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Laurels: November 2012

Published: November 15, 2012

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, gave a month-long series of lectures in Black history, “Conversations With Our History” titled “Contemplating Kemet (Ancient Egypt): Its Seminal Spiritual and Moral Imagination;” “Reflecting on the Holocaust of Enslavement: Genocide, Social Death, Resistance, and Rebirth,” “Meditating on the Message and Historic Forward Movement of the 60s: Ethical Issues of Self-Determination, Self-Respect and Self-Defense;” and “Pondering the Current Challenges and Choices of History: Standing, Dialoguing and Forging, Our Future With the Ancestors,” African American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26. He also gave a one-on-one interview on “The Motion and Meaning of Black History” on the California Edition with Brad Pomerance, Charter Channel 1101 and the California Channel, Feb. 8. In addition, Karenga was interviewed one-on-one on “Black History and Critical Contemporary Issues” on “FrontPage,” KJLH Radio, Feb. 16. He also gave the keynote inaugural address for the Molefi Kete Asante Institute titled “Institutionalizing the Afrocentric Initiative: Securing a Centered Way Forward”, March 17, in Philadelphia. The lecture was subsequently published in the Los Angeles Sentinel, p. A-7, March 22.

Barry H. Steiner
, Political Science, published an essay, “Big Powers and the ‘Responsibility to Protect”, in an online journal, e-ir.info on July 26. He also published an article, “What Use Overwhelming Air Superiority? A Tale of Two Campaigns,” in Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 33 (August), 311-336.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, appeared on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasney discussing “Outrage Over High School’s ‘Fantasy Slut League.’” KQED 88.5 FM, San Francisco, Oct. 24. The interview can be heard on the KQED website.

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