Cambrón’s artwork participates in Immigrant Rights activism by centering the humanity of Undocumented Americans as they grapple with the criminalizing nature of this country’s immigration system. Through Documenting the Undocumented in the South, Cambrón’s first solo exhibition in Atlanta, her home city, she explores personal and political struggles that refuse any singular narrative of what it means to be an immigrant.


The United States heavily depends on satellites during peacetime for communications, navigation, and other essential functions. During wars, satellites play a crucial role in such functions as command and control, reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and targeting. However, satellites are becoming increasingly vulnerable to anti-satellite actions by potential adversaries.

Please join us as Dr. Mariel Borowitz, who has worked with the National Security Agency on such issues, explores the challenges the United States confronts in protecting American satellites from the actions of potential adversaries, imperiling our civilian grid system and neutralizing our military communications and targeting satellites.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Capital City Club
7 John Portman Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30303

About Dr. Mariel Borowitz
Mariel Borowitz is an Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and head of the Nunn School Program on International Affairs, Science, and Technology. Dr. Borowitz completed a detail as a policy analyst for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC from 2016 to 2018. In 2022, she testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics in a hearing titled, "Space Situational Awareness: Guiding the Transition to a Civil Capability."

Her research deals with international space policy issues, focusing particularly on global developments related to remote sensing satellites and challenges to space security and sustainability. Her book, “Open Space: The Global Effort for Open Access to Environmental Satellite Data," published by MIT Press, examines trends in the development of data sharing policies governing Earth observing satellites, as well as interactions with the growing commercial remote sensing sector. Her work has been published in Science, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Space Policy, Astropolitics, and New Space. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Dr. Borowitz earned a PhD in Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

TitleVirtual German Book Sale

Start Date08/12/2020


Bookworms beware 🤓📚

We're launching our first-ever virtual book sale on Wednesday, August 12. Photos of all available books will be posted to our Facebook page, with each book costing $2 + shipping. We have hundreds of books in genres like history, crime, foreign language, young adult, and more, so get ready to get reading auf Deutsch!


In an immense photograph by Manjari Sharma in the special exhibition Transcendent Deities of India, the goddess Durga rests on her tiger. Children will hear about Durga’s origin and her many feats from Amma, Tell Me About…Durga Puja, written by Bhakti Mathur and illustrated by Maulshree Somani, and then match Durga’s multiple arms with the weapons given to her by the gods.

For ages 3 to 6 years and accompanying adults.

This program is free and open to the public.


Join Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie for a gallery talk on the etchings and drawings by the German surrealist Unica Zürn in the exhibition This Strange Presence.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and online registration is required.

TitleScreening and Q&A | The Sweet Requiem

Start Date03/02/2020


Join us for the Atlanta premier of award-winning film The Sweet Requiem (2018), followed by Q & A with the directors, Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam. This intensely personal yet globally relevant film revolves around a young, exile Tibetan woman, Dolkar (Tenzin Dolker), who lives in a refugee settlement in Delhi, India. When Dolkar unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled on a search for reconciliation and closure. Hailed by Hollywood Reporter as “emphatically universal filmmaking,” The New York Times contends that, “The film puts its points across with a delicacy and sobriety rare in moviemaking,” while TIFF reviewer Cameron Bailey writes: “The Sweet Requiem authentically captures the life-and-death stakes of the real-life escape across the border on which it was based, but the film's deeper insights emerge from the complex and shifting allegiances Dolkar must navigate in exile.”

Recommended parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck, Peavine Parking Deck


William Brumfield, Professor of Slavic Studies and Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies, Tulane University will present a lecture titled "Behind the Camera: The Strange Fate of Moscow's Avant-Garde Architecture." This event is sponsored by Emory Art History, Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, and the Hightower Fund.

Recommended parking: Peavine Parking Deck, Oxford Road Parking Deck

TitleTranscendent Deities Lecture

Start Date03/01/2020


In 2002, India embarked on a plan to brand itself for investment and tourism with its “Incredible India” campaign, which brought together every government sector to market the nation. The campaign was extremely successful, asserting India’s cultural and economic power in global markets and raising awareness of international brands in domestic ones. This was the beginning of “Brand India.” Now, after a huge influx of multinational products and advertising and a proliferation of malls—from fewer than 10 in 1999 to more than 750 at present—global capitalism has transformed India’s commercial culture. Brand loyalty, according to one shopkeeper, is becoming this generation’s bhakti—their devotion, their faith.

The bazaar, however, is an important site of resistance and mediation for this process. It is a temple and training ground where people and objects are entangled in complex networks that create and sacralize various moods and modes of behavior. This is especially the case within the main bazaars of the Pakka Mahal area in Banaras—a center for religion, culture, and commerce for millennia.

In a lecture titled “Marketing Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras,” Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion and South Asian Studies at Smith College examines the ways that gods have functioned like brands in the bazaar—defining reputations, what it means to be reputable, and the logic of “trust” (vishwas)—and how this works with and against the conception that brands are, in fact, gods.


