This week's meeting will serve both as a general interest meeting (GIM) and as the first discussion meeting of the new semester. We will spend the first ten minutes introducing ALLIES to prospective members before dedicating the remainder of the time to discussion and elections. This week's topic will be Obama's Legacy. We will deliberate about (among other things) the successes and failures of the 44th president’s foreign policy and the nature of historical and political memory.
Wonderland is about the past and the future, about dissolution and transition, about how historical narratives can be found in neglected places. Using the site of the old Wonderland Amusement Park (now a T station and the last stop on the blue line) as a jumping off point, students in the fall semester course of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice of the Institute for Global Leadership explore places many usually drive by but rarely stop to see.
The international symposium evolves out of the EPIIC colloquium each year, organized by the course's students
and bringing more 60 experts to campus to engage in debate and discussion on a pressing, global issue. See full schedule here.