Aftermaths:  Exile, Migration, Diaspora




Thursday, April 22

Kennan Forum

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Pabst Theater
144 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI

Ticket info here

At the George F. Kennan Forum you have the opportunity to hear not one, but a panel of internationally known experts of differing viewpoints address the most important current world issues. This major national symposium addresses significant issues and concerns vital to United States foreign policy. The audience is encouraged to participate in the question and answer segment of the program. This annual forum is internationally recognized and is the major community world affairs event.Students, teachers, and faculty advisors are awarded scholarships to attend this event.

Speakers include Charles Kupchan and Peter Brookes. More information is available at the IWA Website


Friday, April 23


8:00 – 8:30 


8:30 – 9:00

Welcome, Patrice Petro, Marcus Bullock, Peter Paik


9:00 – 10:45

PANEL 1: Moderated by Peter Paik
  Ackbar Abbas "Virtual Migrants in Any Space-Whatever”

Reda Bensmaia


“Tales on the Migration to the North: on Tayeb Salih's Aison de la migration vers le Nord”

10:45 – 11:00 


11:00 – 12:45

PANEL 2: Moderated by Kris Ruggiero
  Ricardo Ortiz “Edwidge Danticat's Latinidad: The Farming of Bones and the Cultivation (of Fields) of Knowledge”

Paul Brodwin 

“Marginality and Subjectivity in the Haitian Diaspora”

12:45 – 1:45 


1:45 – 2:45

SPEAKER: Moderated by Marcus Bullock

Hamid Naficy 

“Making Sense of the House in Accented Cinema”

2:45 – 3:00 

  3:00 – 4:45 PANEL 3: Moderated by Tasha Oren
  Mette Hjort “Towards a Multicultural State: Cinema as a Regime of Incorporations”

K.E. Supriya 

“Bending it Like Beckham: The Erotics of Indian Immigration”

  7:30 – 9:00

Mat Rappaport

Lecture and Installation

Saturday, April 24


8:30 – 9:00 


9:00 – 10:45

PANEL 1: Moderated by Peter Paik
  Igor Vishnevetsky “Revolution Comes From the Periphery: Central Asian, Latvian, and North American Schools of New Russian Poetry”

Stefan Rossbach 

“Alienation and Truth: The Experience of Exile and Its Symbolization”

10:45 – 11:00  


11:00 – 12:45

PANEL 2: Moderated by Marcus Bullock
  Helen Fehervary “Whose Catastrophe? Whose Authenticity? Whose Responsibility? Antifascist Histories in Central Europe and the Aftermath of Civil War in El Salvador ”

Eduardo Cadava 

“The Guano of History”

12:45 – 1:45  


1:45 – 3:30

PANEL 3: Moderated by Andy Martin
  Andrew Kincaid "What They Left Behind: the Irish Landscape after Emigration”

Conor McCarthy 

“Criticism, Exile , Ireland ”

3:30 – 3:45  


3:45 – 4:45

SPEAKER: Moderated by Patrice Petro

Ihab Hassan 

“Coming to the Antipodes : Migrancy, Travel, Homecoming”

Sponsored by UWM's Center for International Education

Created:  February 17, 2003
Updated:  January 29, 2004