Human rights during Asian wars to be discussed

State University of New York at Binghamton sociology Prof. Mark Selden will give a talk titled “State Terrorism and Human Rights: The United States, Japan and Civilian Victims in Twentieth Century Asian Wars” in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League today at noon. The lecture is sponsored by the Center of Japanese Studies.

Seldon will examine the 20th century efforts to create a regime of international law designed to protect civilians from the destruction of war and the fact that civilians are nevertheless targets of war on an unprecedented scale.

Film festival to celebrate APA independent films

The first annual Flicker Film Festival will present independent Asian Pacific American films and student filmmakers from the Midwest in the Natural Science Auditorium tomorrow and all-day Sunday. The event is free and sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.

Show to highlight African culture

The African Students’ Association is hosting a cultural show in Michigan Union Ballroom tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show titled “African Lights: The Connection” are $5.50 each.

Doctors to play hockey for transplant funds

University cardiology and surgery ice hockey teams face off to raise money for heart transplant patients at Yost Ice Arena tomorrow at 5 p.m. At “Hearts on Ice Hockey Challenge,” University of Michigan Health System teams will be playing alongside alumni and members of the Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments. Tickets are required, and will be included in a raffle drawing.

Author to address corporate greed

Author and political commentator Arianna Huffington will talk about her latest book, “Pigs at the Trough,” which focuses on corporate greed and political corruption in the United States.

Sponsored by Hillel and University Activity Center, a dessert reception and book signing will follow her discussion.

Profs explore women’s part in nation rebuilding

A lecture titled “Rebuilding the Nation” will discuss the role of women after war in Lane Hall on Monday at 3 p.m. The lecture will be given by history Prof. Nita Kumar, Notre Dame anthropology Prof. Carolyn Nordstrom, and Business Prof. Cindy Schipani. This lecture is part of a “Women in the Aftermath of War” series.

Motivational speaker to inspire student success

The Society of Success and Leadership is hosting a video conference with motivational speaker and University of West Florida Prof. Joe Martin in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union Monday at 8 p.m.

Martin is author of two books, “Tricks of the Grade” and “This Little Light of Mine.”

Panel to focus on North Korean nuclear crisis

A panel discussion sponsored by the Korean Studies Program will be held to talk on the North Korean nuclear crisis in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on Monday at 4 p.m.

Panelists include Selig Harrison, director of the Asia Program at the Center of International Policy, Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project in New York and political science Prof. Meredith Woo-Cumings.

Renaissance era, Atlantic axis to be topic of lecture

Duke University Prof. Walter Mignolo will be speaking on his book, “The Darker Side of the Renaissance,” as part of a conference on the Atlantic axis in the early modern period tomorrow at 9:45 a.m in the School of Social Work Building.

The conference is sponsored by the Atlantic Studies Initiative and Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

– Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Carmen Johnson.

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