The ASEEES meeting at Chicago Monday, Nov 27 2017 

I landed in Chicago on a sunny warm day, and left it after an unexpected snow. The ASEEES meeting was busy as usual, but our SRS annual general meeting was especially displeasing this year. What a single person can do to change the mood for everybody in the room?

The last week of classes Monday, Nov 27 2017 

My PSCI 335 Human Rights and International Justice class today, at the end of a busy semester: tired, but still happy at the end of presentations and discussions about Madres, comfort women, shorn women, and child soldiers.

The Daily Courier on the UBCO workshop Friday, Nov 3 2017 

The workshop that will take place today at UBC Okanagan made it in the local newspaper for Kelowna. The article, titled “Discussion of historical memory, justice set for Friday at UBCO,” is available here: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_46ddccaa-bf89-11e7-a562-1b2cffc4fec8.html.

Marcy’s alternative poster Wednesday, Nov 1 2017 

For my Faculty of Arts Lecture, Marcy graciously prepared two posters. I got a hold of the one that was not accepted, and therefore not distributed on campus. I like it as much as the other one, which ensured a large audience for that event. Thank you, Marcy!

IMG_55642017 Arts Faculty Lecture October 19

Berlin Wall Remnants in Nova Scotia Wednesday, Nov 1 2017 

Not sure whether a lot of people know that six pieces of the former Berlin Wall are now housed in Nova Scotia. Some years back they used to face the elements and the local strong, cold winds off the little downtown of Truro, a small town between Halifax and Cape Breton. But sometimes during the past few years they were all moved behind the Agricultural College in Bible Hill, a town adjacent to Truro. I had the chance to visit that site some weeks back. Monika Thakur was kind enough to take some photos.

The weather was mildly unfriendly, adding to the mysterious story behind these pieces’ journey overseas from Germany to Nova Scotia.