Events

Upcoming Events for the Department
 

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Todd May (Clemson University)

    11/04/14
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "State Violence, Structural Violence, and Nonviolence": States often commit overt violence against people, both from their own and other polities. But states also commit or support another sort of violence: structural violence. In contrast to violence that is more direct and easy to identify, structural violence works in more insidious ways. Nevertheless, it has many of the same effects as other forms of violence, particularly those that involve psychological abuse. The task of this talk is to investigate the character of structural violence, particularly when it is supported by the state, and then turn to ask about the character of nonviolent responses to it.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Defying Boundaries - Being an Artist in the 21st Century

    11/10/14
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Honors Lecture with Laura Karpman

    What does it mean to be an artist in the 21st century? How can I make work that is thoughtful, that reflects my time, but emerges out of a great past? How can I engage technology to serve me, rather than serve it? And how can I create work that is socially responsible? Finally, how can I support myself and my family in a changing economy?

    Composer Laura Karpman will discuss her life, work and balancing act that is the challenge and joy of being an artist today.
     

    Sponsored by Honors Program

    For more information please contact:
    Jessica Phillips

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research)

    2/10/15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Democratic Bodies: The Abolition of Torture and the Uprising of the Rule of Law"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Screening of Errol Morris's Film 'Standard Operating Procedure'

    3/24/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    A blockbuster of a documentary, Errol Morris's Standard Operating Procedure is an inquiry into the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University)

    4/14/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Life of Death Row: A Critical Phenomenology of State Execution"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

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