Speakers and Lectures

October 11, 2016

How Creativity Happens in the Brain – Dr. Arne Dietrich, Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut

What do we really know about creativity? Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Arne Dietrich, author the book ‘How Creativity Happens in the Brain’, separates myth from sound knowledge in easily-understandable language and […]

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October 30, 2015

Andrea Ritchie: Policing Gender, Policing Sex, Policing Race

All too often, the voices and experiences of women of color are absent from public discourse and policymaking around police profiling and brutality. Join us as we explore the ways […]

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October 21, 2015

Notes on the Infrapolitical Worlds of Queer Street Youth

Resistance in the form of traditional politics, such as mobilizing against school policy, immigration, and using social media for civic engagement, do not often work for LGBTQ Latino street youth. […]

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October 16, 2015

“Sensing Grace Jones and Other Sensuous Ways of Knowing”

Dr. Uri McMillan, author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance, extends his genealogies of Black feminist performance, art, and pop culture to address Jamaican-born model-actress-muse-performer Grace […]

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October 15, 2015

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

U.S. black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are twice as likely to die in the first year. Many […]

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On May 24, 2015, thirty prominent women peacemakers, including two Nobel Peace Laureates, made a historic crossing across the DMZ between North and South Korea. The crossing was a wom-en’s […]

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October 6, 2015

Performing Foucault in the 21st Century

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October 5, 2015

Humanities Institute Public Lecture: Beth Richie

“Gender Violence and Anti-Black Racism: Reflections on the problem of Carceral Feminism and the possibilities of Prison Abolition” While the movement to end gender-based violence can claim many successes, this […]

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August 19, 2015

The Founding of Twinrocker Handmade Paper

Twinrocker Papers started the revival of the art of hand papermaking in America in 1971. Now, thirty-five years later, Travis Becker, trained at Twinrocker by Kathryn Clark, will carry Twinrocker […]

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June 30, 2015

Scripps in Residence Panel: Navigating Your Own Path

Five accomplished Scripps alumnae and parents share stories, advice, and wisdom from their own unexpected journeys to success. Panelists include: Stacia Deutsch ’90 New York Times Bestselling children’s book author […]

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