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24th Annual Critical Theory Roundtable from Nov 11, 2016 09:00 AM to Nov 13, 2016 05:00 AM Oak Building, University Park, PA 16802,
The keynote lecture, "Critique and Disappointment" will take place on Friday, November 11. The Saturday sessions will take place form 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and the Sunday sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is free, but required as you are free to attend a subset of the Roundtable. Please register at https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2aSskoJoUd0WzdP
Co-sponsored Event: Every 28 Hours Oct 29, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park, PA 16802,
This collection of 75 one-minute plays was inspired by the widely shared -- yet hotly contested -- statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard, or police officer in the United States. Originally created and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival in response to events in Ferguson following Michael Brown's death, the plays were curated from playwrights nation-wide.
Co-Sponsored Event: Beating Injustice: Police Killings, Mass Incarceration, and Making Real Change Happen Right Now Oct 11, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802,
A Rhodes scholar and the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP, Ben Jealous is known for being one of the most effective civil rights leaders of our day. However, it was not always clear that he would follow this path. In this speech, Jealous tells the inside history of more than 50 years of great civil rights battles, both known and unknown. He offers insight both into what our nation's greatest change agents have in common, and shows how we can all dramatically increase our capacity to make the world a better place.
Co-sponsored Event - Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect Oct 05, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Lewis Katz Auditorium,
After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. This talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.
Co-sponsored Event: African Feminisms around the World Sep 23, 2016 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802,
Workshop: Race and the Anthropocene Mar 28, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM TBA,
The Rock Ethics Institute plans a workshop on the topic of race and the anthropocene on March 26, 2016, and will host renowned scholars Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall. This workshop will also serve as a planning meeting for a second workshop on race and the anthropocene in Johannesburg (August 11-13, 2016).
Gazan Refugee Children’s Media Uses: Implications for Establishing a Children, Youth, Media and Conflict Zone Lab at Penn State Mar 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Rock Conference Room, 133 Sparks Building,
Responding to research about children and media that has emphasized an analysis of the effects or interpretation by children living in peace zones of fictive violence, nascent literature about children, media and conflict, has instead emphasized an analysis of the effects or interpretation by children living in peace zones of non-fiction violence, or news. In this brownbag I discuss alternative conceptions for the analysis of children, media and conflict based on research I conducted with Palestinian children.
Rock Co-sponsored Event - We Shall Not Be Moved: Women in the Civil Rights Movement Mar 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802,
In the narrative of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement the crucial role of women continues to be too often obscured. Based on her experiences as a staff worker with the student-led Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the South, the production of the 14-hour Eyes on the Prize series, and as co-editor of the memoirs of 52 SNCC female activists in Hands on the Freedom, Ms. Richardson will highlight powerful stories of the strong local leaders--many of them women and young people--who led and sustained the southern movement of the 1960's. Like today's Black Lives Matter activism, women and young people were at the center of that movement.
PSU Research in Africa: Building Synergy within the Community Feb 22, 2016 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM Millennium Science Complex Café Commons,
The Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) and the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) will convene a 2-hour mini-symposium entitled, PSU Research in Africa: Building Synergy within the Community. Yael Warshel will present on the topic of "Becoming Moroccan and/or Saharawi?: Children's Co-Construtions of Citizenship"
The Form that Freedom Takes: Foucault, Ethics, and Governmentality Feb 12, 2016 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802,
When Michel Foucault asserted that “ethics is the considered form that freedom takes when it is informed by reflection,” he was not so much stating a fact as offering a definition. What does that definition mean when considered alongside Foucault’s description of liberalism as both a consumer and producer of freedom? What are the possibilities for ethics so conceived in the midst of global inequality and an increasingly unstable biosphere?
Brown Bag Series: The Ethics of Yoga: - Walt Whitman’s Spiritual Democracy Feb 02, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 133 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802,
The yoga world has been rocked by a number of scandals in recent years. It seems that many teachers of yoga have not heeded the basic ethical guidelines found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, especially the imperative to practice ahimsa, non-harming of others. One might be excused in wondering if yoga has any ethics at all. I believe that yoga can represent an important contribution to contemporary conversations about ethics.
