Posted by:   IACER   |   Posted on:   2015-08-01
Evoke the passion of knowledge under and around the old trees
Evoke the passion of knowledge under and around the old trees

IACER is committed to fostering a vigorous and distinctive campus community, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our students’ academic and professional backgrounds. We believe that this diversity enriches the educational experience at IACER, creating a rich intellectual and communal environment wherein we interact with, and learn from, those who possess values, abilities and opinions that differ from our own.

IACER offers a broad range of on-campus lectures, seminars and performances, all of which are a part of the institution’s goal of placing interdisciplinary exploration at the center of the academic experience.

Seminars at IACER provide students access to cutting-edge research and scholarly achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and give them the opportunity to meet and interact with global scholars who are experts in their respective fields. From academic lectures on transnational feminism by Dr. Rama Lohani to indigenous musical performances by Romayne Wheeler, a musicologist based in the Tarahumara Mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico, IACER offers a distinctive blend of academic and performance-based seminars that stimulate students’ intellectual and creative curiosities.

Notable seminars and performances have included:

  • “Contemporary Trends in Communication Studies”
    - Prof. Charles Bazerman (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • “Perspectives on South Asian Studies”
    - Prof. Ashish Nandy (The Center of the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)
    - Prof. Sukanta Chaudhari (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
    - Prof. Susie Tharu (Subaltern Studies, Gruoui)
    - Prof. Supriya Chaudhari (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
  • “Transnational Feminism: History and New Developments”
    - Dr. Rama Lohani (Rutgers University, USA)
  • “A Perspective on Education and Human Health in the Globalized World”
    - Dr. Gyanu Lamichhane (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • “Angels in America,” a performance
    - Prof. Deborah Merola (Oglethorpe University, USA)
  • “On the Death of Human and Its History: A New Poetics of Futurity”
    - Mr. Yuvraj Aryal (Purdue University, USA)
  • “Children’s Literature”
    - Hari Adhikari (University of Illinois, Edwardsville, USA)
  • “Nationalism and Social Change”
    - Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (Emory University, USA)
  • “Music and Humanism”
    - Romayne Wheeler (Musicologist, Tarahumara Mountains of Mexico)
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