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Caltech Associates Northern California Program: Humanity in the Era of Empires

Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Off Campus
with Nicolas Wey-Gomez, professor of history

Location: TBD

6:00 p.m. Reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and buffet stations
7:15 p.m. Program
8:10 p.m. Networking, dessert, and coffee

Weaving together literature, archives, and the history of science, Professor Nicolas Wey-Gomez explores European presence in the Americas in unexpected ways. He will examine how the idea and legal theory of human rights began to develop even as the voyages of Christopher Columbus and other explorers forged the first global empires in the early modern world.

For inquiries, please contact Jessica Lee with the Caltech Associates office at [email protected] or (626) 395-6392.

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