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February 26, 2018

  • Strait and Narrower?: Beijing’s Flight Paths, Taiwan’s International Space, and Regional Security

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:30am

    1528 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, US, 19102

    A Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) event
    Last month, China adopted new civilian aircraft flight paths over the Taiwan Strait, near Taiwan-controlled islands, without consulting Taiwan’s government.  Several months earlier, Beijing began dispatching military aircraft to circumnavigate Taiwan.  In 2017, China sent its aircraft carrier through the Strait en route to missions in the South China Sea.  These actions have raised alarm in Taiwan.  They have increased friction over security-related issues in a cross-Strait relationship already strained by other developments initiated by Beijing since Tsai Ing-wen became president in Taiwan, including suspension of Taiwan’s participation in the annual World Health Assembly meeting, shifts in diplomatic ties from Taipei to Beijing by two of the small cohort of states with formal relations with Taiwan, and the extradition of Taiwanese criminal suspects to the Mainland, rather than Taiwan.
    What do the most recent developments reveal about the state of cross-Strait relations?  What do they portend for the future?  What are the implications for regional security and U.S. policy?
    Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. To register, please visit here. 

  • PSC Colloquium Series: Luca Pesando,van de Walle Prize Winner, University of Pennsylvania

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    103 McNeil Building

  • High Energy Theory Seminar: "Some New Mechanisms for Baryogenesis"

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36

    There is more matter than
    antimatter in the universe, and the origin of this asymmetry is still a
    mystery. The asymmetry can be generated dynamically in the early universe in a
    process referred to as baryogenesis but
    the standard model is not able to produce the amount observed. This is one hint
    that there is physics beyond the standard model. In this talk, I will present
    two new baryogenesis mechanisms,
    one using scalar-tensor theories and the other using Lorentz violating
    theories. I will discuss their phenomenology, and observational consequences,
    and show that they are able to produce the amount of matter that we observe in
    the universe today.

  • Katherine Kinzler, Associate Professor, Development of Social Cognition Laboratory, Cornell University

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Levin Auditorium (425 S. University Ave.)

    Title: The development of language as a social category
    Faculty Host: Robert Kurzban
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  • HSS Workshop: Elaine LaFay

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

    337 Claudia Cohen Hall

  • SPECIAL EVENT - Free Speech in a Time of Culture War (Sigal Ben-Porath, Keith Whittington, George Ciccariello-Maher)

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

  • CNI±: poster session

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

    427 Goddard Labs

    This weekly club features lecture-style presentations, workshops, and poster sessions presented by our own graduate students and postdocs in a low-key, casual environment. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to practice presenting their polished and unpolished work, to socialize, and to become familiar with the diversity of resarch being conducted at CNI. For more information contact David White at will be served.

  • Mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle's Masterclass

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Room 210, Lerner Center

    Featuring vocal students of theMARIAN ANDERSON PERFORMANCE PROGRAM(MUSC 10 program in solo performance)Caroline Sambuco (C'18)Peter Lu (C'21)Grace Seeley (W'21, C'21)FREE and open to the public!Widely praised for her musical intelligence, “memorable, raw-silk voice” (Toronto Star), “expressive virtuosity” and “extraordinarily vibrant” singing (San Francisco Chronicle), American mezzo-soprano Margaret (Meg) Bragle has earned an international reputation as one of today’s most gifted interpreters of early music and contemporary music.

  • Material Texts: Ian Gadd (Bath Spa University), “‘Entered for his copy’: Creating Stationers’ Register Online”

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

    Class of 1978 Pavilion in the Kislak Center6th Floor of Van-Pelt Library

    We will be welcoming Ian Gadd for a talk entitled: “‘Entered for his copy’: creating Stationers’ Register Online.” Ian writes:
    The Stationers’ Register is one of the most consulted archival documents of the early modern period. It is also, frankly, one of the least understood. First established in 1557 by the London Stationers’ Company to record the publishing rights of its members and cited in Britain’s first copyright statute in 1710, it survives in an almost unbroken sequence from 1557 until 1924. It played a crucial role in the development of Anglo-American copyright.
    This presentation will provide an account of the development of the Stationers’ Register during the early modern period, describing its purpose, its procedures, and its many idiosyncrasies. It will also explain how a new digital project, ‘Stationers’ Register Online’, aims to transform our understanding of how early modern ‘copyright’ worked by creating the first publicly available database of the copy-entries recorded in the Stationers’ Register. 
    Ian Gadd is a Professor of English Literature at Bath Spa University, and the Academic Director of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA), an international network of universities founded by Bath Spa in 2014. He is a General Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift, and was a volume editor for The History of Oxford University Press (2013-17). He is a past president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). He wrote his Oxford D.Phil. on the Stationers’ Company, has taught courses on the Stationers’ Company at Rare Book School, and is currently editing Liber A, the only major early modern record in the Company’s archive that has not yet been published. 

February 27, 2018