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CHID Celebrates 40 Years!

Submitted by Nathanael E Mengist on May 14, 2019 - 10:51am
A portrait of Dr. Kathleen Belew alongside the cover of her new book, Bring the War Home (2018)
PC: Brian McConkey
A group portrait of Comparative History of Ideas faculty and staff beneath cherry blossoms in the quad, holding signs that say, "question. critique. create."
pc: Parker Kennedy

Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00 – 9:00 PM in HUB 145

CHID’s 40th Anniversary Keynote & Reception

To register for this event, please visit the event page.

Kathleen Belew (CHID ’05) will give the keynote, “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” followed by a celebratory reception at 7:00 PM. During the reception, the CHID Alumni Advisory Board will be launching a new CHID Alumni Mentorship Program* for current students and recent graduates. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Friday, May 24th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM in HUB 145

Lunch & Learn: CHID and the Future of Higher Education

To register for this event, please visit the event page.

This facilitated discussion will bring students, faculty, and alumni together to envision how the humanities can respond to and thrive in the Trump Era. Pizza will be provided, courtesy of the CHID Alumni Advisory Board.

* "What we've envisioned with the mentorship program is to connect CHID alumni with recent grads or current undergrads. We're working on a questionnaire that both mentors and mentees will fill out, and using that information we'll match people with similar interests. I will send an email introduction to you and your mentee, and from there we step back, and your mentor/mentee relationship starts. 

As a mentor, your specific role will answer questions your mentee might have via email, or over coffee if you are able to meet in person. We are also in the process of organizing future alumni events like happy hours, and meet-ups that would be great places to meet your mentee. You are welcomed to meet/communicate with your mentee as little or as much as you two find appropriate, our goal is simply to connect people."

—Karan Grewal, '16 (CHID Alumni Advisory Board Mentor Lead) 

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