CULF Co-Curricular Events, September 15-26, 2014

These are some upcoming co-curricular events through Friday this week. This semester you’ll have two short reflection papers to write: one on one of the films in the CULF Middle Eastern Film Series (the first one is this Thursday evening), and another on any of the other events listed below.

Kozmetsky Center

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00-9:00pm, Carter Auditorium, JBWS

Dr. Robert Musil, short-term Visiting Woodrow Wilson Scholar, “Rachel Carson: Environment, Science, and Faith”

Dr. Musil is a leading authority on global warming, environmental health, energy, and national security policy. He formerly served as CEO of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility.


Strauss Center, UT Austin

U.S.-Russia Relations: A Conversation with Ambassador Jack Matlock, Jr.

September 23, 12:15-1:30pm, 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Library

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the William P. Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft, and the LBJ Presidential Library jointly invite you to a conversation with Ambassador Jack Matlock.

For further information please consult the website:

It’s a Girl documentary film screening hosted by Prof. Alex Barron.

Documentary film and discussion on women’s global struggles for health and rights.

Thursday, Sept, 25, 6:30 PM in Jones Auditorium. Here’s the flyer: itsagirl


CFR Academic Conference Call

Wednesday, September 24, 10:00- 11:00am, Lucas room, RAGS 301

“The Impact of Technology on International Security and Geopolitics” with Speaker Jared Cohen, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Founder and Director, Google Ideas

RSVP to or 512-233-1678


Middle Eastern Film Series

Thursday, September 25, 6pm, Moody 126, followed by faculty-led discussion.

The Hunger (Dir. Ali Badrakhan, Egypt 1986).

Set in Cairo in 1887, The Hunger studies the divergence of two brothers, one corrupted by power while the other becomes a popular hero. Draws on stories from Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. 120



It’s a Girl, Film Screening

Sponsored by the Multicultural Leadership Board and Campus Ministry, this film explores the impact of “the three deadliest words in the world….it’s a girl” in India and China.  Dr. Alex Barron will lead discussion following the film.

Thursday, September 25, 6:30pm, Jones Auditorium



The Institute for Historical Studies, UT Austin History Department

Film Screening: “MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music” (Center for Asian American Studies event)

Thu, September 25, 2014 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM • GAR 0.102

Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker. FREE and open to the public. Director Vivek Bald will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions.  Combining music documentary and social documentary, MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music charts the meteoric rise of Asian music in 1990s Britain, as well as the decades of cultural cross-pollination and political struggle that led up to that historic moment.


For events at The University of Texas at Austin, please consult the UT parking webpage for directions and parking instructions.  Students may prefer to take the bus to UT events.

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