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AF Second Tuesday Cafe

Global Swarthmore: Research Across Borders

Jamie Thomas introduces Sunka Simon's cafe talk.

Image from 2017-18 Cafe


The Aydelotte Foundation’s popular Second Tuesday lunchtime cafe series returns this fall. In this year’s series, “Global Swarthmore: Research Across Borders,” faculty will share how they: engage in collaborative research across the world, analyze global issues and processes, address global problems, and consider globalization’s impact in the arts. Convened by Ayse Kaya (Political Science) and Carina Yervasi (French & Francophone and Black Studies), the series will draw from diverse disciplines and approaches and showcase ways in which the “global” is reflected in Swarthmore faculty’s research. All faculty and staff are invited to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A.


2018-19 Cafe Lineup:

  • September 11: President Valerie Smith
  • October 9: Christopher Fraga (Anthropology) and Tristan Smith (Physics)
  • November 13: Dominic Tierney (Political Science)
  • December 11: Philip Jefferson (Economics)
  • February 12: Eric Jensen (Physics)
  • March 5: Alexandra Gueydan-Turek (French)
  • April 9: Pallabi Chakravorty (Dance)
  • May 14: Jose-Luis Machado (Biology)


Listen to past Cafe podcasts.