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ALUM TALKS: Interesting Times: Being a China Lawyer in a Time of Rapid Political & Economic Change

This year the Chinese program plans to invite a few alumni to come back to Williams (through Zoom) and give talks to students about how they have used the skills that they have learned at Williams in their career path. The second talk will be Thursday, December 3, 7-8 pm and the speaker is Mr. Jonathan Isaacs ('00). The title of his talk is " Interesting Times: Being a China Lawyer in a Time of Rapid Political & Economic Change." Click here for the Zoom link! Continue reading »

Recent alum RB Smith wins 2020 AATA Translation Prize!

Recent alum RB Smith wins 2020 AATA Translation Prize!

RB Smith ’20 received first prize in literary category for the American Association of Arabic Teachers Translation Contest! He worked with Professor Radwa El Barouni on this translation last year.  The official announcement from AATA can be found here. Current Arabic Studies students Max Chayet, Sam Gollub, and Rachel Morrow interviewed RB about his work, the challenges of studying Arabic, and his future plans. Continue reading »

Searching for Japan: 20th Century Italy’s Fascination with Japanese Culture – an interview with Michele Monserrati

Michele Monserrati

In contrast with a long history of Western representations of Japan as inferior and irrational, Michele Monserrati's Searching for Japan identifies a positive overarching attitude toward the Far East country in modern Italian culture. Expanding the horizon of Italian transnational networks, normally situated within the Southern European region, this book reinstates the existence of an alternative Euro-Asian axis, operating across Italian history. Continue reading »

Alum Talks: A career using Chinese, from Beijing to the state capitol and back

Brian Connors

This year the Chinese program plans to invite a few alums to come back (though Zoom) and give talks to students about how they have used the skills that they have learned at Williams in their career path. The first talk will be next Thursday (Oct. 22) at 7-8 pm and the first speaker is Mr. Brian Connors ('00). The title of his talk is "A Career Using Chinese, From Beijing to the State Capitol and Back." * Register here to receive the Zoom link! Continue reading »

Documentary Screening of ‘Alone in Fukushima’ 3/13- CANCELLED

Alone in Fukushima

Ostriches, cows, hogs, cats, a pony and a dog…and a single person remain in the nuclear zone in Fukushima. 55 year-old Naoto Matsumura lives alone with these animals in Tomioka, a town located only 12 kilometers away from the melted-down nuclear power plant. In last few years, Naoto has been the focus of media attention, being covered by CNN, ARTE and other major overseas networks. But due to government restrictions, his story has remained largely untold in the Japanese media. Until now, there has never been a feature-length documentary film on him and the reality of life in the exclusion zone. ❖ CANCELLED Continue reading »

Movie Screening: Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)

Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)

The Spanish Club, the Williams' Department of Romance Languages, and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Culture invite you the Noche de película, where we will be screening the film Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory) (2019) by the acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. ❖ Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm | Paresky Auditorium Continue reading »