Penn Lightbulb Cafe

Upcoming events in this series:

Mar
7

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Brendan O’LearyLauder Professor of Political ScienceWhat Are the Implications of UKEXIT for Northern Ireland and Ireland? Can the Good Friday Agreement Survive? World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Brendan O’Leary, a U.S. and Irish citizen, will discuss what the so-called BREXIT might mean for both parts of Ireland, including the likely outcomes, good and not-so-good.  A specialist in power sharing and constitutional reconstruction, O’Leary has worked with the European Union, the United Nations, and the Kurds of Iraq. He was also influential in the making of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which offered a peaceful resolution to nearly 30 years of conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Cafe events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

https://news.upenn.edu/sciencecafe

Apr
4

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Nancy SteinhardtChair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of East Asian ArtHow Chinese Architecture Became Modern, 1927-1977 World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

From 1927, when the first group of Chinese architects trained abroad returned home, to 1977, the year Mao Zedong died, Chinese architecture transformed from buildings like the Forbidden City to a modern building system inspired by Western architecture. France, the United States, the Soviet Union, Taiwan, and Japan are all part of this story that takes place during the war-torn 1930s and 1940s, through the Soviet advisors of the 1950s and the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976. Sun Yat-sen and Mao were central to China’s drive toward modernism in this tumultuous half-century.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Cafe events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

https://news.upenn.edu/sciencecafe