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The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking would like to invite you to an exciting event being hosted in conjuntion with the Global Livingston Institute, the Payson Graduate Program in Global Develpment and the International Development Program at Tulane's Department of Political Science. Dr.

Professor W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is a world-famous figure in the fields of art history and visual media. His work is primarily focused on the interplay of vision and language in art, literature, and media, and the subjects of his books and articles range from general problems in the theory of representation to specific issues in cultural politics and political culture.

Shari Rabin is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston.  She will be giving a lecture entitled "How Frontier Jews Made American Judaism".  Rabin is winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award for her book Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-century America.

2019 Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture Casey Reas: Earthly Delights

Please join the Murphy Institute for a lecture by award-winning author and Yale professor Hélène Landemore.

Hélène Landemore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Dr. Shelton is a broadly-trained human geographer working at the intersection of digital geographies, critical GIS and urban geography. His research focuses on how urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through data. In particular, he is interested in how data can be used to produce alternative understandings of urban socio-spatial inequalities that challenge the stigmatization of certain people and places. 

Life without Lead examines the social, political and environmental dimensions of a devastating lead poisoning epidemic. Drawing from a political ecology of health perspective, Daniel Renfrew situates the Uruguayan lead contamination crisis in relation to neoliberal reform, globalization, and the resurgence of the political Left in Latin America. He traces the rise of an environmental social justice movement and the local and transnational circulation of environmental ideologies and contested science.

The next Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series event will feature former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, and be moderated by Tulane professor of history, Walter Isaacson. They will discuss nationalism, populism, and Albright’s new book, Fascism: A Warning. A Q&A will follow the discussion, and there will be a post-event book signing.

This event is free and open to the public.


Dimitry Shumsky, Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University will give a lecture entitled: "Beyond the Nation-State: The Idea of National Self-Determination in Zionism Before 1948".

Join us for Space and Time in the Brain, the inaugural Tulane Brain Institute Distinguished Lecture featuring Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, Edvard Moser. Dr. Moser is the 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM Reception to Follow Kendall Cram Lecture Hall Lavin - Bernick Center for University Life Tulane University 6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118