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Last Week at Tufts...A friend of Tufts hockey, an expert on Iranian studies and the Nicaraguan ambassador to the U.S. came to campus.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [02.17.09] There is so much that happens at Tufts that it can be hard to keep up. Check out these highlights from the past week of campus happenings. 

Feb. 9: Braam Hanekom, a refugee rights activist and founder of People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression, and Poverty (PASSOP), gave a talk entitled "Oppression, Poverty and Violence: Continued Suffering and the Mass Migration from Zimbabwe to South Africa." The event was sponsored by The Fletcher School's International Migration Group.

Feb. 9: Sudipta Kaviraj, author and professor of South Asian politics in the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Culture at Columbia University, gave a talk entitled "Identity and Politics: Theories of Secularization in South Asia." The event was co-sponsored by the Department of History and The Fletcher School.

Feb. 10: Ambassador Arturo Cruz, the current Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States, spoke as part of the class on Leadership and Transformation offered by the Project on Justice in Times of Transition in partnership with the Institute for Global Leadership, the Experimental College and the Department of Peace and Justice Studies.

Feb. 11: Gholam R. Afkhami, director of the Oral History Project at the Foundation for Iranian Studies, gave a talk entitled "Fact and Fiction in US-Iran Relations Before and After the Islamic Revolution: Lessons for Policy." The talk was part of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Spring Lecture Series.

Feb. 11: The Center for the Humanities held a welcoming reception for Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and visiting fellow at the Center for the Spring 2009 semester.

Feb. 12: LaTayna Purnell of the Educational Leadership Policy Studies department at Indiana University, spoke at Goddard Chapel's weekly Chaplain's Table forum about "Feminism and Religion."

Feb. 14: At the last home game of the regular season, the Tufts hockey team dedicated their recently renovated locker room to 1954 Tufts graduate and former hockey player/coach Ben Sands. Sands founded Friends of Tufts Hockey and helped raise the funds needed for the construction. The Jumbos play their home hockey matches at Valley Forum II in Malden.


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