Levinas: a merciless Ethics Oct 26, 2015 from 02:15 PM to 03:45 PM 133 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802,
Empathy, sympathy, and even compassion, are, in different ways, at the core of recent thought in ethics – ethics understood as attention payed to the Other. It is tempting to associate Levinas with this tendency as he once wrote that compassion is ‘the supreme ethical principle’. Yet, strictly speaking, ethics, as Levinas formulated it, is merciless – merciless to the Other and even more merciless to the Self who tries to abide it, (not to mention how merciless the Levinasian text is for its readers.) I will show how Levinas can be at the same time and without contradiction the thinker of a merciless ethics and the thinker who proposes 'compassion' as a core principle for ethics, and I will do so by highlighting the radical renewal of the meaning of compassion in his work.
An Anti-Citizenship Polemic: Immigration, Identity, and Resistance Feb 26, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
2014/2015 Alain Locke fellow Natalie Cisneros will give a lecture on race, immigration, and identity during the 2015 Spring Semester.
Live from the Afrikan Resistance! Jan 17, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Webster's Bookstore Cafe, 133 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801,
El Jones, one of Canada’s hardest hitting poets and Halifax’s controversial Poet Laureate, will perform from her new collection of spoken word, Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
There’s Racism in Canada? Blackness, Race and Racism from a Canadian Perspective Jan 16, 2015 from 03:10 PM to 04:10 PM
Critical Philosophy of Race Symposium from Jan 13, 2014 06:50 PM to Jan 14, 2014 06:50 PM
Africans in the Americas and African Americans in Africa: the Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in the 21st Century Feb 24, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 09:00 PM Heritage Hall, HUB, and Smeal College of Business,
The Department of African and African American Studies, the Africana Research Center, the Smeal College of Business, and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center will be hosting the 37th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association (NYASA). The NYASA, founded in 1967 as the SUNY African Studies Faculty Association, is a non-profit membership association, incorporated as NYASA in 1975, dedicated to advancing the discipline of Africana Studies.
The Cultural Theory of Race: Yet Another Look at Du Bois's 'The Conservation of Races' Feb 20, 2012 from 12:15 PM to 01:15 PM Sparks Building,
Manifestations of Interconnectedness in (Southern?) African Philosophy Nov 11, 2011 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center,
Antjie Krog, internationally acclaimed author of Country of My Skull, is Extraordinary Professor in the Arts Faculty at the University of the Western Cape. Krog, an accomplished Afrikaans poet, became well known as one of the SABC radio journalists who reported on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the mid 1990s. Her best-selling book is an account of her TRC experience, and has recently been followed up by A Change of Tongue,a book that deals with South Africa's recent social and cultural transformation. Both texts are featured on the SA Library's list of the ten most influential books published over the past ten years that focus on issues of democracy.
Reimagining Aesthetic Experience and Beauty Aug 04, 2011 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 101 Osmond Lab,
Speechless: The Language of Existentialism Feb 17, 2011 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM 124 Sparks Building,
Presented by Desirée H. Melton, 2011 Anna Julia Cooper Fellow.
Deadly Medicine: German Doctors and the Nazi State Mar 15, 2010 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
William Meinecke, Jr.
Deadly Medicine: Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race from Feb 16, 2010 06:00 PM to May 02, 2010 06:00 PM
Who Owns the Bones? Pondering the Ethical Issues Surrounding the Recovery and Display of Ancient Human Remains Apr 03, 2008 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Who Owns the Past? An Archaeologist Looks at Stakeholders, Tourism, and Cultural HeritageThis lecture is part of the Who Owns Our Species? Past, Present, Future Lecture Series. Jan 24, 2008 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Difference, Disability, and a Biological Basis for Social Justice Jul 26, 2007 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM 108 Wartik Lab,
Anita Silvers is Secretary/Treasurer of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association and a member of the APA’s Board of Officers
The Racial Contract and Beyond Jul 25, 2007 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM 108 Wartik Lab,
Remembering Enslavement: Ghana Memories of the Slave Trade Mar 23, 2007 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 102 Weaver Building,
Professor Greene is a leading scholar of pre-colonial West African history and a specialist on Ghana. She is the author of Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana (Indiana University Press, 2002); Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe (Heinemann Books, Social History in Africa Series, 1996). She is presently at work on an anthology of primary sources.
