Events

Upcoming Events for the Department
 

  • 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

  • "Unanticipated: New Strategies for Dealing with the Future"

    3/26/15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    Honors Lecture with David Weinberger, Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

    Every now and then our idea of how the future works changes. Our old idea of progress is coming undone as we see the virtues of open platforms, remixing culture and forking code. Big Data and step-by-step algorithms are giving us a very different idea of what makes the world predictable. In these ways and more, we are now beginning to view the future very differently -- less like a path through possibilities and more like a network. We'll explore some of these changes, looking at their origins and what they might mean for our basic way of dealing with the future.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with the Honors Program

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  • "Where Politics Meet the Intimate"

    4/06/15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    The talk will delve into the issues which Gilad Evron deals with as a playwright and screenplay writer living in Israel and responding to the events transpiring there. By examining several excerpts from his work, he will discuss questions including: how to develop the intimate dimension in dramatic writing through dialogue with the political, and how to relate to events and people in a political and social context without falling into the trap of propaganda and superficiality.

    Gilad Evron is an Israeli playwright, screenwriter and author. His first script, Bread, was produced by Israeli television in 1985. Evron continued to write for Israeli television and cinema, but turned also to the theater. His first play, Rain, was brought to the stage in 1988. Since then, Evron's plays have been presented at Israel's major theaters and theater festivals, winning recognition and several awards.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with Writing, Literature & Publishing, Performing Arts, the School of Communication, and the School of the Arts

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  • Book Celebration for David Kishik, Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    4/07/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

     

    The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City

    Walter Benjamin did not commit suicide in 1940. Escaping the Nazis, he managed to sail to New York, where he lived a long and solitary life until his death in 1987. During his anonymous, posthumous existence, while he was haunting and haunted by his new city, Benjamin composed a sequel to his Arcades Project. Just as his incomplete masterpiece revolved around Paris, capital of the nineteenth century, this spectral text was dedicated to New York, capital of the twentieth. This, at least, is the premise of The Manhattan Project. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it is a study of a manuscript that was never written.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • 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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