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To Die For: Gender, Suicide, and Moral Personhood in a South Asian Village

When: Mar 17, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Where: 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 To Die For: Gender, Suicide, and Moral Personhood in a South Asian Village - Read More…

Establishing a Native American Genetic Research Program: The Role of the International Biological Program

When: Feb 15, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Where: 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. Establishing a Native American Genetic Research Program: The Role of the International Biological Program - Read More…

"Freedom is a good thing but it means a dearth of slaves": Twentieth Century Solutions to the Abolition of Slavery

When: Feb 11, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Where: Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn

Jihad and Islamic History

When: Oct 29, 2004 at 3:00 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. Jihad and Islamic History - Read More…

Making Money in the Caribbean: Slavery and Aristocratic Wealth

When: Oct 01, 2004 at 3:00 PM
Where: 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. Making Money in the Caribbean: Slavery and Aristocratic Wealth - Read More…

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

When: Sep 13, 2004 at 4:00 PM
Where: 129 Waring Commons

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy

When: Apr 16, 2004 at 3:00 PM
Where: 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 Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy - Read More…

Critical Race Feminism: A Legal Approach to Questions of Race and Gender

When: Mar 01, 2004 at 3:00 PM
Where: 102 Kern Building

Who Acts? Reflections on Identity, Selfhood, and Autonomous Agents

When: Feb 27, 2004 at 4:00 PM
Where: 158 Willard

Universal Design of the Built Environment: The New Paradigm

When: Nov 21, 2003 at 3:00 PM
Where: 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. Universal Design of the Built Environment: The New Paradigm - Read More…