Who Cares? Why We Need a New Social Contract Mar 19, 2007 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Africa and Slavery in Context Feb 02, 2007 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 102 Weaver Building ,
The legacies of slavery do remain. The lecture focuses on this legacy, and on the globalization generated by slavery and its aftermath, dwelling on three ideas: how slavery has impacted African history; the continued existence of slavery in the modern world; and the current discussions on new categories of exploitation.
Is Ethical Capitalism an Oxymoron? Jan 29, 2007 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Is Ethical Capitalism an Oxymoron?
"Mexican" for a Decade: Science, Racialization, and the Politics of Classification in the 1930 U.S. Census Dec 07, 2006 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Alexandra Minna Stern is Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Culture at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) which won the 2006 Arthur Viseltear Prize for outstanding book in the history of public health from the American Public Health Association. She has written on the history of science and medicine in the Americas, including essays on the history of U.S. Border Patrol, intelligence testing in Mexico, tropical medicine in Panama, and the forced sterilization of Chicanas in California. Currently she is Co-Principal Investigator on an Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project Grant and has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library for Medicine for her next book on the history of genetic counseling.
Latino Spin: The Battle over Latinos' Public Image Nov 09, 2006 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Arlene Dávila is a cultural anthropologist interested in popular culture, media, cities, and urban culture. She is most interested in Puerto Ricans in the eastern U.S., and Latinos nationwide. She is now examining the so called “mainstreaming” and republicanization” of U.S. Latinos.
The Racial and Gender Dynamics of Being "Foreign" in America Oct 09, 2006 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Slaves' Claims to Family and Property in the Southern Gold Coast and the U.S. South Oct 06, 2006 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 302 Pond Laboratory,
Dylan Penningroth is associate professor of history at Northwestern University. He works on African American history, with special interests in the history of slavery and emancipation, property and family, and African History. He is the recipient of the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians in 2000 as well as the Organization of American Historians' 2004 Avery O. Craven Award for his book, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). He has been appointed an OAH Distinguished Lecturer 2005-2008 and is currently working on a book about African Americans' engagement with law in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century South.
Engaging Latina/o America Reception from Sep 21, 2006 12:00 AM to Jul 02, 2013 12:00 AM Zoller Gallery Breezeway, Visual Arts Building,
This series of public lectures explores critical issues shaping the field of Latina/o Studies today.
Why are HIV rates so high in Africa? And what does this have to do with human rights? Apr 10, 2006 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Nazi Medicine and the Legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial Apr 03, 2006 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Evolution of the Market Economy in West Africa Mar 31, 2006 from 04:15 PM to 05:15 PM
Joseph E. Inikori is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History Department, University of Rochester. He was formerly Chairman of the History Department at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. He is the author of Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), which won the 2003 American Historical Association’s Leo Gershoy Award for “the most outstanding work in English on any aspect of the field of 17th- and 18th-century western European history,” and the 2003 African Studies Association’s Herskovits Award
The Nuremberg Medical Trial and the Origins of Informed Consent Jan 30, 2006 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Continued Notes from a Medium Brown Girl Nov 07, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM HUB–Robeson Center Auditorium,
Rethinking Slave Emancipation in the United States Sep 30, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 102 Chambers Building,
"Race," Genomics, and Health Apr 14, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Charmaine Royal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health (Division of Medical Genetics) and Director of the GenEthics Unit in the National Human Genome Center at Howard University. Dr. Royal received her B.S. in Microbiology, M.S. in Genetic Counseling, and Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Howard University. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Bioethics and Special Populations Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Jihad: Holy War, Just War, or Terrorism? Apr 08, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
jihad with either holy war or terrorism cannot be supported in the broad mainstream of Muslim understandings of jihad, both historical and contemporary. Instead, the jihad tradition has much more in common with the Western just war tradition than it does with holy war or terrorism.
