CHSS Events

Apr24

Seminar Series: Dr. Theodore Breton, EAFIT University

Presentation: Higher Test Scores or More Schooling? Another Look at the Causes of Economic Growth

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Carow Hall, Lecture Hall 01

The Seminar Series invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session. Seminars are open to faculty, graduate students, undergrads, and the general public.

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Apr24

Public Choice Seminar

Higher Test Scores or More Schooling? Another Look at Causes of Economic Growth

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Carow Hall, Lecture Room

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Apr24

Denim Day

Women and Gender Studies

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM

Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Join the Peer Advocates and the Student Support and Advocacy Center is sharing the message that there is no excuse or invitation for someone to sexually assault another person. For more info, contact Student Support and Advocacy Center at ssac@gmu.edu | 703-993-3686

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Apr24

AVACGIS Visiting Scholar Presentation by Ms. Betul Yurtalan (Hitit University, Corum, Turkey)

Anti-Fatimid Policy During the Reign of Abbasid Caliph al Qadir (991-1031): A Case Study of Sunni-Ismaili Relations During the Medieval Islamic Period

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, 239a

Ms. Yurtalan will present her research on Sunni-Ismaili relations during the reign of the Abbasid Caliph, al-Qadir (991-1031). Betul is a Research Assistant at Hitit University in the Faculty of Divinity Department and is currently working on her doctorate at Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. Her dissertation looks at Fatimid Abbasid relations and its effects on Sunni Islamic thought. Ms. Yurtalan focuses her research on the cultural, religious and sectarian relations between the Fatimid and Abbasid States as an important development in Islamic thought. She is especially interested in examining the various Islamic sects during the fourth and fifth centuries of the Islamic period. Ms. Yurtalan has been in residence as Visiting Scholar at the University of Jordan's Faculty of Theology and was selected for Erasmus scholarships/internships in Germany and the United Kingdom.

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