Below are the “pop scholarship” events on the TBR calendar this week. We keep our eyes out for events on and off campus that coincide with our mission to deepen public involvement and understanding, to debate the ideas of our time and place and to bridge the worlds of academia, journalism and the public interest.

Feel free to let us know of other interesting, upcoming events by emailing the editor or in the comments below.

TBR Events for the week of Nov. 9 – 16, 2015

  • The Idaho Media Initiative presents a free screening of “Wisconsin Rising” followed by a Q and A session with director Sam Mayfield, tonight, Nov. 9, at 6 pm at the Boise State University Special Events Center. Details on Facebook.

    In 2011, Wisconsin was the canary in the coal mine for America as newly-elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker stripped collective bargaining rights from the state’s public employees, undoing eight decades of basic workers’ rights. “Wisconsin Rising” catapults the viewer into the days, weeks, and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority, and injustice.

  • Matt Richtel

    Matt Richtel

    Also tonight (Monday, Nov. 9), Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, author and cartoonist Matt Richtel delivers a lecture in the SUB Jordan Ballroom, also at 6 p.m. Richtel is a New York Times reporter based in San Francisco. His series of articles about the risks of distracted driving and its root causes won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. More details from Boise State Public Radio.

  • On Friday, November 13th, at 12 pm in SUB Jordan A,  Boise State political scientist Michael Allen will present a talk titled “Missed Opportunities in Kiev: US Troop Deployments, Extended Deterrence, and Asymmetric Conflict.” The research that will be presented focuses on the intersection between Allen’s two primary scholarly streams: the politics of troop deployments and the role of asymmetric conflict in global relations. The lecture is part of the Politics and Policy Brownbag series and is free and open to the public (BYO…)

  • Also Friday, the Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive theater experience where the public is exposed to the type of oppression that marginalized groups often experience daily, begins.  The event is open on Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Hatch Ballroom in the SUB and is free and open to the public.

  • Journalist Richard Manning will speak on rivers at the IORC banquet Journalist Richard Manning will speak on rivers at the IORC banquet Sat. evening.

    • On Saturday, the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils meets in Boise with keynote speaker Richard Manning on “The Burden and Promise of Our Great Rivers.” The talk is at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 14 at the Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St. (reception at 6 p.m.) and tickets are required. Read Manning’s recent piece on the Snake River as Idaho’s “sewer system” from High Country News.

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