2019-20 Ethics Lecture Series
Nov. 22 | Saba Bazargan-Forward, "Justifying the Beneficiary Pays Principle" Keynote speaker, Philosophy Graduate Conference
Nov. 6 | Anna Popkova and Taylor Koopman, "Populism, Social Media and Democratic Participation"
Oct. 23 | David J. Gunkel
Oct. 10 | Juan Cole, "The Saudi Crisis in the Contemporary Middle East” H. Nicholas Hamner Lecture
Oct. 4 | Ashley Atkins, "Race and the Politics of Loss: Revisiting the Legacy of Emmett Till"
Sep. 20 | Jason Marker, M.D., "If the United States Promised Health Care as a ‘Right,’ What Would We REALLY Have to Deliver?" Keynote, 2019 WMU Medical Humanities Conference
Sep. 4 | Bernhard Stahl, "Politics of Denial: Germany's International Responsibility and the Silencing of Mass Atrocities"
2019-20 Humanities Series: Freedom
Feb. 27 | Dr. Edward Montgomery, “Academia and Public Policy: Uneasy Allies or Mortal Enemies”
Feb. 20 | Vivien Sansour, “The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library: A Journey of Reclaiming Life in One of the World's Centers of Diversity - Palestine”
Feb. 21 | Vivien Sansour, Workshop
Feb. 22 | Vivien Sansour, Seed Swap & Story Share
Nov. 15 | Ibram Kendi, "How To Be An Antiracist ”
Nov. 7 | Matthew Fletcher, "The Ghost Road: Anishinaabe Responses to Indian-Hating"
Oct. 28 | Jerry Saltz, "How To Be an Artist; or at least think more freely and creatively about your everyday life"
2018-19 Humanities Series: Truth
Feb. 21 | Mark Nepo, "More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community"
Nov. 8 | Laura Blanchard, "Women Envisioning Women in Contemporary China: Subjectivity, Objectification, and the Problem of Authenticity in Art"
Oct. 30 | Nikole Hannah-Jones, "Race and Education in America"
Sept. 28 | Angela Davis, "Art & Activism: On the Inside Out"
Sept. 25 | Marion Nestle, "Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat"
Sept. 25 | Khalid el-Hakim, "The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide"
2018-19 Ethics Lecture Series
March 12 | Dr. Charlie Kurth, "Should Politicians Be Anxious?"
Feb. 12 | Parker Crutchfield, "Making People Better: Saving Us from Ourselves Through Moral Enhancement"
Feb. 6 | Laura Black, "Engaging Communities in Difficult Conversations: Dialogue, Deliberation, and Engaged Scholarship"
Jan. 29 | Dr. Ron Cisler, "Does Community-Wide Public Health Prevention Work? From Reducing Teen Births to Addressing Today’s Opioid Epidemic"
Nov. 9 | Justin C. Clark, "Plato’s Dialogues of Definition: What is Socrates Looking for?"
Nov. 5 | "Integrating Research Ethics into the High School Science Classroom"
Oct. 24 | Dr. Carla Koretsky, "Invisible Salt and Urban Dead Seas: Who Is Responsible?"
Sept. 25 | Special Exhibit and Follow-up Discussion: "'68: How Far Have We Come?'" Black History 101 Mobile Museum Exhibit Follow-up Discussion"
2017-18 Humanities Series: The Promise of Education
April 18 | Diane Ravitch, "Education Reform and the Promise of Public Education"
April 12 | Danielle Allen, "Inequality, Citizenship, and the Promise of Education"
Feb. 8 | David Denby, "The Humanities in the Age of Demagoguery"
Oct. 19 | Kentaro Toyama, "The Kindling of a Flame: Analogies to Light the Way for Technology in Education"
Sept. 28 | Mark Edmundson, "In Defense of Ideals"
2017-18 Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussions
April 2 | “Educational Equity: From the ‘Kalamazoo Case’ to the ‘Kalamazoo Promise’ and Beyond”
Feb. 28 | “Legal Ethics in the Media”
Jan. 25 | “Where Do You Stand in Times of Trouble?