Mercer University Atlanta Campus will host high school and college students from across the Southeast for the 15th annual Japan Academic Challenge and 29th Annual Japanese Speech Contest on March 7, 2020, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Atlanta.
The two events, which will take place in Day Hall, are co-organized by the Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese, the Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgi a, and supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta.
The Japan Academic Challenge is a quiz-show style competition that tests high school students’ knowledge of Japanese culture, history, grammar and language with four levels of competition. The Japanese Speech Contest involves high school and college students presenting memorized presentations entirely in Japanese with various divisions of competition.


GDEcD’s International Trade Division is offering a complimentary webinar highlighting opportunities for Georgia companies looking to enter, re-enter or expand their business in China. Experts from GDEcD’s China office based in Shanghai will address topics including:
• Phase I US-China Trade Agreement
• Implications for Georgia Companies
• Entering the Market & Doing Business in China
China consistently ranks as Georgia’s third-largest export market overall; for key strategic industries like agricultural products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, China is Georgia’s second-largest export market. As wages rise, China’s middle class is rapidly expanding, and this steep growth in purchasing power is expected to continue. China’s economic maturation means an increasing demand for imported products, and selling into China has become easier as the country has made massive investments in infrastructure. Join us on Thursday, February 27th to find out how your Georgia business can take advantage of the growing opportunities in China!

***Please Register by Tuesday, February 25th.


South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) Conference, the largest event of its kind in metro Atlanta, highlights continued economic development, planning, infrastructure, transportation, and related issues facing Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and South Fulton Counties, as well as the City of Atlanta's thriving international community. Now in its 18th year, SMDO’s theme is “Vision 2020.” More than 600 attendees are expected.

SMDO includes a view of upcoming economic development activities and topics that engage attendees by discussing trends, strengths, challenges and opportunities in South Atlanta communities. This year promises to be an exciting conference as it explores transformative development projects including Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s expansion and development, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, and updates on new economic development activity in the region. Additionally, it will examine the impact of Smart Cities and Autonomous Vehicles on South Metro’s economic development, spark thought-provoking dialogue on South Metro Transportation, and provide an opportunity to hear from the newly elected Mayor of the City of College Park, Bianca Motley-Broom.

Admission is $80 for advance registration and $90 for onsite registration.


Join InterCultural Atlanta's three special guests: 1. Dr. Kwesi Ewoodzi, founder of Culture Beyond Borders (CBB), is a Ghanaian-American with a PhD in Sociology, focusing on intercultural exchange. 2. Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, founder of Intercultural Communities Project, an organization working to bridge, build, and sustain intercultural communities by providing education, cross-cultural exchange opportunities, community engagement, and leadership skills. 3. Kwabena Boateng, founder and President of the African Diaspora Nation, an organization dedicated to helping build a pan-African and pan-human network of people who embody the identity of a guiding light for a global renaissance of Love in action.

Diasporas involve the movement of particular people to several places at once or overtime. The African Diaspora is one of the most active communities of citizens outside of their countries. The Year of Return in 2019, in Ghana, was linked to the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans in the Americas. For our conversation about the African Diaspora and some Initiatives that Connect the Year of Return to Ghana.

Transportation and Parking:
Peachtree Center is the nearest Marta station GSU- Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR).
Parking could be on the street at parking spaces using the app ParkMobile or at GSU's closest parking T-Deck (43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) for a $10.00 fee.

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Anthony Grafton considers the meaning and relevance of margin notes found in Renaissance texts. In this period, educated readers went through their texts pen in hand. They underlining passages, adding references to names and short summaries in the margins, and interpreting or responding to the text. Most marginalia were verbal. But scholars from Petrarch in the fourteenth century to John Dee in the sixteenth also made drawings of many kinds in the margins of their books. This lecture presents some of their work and argues that it often—though not always—had an interpretative purpose.

Recommended parking: Fishburne Parking Deck, Oxford Road Parking Deck

TitlePiranesi's Lost Book

Start Date02/20/2020


Heather Hyde Minor, Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame will present a lecture on Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Lost Book." Piranesi was an 18th century artist famous for his architectural etchings of Rome.

Recommended Parking:
Oxford Road Parking Deck
Fishburne Parking Deck

Title"Not the Classical Ideal" Gallery Talk

Start Date02/19/2020


Join Curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen for a gallery talk titled ‘“Not the Classical Ideal‘: Unconventional Bodies and Bad Behaviors in Greek and Roman Art.”

This event is free and open to the Emory community and the public, but space is limited and online registration is required.


Start Date02/18/2020


Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Curator of African Art Amanda Hellman discusses how Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, traveled to Africa.