To Die For: Gender, Suicide, and Moral Personhood in a South Asian Village Mar 17, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 102 Kern Building,
Jeanne Marecek is William Rand Kenan Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College. She is a member of the Gender Studies Program and the Asian Studies Program. She earned her M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Yale University. She has been particularly interested in developing post-positive approaches in psychology. She has been studying suicide and self-harm in Sri Lanka for 15 years. She currently serves as president of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
Establishing a Native American Genetic Research Program: The Role of the International Biological Program Feb 15, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Margot Iverson is a doctoral candidate in the Program in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota. Her lecture will feature a discussion on The International Biological Program.
"Freedom is a good thing but it means a dearth of slaves": Twentieth Century Solutions to the Abolition of Slavery Feb 11, 2005 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn,
Jihad and Islamic History Oct 29, 2004 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This talk analyzes four constructions of the "lesser jihad," that is jihad as warfare, in an attempt to provide some context for the concept of jihad within the Islamic religious tradition. After an initial overview of the key events and persons from the Prophet's lifetime, I will explore two classical and two modern interpretations of war in more detail, including Osama bin Laden's use of traditional texts to justify terrorist acts.
Making Money in the Caribbean: Slavery and Aristocratic Wealth Oct 01, 2004 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
James Walvin has taught at the University of York for many years. He was Distiniguished Professor in the Humanities at William and Mary. Walvin is published widely on slavery and modern social history and is currently writing a history of the Caribbean.
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning Sep 13, 2004 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 129 Waring Commons,
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy Apr 16, 2004 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 112 Chambers Building,
Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves, the U.S. sister organization of Anti-Slavery International (the world's oldest human rights organization), and professor of sociology at the University of Surrey Roehampton in London as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the International Cocoa Initiative
Critical Race Feminism: A Legal Approach to Questions of Race and Gender Mar 01, 2004 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 102 Kern Building,
Who Acts? Reflections on Identity, Selfhood, and Autonomous Agents Feb 27, 2004 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 158 Willard,
Universal Design of the Built Environment: The New Paradigm Nov 21, 2003 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,
Laurie Ringaert is an internationally known researcher, author, educator and consultant in universal design. She is the Director of the Center for Universal Design in Raleigh, North Carolina and is the Principal Investigator for the RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment: Raleigh.
Disability and Democracy Nov 04, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Witnessing Ethics Oct 30, 2003 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Nittany Lion Inn, Boardroom 1,
Responsible Science from Jul 21, 2003 04:00 PM to Jul 21, 2004 05:00 PM 108 Wartik,
Lynn Hankinson Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington where she teaches courses in the history and philosophy of science, and in feminist philosophy. She is the author of Who Knows: From Quine to Feminist Empiricism (Temple 1990) and co-author with Jack Nelson of On Quine (Wadsworth 2001). She has edited a special issue of Synthese (1995) devoted to Feminism and Science and is co-editor with Alison Wylie of a special issue of Hypatia devoted to Feminist Science Studies (Jan. 2004). She is co-editor with Jack Nelson of Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science (Kluwer 1996) and Feminist Interpretations of W.V. Quine (Penn State 2003). She and Jack enjoy sailing on Puget Sound.
Alain Locke's "New Negro" and the New Negroes: Of False Manifestoes and Canon Formation Mar 21, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
From Racism to Race and Back: The Strange Career of a Historical Crime Mar 20, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This Breaking the Silence Lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History presented by Barbara J. Fields, Professor of History, Columbia University.
Disability and the Holocaust: a History Revealed--a Film and Panel Discussion Oct 07, 2002 from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Simi Linton founded Disability/Arts in order to work with artists and cultural institutions to help shape the presentation of disability in the arts, and to increase the representation of works by disabled artists. She is the author of numerous articles on disability studies and disability and the arts, and the book, Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity (New York University Press, 1998). She is also a founder and the co-director of the Disability Studies Project, a curriculum development project at Hunter College.
Racial and Ethnic Complexities in US American Life: Implications for African-Americans Oct 03, 2002 from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
I explore changing demographics in the US of A and what the consequences might be for African Americans in terms of how we wrestle with issues of social justice, alliances with persons of other racial and/or ethnic groups, etc. New complexities are generating need for reconsiderations and altered practices.
Revisiting the American Dilemma after the Cold War Mar 14, 2002 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

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