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April 11, 2017

Inaugural Arch Dalrymple III Lecture: Dr. Odd Arne Westad

 The Cold War: A World History

 Tuesday, April 11 – 7 p.m. – The Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107) 

 The Croft Institute is proud to host the inaugural Arch Dalrymple III Lecture on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107). Professor Odd Arne Westad, the S.T. Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, will speak on the global history of the Cold War, the subject of his forthcoming book. Professor Westad teaches at the Kennedy School of Government and is based at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. He won the Bancroft Prize for The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. The book, which has been translated into fifteen languages, also won a number of other awards. Westad is also the general editor of the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War, as well as author of the Penguin History of the World (now in its 6th edition). For more information about Prof. Westad and his work, visit http://oaw.cn/.

April 24, 2017

Croft Institute Visiting Speaker: Dr. Todd Cleveland 

Following the Ball: African Soccer Players, Labor Strategies and Emigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949-75

Monday, April 24 - 7 p.m. - The Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107) 

Todd Cleveland, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will speak about the experiences of soccer players from Portugal’s African colonies who came to Europe to further their athletic careers from the 1940’s until the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1975.

Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in history from the University of New Hampshire.  He earned a doctorate in African history from the University of Minnesota.

Croft lectures are free and open to the public.

April 26, 2017

Annual Croft BBQ on the Porch

Join us for our annual Croft student/faculty BBQ on the Croft veranda Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Croft Senate.  Take a break from studying and enjoy Handy Andy BBQ, baked beans & coleslaw, Zaxby's chicken, Newk's salad, and good company!

May 13, 2017

Croft Institute Graduation

All Croft graduates and their respective guests are invited for graduation in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107) on Saturday, May 13.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Overflow seating is available on the Croft Porch.

Please check this website frequently for further information and updates.