil and as a high-level employee at the State Department and National Security Council. He will discuss the American diplomatic perspective on Latin America and U.S.-Latin America relations. Reception with light refreshments to follow.

Costs and Consequences of War

 

 

Nov. 18 and 19 at 9 a.m. The Costs and Consequences of War: Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan

Online
Registration required

For many, pictures of terrified Afghans struggling to leave their country in the wake of the withdrawal of United States and NATO forces have brought to mind images from the end of other American wars. Organized in two sessions, this conference prompts attendees to consider the geopolitical, human, environmental and economic consequences of these wars on the people in the conflict zone, as well on the veterans and citizens of the U.S.

Say It Loud

 

james han mattson

 

Dance Concert Fall 2021

 

Save the Date:

George Washington

 

 

Nov. 29 at noon D.C. Mondays: The Indian World of George Washington

Online
Registration required

Dartmouth professor Colin G. Calloway’s biography of George Washington reveals the relationship between the founding father and the Native American leaders he worked with intimately over the decades. Using the prism of Washington's life to bring focus to these figures and the tribes they represented and revealing their central role in Washington’s—and the nation’s—foundational narrative, “The Indian World of George Washington” is a portrait of both the revered president and those whose story has been only partially told.

Bride of the Sea

 

Midnight Breakfast

 

 

Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. Midnight Breakfast

University Student Center
800 21st St., NW
Registration required through Engage

Take a break from exam prep at this annual tradition, featuring food from Astro Donuts and Golly Waffles, a bounce house, karaoke, crafts, a midnight movie and more. Students also have chances to win prizes like GW merch, a weighted blanket, a Nintendo Switch Lite and much much more. Follow @StudentLifeAtGW on Instagram for event updates and details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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