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Barton Hall Panel Discussion
The August 19, 2007 Barton Hall Panel Discussion was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the image above.

The Panel Discussion took place on August 19, 2007 from 3:30 - 5:00, in Barton Hall.

View the previously recorded event.

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Introduction by Dr. Moody-Adams: 0-1:30
Interview with Nadine Gordimer: 1:30 -8:00

Panel Discussion:

  • Introduction by Michele Moody-Adams: 15:30 - 24:45
  • Dagmawi Woubshet : 24:45 - 46:10
  • Sital Kalantry: 46:10 - 58:20
  • Grant Farred: 58:20 -1:14:55
  • Questions and comments from the audience: 1:14:55 - 1:43:15

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Cornell faculty panelists for the Barton Hall discussion included:

  • Dagmawi Woubshet
    Dagmawi Woubshet is an assistant professor of English. He teaches courses on: African-American literature and culture, the contemporary black Atlantic, the 1980s, and AIDS. He is currently working on a book which considers the literary and visual responses to the AIDS catastrophe in the United States, South Africa and Ethiopia.

  • Sital Kalantry
    Sital Kalantry is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Law School where she directs the International Human Rights Clinic and is co-director of the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Law CLinic.

  • Grant Farred
    Grant Farred will be joining Cornell in the Fall of 2007 from the Literature Program at Duke University. He will have a joint appointment in Africana and English. He is the author, among other works, of "Midfielder's Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa" (1999).


Cybertower Panel

Cybertower Panel Discussion

In this Cybertower Forum presentation, Vice Provost Michele Moody-Adams discusses the themes in The Pickup with Cornell faculty members Sital Kalantry and Dagmawi Woubshet.

Watch the video presentation (Quicktime required) or download the audio version of their discussion.