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November 2018

UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum: Alex E. Chávez (Anthropology, Notre Dame)

November 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
CA United States
Free

Dr. Alex E. Chávez (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) will present a talk titled "Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing" on Wednesday, November 7, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145.

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David Miliband

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest refugee aid agencies, providing humanitarian relief to displaced persons in more than 40 war-affected countries.

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Science Pub: The Ocean is Boiling: Lessons Learned and Forgotten Since the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

November 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 East Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan's early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food. FREE admission.

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SOCIAL SECURITIES TALK: MONEY IS NO OBJECT: AESTHETICS, ABSTRACTION, AND THE POLITICS OF CARE

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCSB McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
Santa Barbara, 93106
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Free

In his talk, Scott Ferguson will rethink the historical relationship between money and aesthetics in an effort to broaden the politics of care using the alternative conception of money articulated by the contemporary heterodox school of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

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December 2018

Jeh Johnson – National Security: Challenges and Opportunities

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$5 – $10

A national security expert who speaks candidly about immigration, the border and other national security matters, Johnson provides audiences unique insight into U.S. policies.

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Curator’s Choice Lecture: Charles Brock

December 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Inspired by his teacher Robert Henri’s credo of “Art for Life’s Sake,” George Bellows strove to make his paintings as capacious as life itself. Nowhere is this ambition more evident than in his winter views which run the gamut from pleasant scenes of leisure to harsh depictions of urban labor. In these remarkable paintings Bellows transmuted the substance of snow into the substance of paint.

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January 2019

Parallel Stories Lecture | Redrawing the Boundaries: Rachel Cusk

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Rachel Cusk has been said to have redrawn the boundaries of fiction with the Outline Trilogy, three "literary masterpieces" (The Washington Post) whose narrator, Faye, perceives the world with a glinting, unsparing intelligence while remaining opaque to the reader.

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Science Pub: Sundowners in Santa Barbara

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 East Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

Join Dr. Leila M.V. Carvalho, Professor of Geography at University of California Santa Barbara, as she explains why sundowners occur, how unique they are, and the importance of observations and forecasts to increase resilience to wildfires in our region.

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An Evening with Gloria Allred

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$6 – $256.50

Gloria Allred is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private law firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Over the course of her 42-year legal career, Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women’s rights and rights for minorities.

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An Evening with Madeleine Albright

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $89

Madeleine K. Albright, a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, will draw on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to address lessons we must understand and questions we must answer if we are to avoid repeating tragic errors of the past.

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