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November 2016

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“China and the 2008 Riots in Tibet: What Happened, and How Do We Know?” with Prof. Zheng

November 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Goleta Branch Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

UCSB’s Professor Xiaowei Zheng (November 20 at 4:30PM at the Goleta Public Library) will discuss the difficulties in assessing the 2008 riots in Tibet. The rioting that began on March 14 in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, spread quickly to other Tibetan cities. In Lhasa, rioters targeted Han Chinese merchants who suffered injuries, casualties, and massive property damage. In the crackdown that followed, the authorities arrested over a thousand Tibetans. Controversy quickly emerged over allegations that there had been serious inaccuracies and biases in…

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February 2018

Professor Terence Keel, “The Ghost in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences”

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Goleta Branch Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

Keel argues that the enduring belief that race comes from “nature” reflects the haunting influence of Christian intellectual history on the development of modern scientific thinking about human ancestry.2018-Keel-flyer-pdf

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