Humanities Institute

September 23, 2016

Building Community in an Age of Increasing Anxiety and Polarization

John A. Powell writes and speaks extensively on a number of issues related to racial justice, poverty, opportunity-based housing, voting rights, racial and ethnic identity, spirituality and social justice, and […]

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August 31, 2016

A Conversation about Syrian Refugees with Lina Sergie Attar

Lina Sergie Attar is the co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation. She is a Syrian-American architect and writer from Aleppo. She co-developed Karam’s Innovative Education initiatives: the creative therapy and […]

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Representing and Defending Political Activists in U.S. Courts in the Age of Terrorism

Michael Deutsch will discuss the emergence of Federal and State “terrorism” laws, including sentencing enhancements, special court secrecy and security procedures and the use of Grand Jury inquisitions which target […]

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August 26, 2016

Owning Up to American Torture

Within days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some officials in the Bush administration began contemplating the notion that captured suspects might need to be tortured in order to collect “actionable […]

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August 19, 2016

Reporting Conflict in the Arab World

Steve Negus, independent journalist and former Baghdad correspondent will lead a student-only workshop. This workshop is open to all 7C students. Sponsored by The Humanities Institute and Dean of Students. 

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Anticipatory States and the Planetary Perils

Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences at University of Chicago, Joseph Masco will be presenting a lecture on Anticipatory States and Planetary Perils. This program is presented by […]

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The Global War on Terror from the Standpoint of its Victims

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author, most recently, of The Death […]

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April 25, 2016

Native American Resistance and Interventions

This event brings together a panel of notable scholars and leaders from Indian country such as Roberta Cordero, Leo Killsback, Charlotte Cote and Arnold Thomas to address various angles of […]

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April 13, 2016

TO ALL RELATIONS: Movement Workshop with Nobuko Miyamoto

Nobuko Miyamoto creates a safe and sacred space for an experiential process using, movement, music and playful theater games. In this microcosmic circle, individual creativity opens and group energy emerges. […]

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April 8, 2016

The Invisible Genocide of Native Americans in the 21st Century

Tara Houska is Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation. She is a tribal rights attorney in Washington, D.C., the National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth, and an advisor to the […]

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