TitleECMSA Beethoven 2020: Piano SonataThon

Start Date02/16/2020


Join the ECMSA for its first “SonataThon” recital, tackling the 32 Piano Sonatas composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

2 p.m. Todd Qualls, Jasmin Arakawa, Arthur Greene, Stephanie Shames, Irene Chen, Nathan Trinkl, Alejandro Arzu
5 p.m. Robert Henry, Elizabeth Sun, Philip Thomson, Sergio Gallo, Jennifer Zheng
8 p.m. Philip Thomson, Jasmin Arakawa, Julie Coucheron, Rachelle McCabe, Jonathan Shames

ECMSA “Beethoven 2020” is a major year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Master’s birth featuring concerts, masterclasses, and lectures. Featured in concert will be the complete Cycles of 16 String Quartets, 10 Piano and Violin Sonatas, 5 Cello and Piano Sonatas, and the 32 Piano Sonatas performed by Emory faculty, students and guest artists.

Recommended parking: Fishburne Parking Deck, Lowergate Parking Deck


Want to ride your bike on closed streets through downtown Atlanta? Or, enjoy a fantastic start from the 50-yard line of Mercedes-Benz Stadium? You can do both as part of VeloCity, a cycling event supporting Grady Hospital. Being held for the third year on Saturday, May 2, this event has something for everyone. Fully-supported routes range from 7 to 100 miles with plenty of rest stops along the way – and for those who don’t ride the roads, there are indoor cycling classes with a live DJ throughout the day.

No matter what ride you choose, all participants are invited to celebrate their success at the VeloCity Finish Line Festival at The Home Depot Backyard where you will find great food, cold beer, live music, and even a post-ride massage!

Participants pay a registration fee and are asked to raise funds to support Grady’s lifesaving care. For more information visit:

TitleECMSA Beethoven 2020 Piano Master Class

Start Date02/15/2020


As part of the 2020 celebration of Beethoven, ECMSA welcomes you to observe piano master classes led by Jasmin Arakawa, Arthur Greene, Rachelle McCabe, and Jonathan Shames. Registration is not required.

Recommended parking: Fishburne Parking Deck, Lowergate South Parking Deck


In this story from Kerala, India, children will hear about some of the amazing feats of Hanuman, monkey god and a hero of the Indian epic the Ramayana, before exploring the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India and another gallery that may be surprising, then head to the studio to make jewel-encrusted crowns like Hanuman’s!

For ages 3 to 6 years and accompanying adults. This program is free and open to the public.


The next installment of ECMSA Beethoven 2020 features Sissi Zhang on violin, Roy Harran on cello and William Ransom on piano. Beethoven works to be performed are the Variations for Cello, Violin Sonata No.3 and the Romance in G.

ECMSA “Beethoven 2020” is a major year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Master’s birth featuring concerts, masterclasses, and lectures. Featured in concert will be the complete Cycles of 16 String Quartets, 10 Piano and Violin Sonatas, 5 Cello and Piano Sonatas, and the 32 Piano Sonatas performed by Emory faculty, students and guest artists.

Recommended parking: Fishburne Parking Deck, Lowergate Parking Deck

TitleTranscendent Deities Conversation

Start Date02/12/2020


In a conversation titled “Guising as God,” Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger of Emory’s Department of Religion and Harshita Mruthinti Kamath of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies discuss the practice of vesham, using clothing and ornamentation to guise and disguise, across a range of Indian contexts. Drawing on their individual fieldwork, Drs. Flueckiger and Kamath will focus on the transformative potential of vesham, including the possibility of becoming god. The conversation will conclude with a consideration of the transformative possibilities of vesham in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, including the photography of Manjari Sharma and the ornamentation of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.


The sweeping rhythms and infectious energy of jazz and gospel music intertwine three works making their Atlanta Ballet debut. Featuring members of the Spelman College Glee Club, Lydia Pace of the Anointed Pace Sisters, Golden Gate Singers, music by the iconic Dave Brubeck, and more!


The inexpensive and widely produced lithographic prints of Raja Ravi Varma featured in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine made it possible for many families to have images of the Hindu deities in their homes for the first time. After exploring these images with teaching artist Gauri Misra-Desphande, children will make paneer, a homemade Indian cheese, and then sweeten it with cardamom and honey before eating it! Drop-off workshop for children ages 8 to 12 years.

Fee: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and online registration is required.

TitleEgyptian Lecture

Start Date02/04/2020


Old Kingdom Egypt is famous for its pyramids and kings, but beyond the royal monuments, how was the state actually run? Who had power and how was it being used? In a lecture titled "Power in Death: Mastabas and Provincial Elite Power in Old Kingdom Egypt," Dr. Jessica Tomkins, visiting assistant professor of history at Oglethorpe University, examines the role of the elite in the provinces through the lens of death and shows that their power was not only active during their lifetime but continued passively in death. By building monumental tombs with deliberate material and textual choices, the provincial elite used their tombs to not only commemorate the power they held within their communities during their lifetime, but to ensure the continuation of that power once they were deceased.

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