Wednesday, Aug. 6
The Andes Roundtable presents part-time Andes resident Stanley Fish. In 2002, two British academics, Steven and Hilary Rose wrote an open letter to the Manchester Guardian calling for a moratorium on scholarly interchange with Israeli universities. The intention was to put pressure on the state of Israel to alter its policies, especially with respect to the occupation of Gaza. Critics of the Roses’s proposal charged them with violating academic freedom. The Roses and their co-signers responded that the boycott they were urging was an extension and realization of academic freedom. The question the Roundtable shall explore is, “how can both sides in the dispute be invoking the same value?” Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Florida International University and the Floerscheimer Visiting Professor at Cardozo law School. He is a literary theorist, legal scholar, author, and public intellectual. His blog, “The Opinionator” was featured in The New York Times. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.
Catch the Wind, a fun activity for ages 5 and up. Come and make mobiles/moving sculptures at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street in Fleischmanns at 1p.m. Program is free and is funded by Fleischmanns First. For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581.
Thursday, Aug. 7
Belleayre Jazz Club — Hot Latin Nights II – Mexico. Alberto Solis and Gil Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 table seating in the lodge. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount. 800 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@ gmail.com • belleayremusic.org