Lectures, symposiums, artist open houses, colloquiums, field trips, and many other events are regularly sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). These are available to SAR members, and many also are open to the general public. All upcoming events are listed below.

June 2017
Wes Cowan Special Event
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00–5:00 pm, $25 per person for up to three items What’s Your Treasure Worth?: Presented in conjunction with SAR’s 110 Anniversary
July 2017
Dave Edwards with mujahideen Special Event
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 am–12:00 pm SAR Salon – Making Sense of Suicide Bombing: A Discussion with Professor David B. Edwards David Edwards, a cultural anthropologist who has lived in and studied Afghanistan for decades, offers answers to this question in his new book, Caravan of Martyrs (University of California Press, 2017). Weaving his analysis around changing ideas of sacrifice among Muslims in Afghanistan, Edwards tries to show how suicide bombing has come to make sense to those who participate in it. SAR will sponsor an informal salon discussion with David Edwards that will be moderated by SAR’s president, Michael Brown.
Gordon Lee Johnson Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:30 pm, Free Public lecture and reception for Gordon Lee Johnson Gordon Lee Johnson, a Cahuilla/Cupeno living on the Pala Indian Reservation, is the 2017 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at SAR. While on campus, he will be working on refining his Rez-noir book, Dog Eyes, which infuses a meat-and-potatoes mystery with real-life Native concerns.
August 2017
Loren Aragon, Artist Talk
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5:30 pm, Free Loren Aragon Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio Acoma fashion designer and jeweler, Loren Aragon has been working to create a capsule collection inspired by his time at the Indian Arts Research Center. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 10 to hear about Loren Aragon’s experience as the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see his work.
November 2017
 Faro Castillo del Morro lighthouse in Havana Field Trip
Wednesday, November 1–Wednesday, November 8, 2017, $5,095 double occupancy w/o airfare, includes $500 donation to SAR. $6,495 single occupancy w/o airfare, includes $500 donation to SAR Travel to Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Matanzas Limited to 20 travelers. SAR invites you to join us on a very unique journey to Cuba with our own, SAR Director of Scholar Programs, Dr. Paul Ryer, a specialist in contemporary Cuban society who has lived in Cuba and studied its history and culture at the University of Havana. His personal knowledge and expertise in daily life in post-Soviet Cuba promises to provide an in depth exposure to a country of vast historical, cultural and political importance as we visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Matanzas. To register for this trip, click here.

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