Zooming Claremont: Scripps Presents series

Tuesday, March 2

Scripps College’s Scripps Presents series continues with two free and open to the public virtual lectures on Tuesday, March 2. The first, at 4 p.m., is “Cultural Technologies in M?ori Contexts,” with Lisa Reihana and Matua Rereata Makiha. Join via Zoom at https://scrippscollege.zoom.us/j/93151817946.

The second, at 5 p.m., is “What Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Look Like?” It is moderated by Alisha Haridasani Gupta, gender reporter for the New York Times, and will feature of panel of women with experience in international diplomacy and economics. Information for this event is at https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/what-does-a-feminist-foreign-policy-look-like.

Ms. Reihana (Ng?puhi, Ng?tihine, Ng?i Tu) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans film, sculpture, costume and body adornment, text and photography. Since the 1990s she has significantly influenced the development of contemporary art and contemporary M?ori art in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has earned an outstanding reputation as an artist and producer where her attention to the complexities of contemporary photographic and cinema languages is expressed in myriad ways. Her ability to harness and manipulate seductively high production values is often expressed through portraiture where she explores how identity and history are represented. Exploring colonization, gender and representations of indigenous peoples, she often looks to how stories of the past are told or those points in the past that have been overlooked.

Mr. Makiha (Te Mahurehure, Ngati Pakau, Ngai Tuteauru, Te Arawa, Rangitane) is a renowned M?ori astrologer and a leading authority on the Maramataka (M?ori lunar calendar). He will  share his extensive knowledge as a cultural adviser, having held roles at the Auckland Council as a kai?rahi tikanga M?ori and Kaum?tua at the University of Auckland Business School.

“Men have been running the free world since men invented the term ‘free world,’” read a Scripps news release for “What Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Look Like?” “But from the success of Jacinda Ardern and Angela Merkel at combating the pandemic to the ascension of Kamala Harris to the White House, women are demonstrating their strength as leaders more visibly than ever before. And over the past seven years, Sweden, Canada, France, Luxembourg and Mexico all have adopted or pledged to implement what they call a ‘feminist foreign policy.’ To that end, these nations have sought to place gender and women’s advancement at the center of every diplomatic decision, from trade agreements to treaty alliances, and from foreign aid to ambassadorial appointments. For these countries, feminist foreign policy also has had costs, including in diminished trade with nations like Saudi Arabia. What can the U.S. learn from countries that have adopted an explicitly feminist foreign policy? How might such a policy change America’s positions and priorities on climate change, migration, and military intervention, and tilt the balance of power around the world? A panel of women with experience in international diplomacy and economics visits Zócalo to explore what a feminist foreign policy would look like for America and the world.’”

More info on both events is at https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar.


Thursday, March 4

On Thursday, March 4 Scripps College Music Department hosts a free and open webcast, “Student Recitals: Virtual Edition, Episode V,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For a link, go to https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/student-recitals-virtual-edition-ep-v. For Episode V, students of the Scripps Music Performance Studios present solo works prepared at home during the spring 2021 semester.


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