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A lecture on the "single most important political event" in the history of the Modern Middle East.

The Philosophy Club will be hosting a lecture and discussion with Dr. K. Brent Venable on the ethical preferences of artificial intelligence. All people and perspectives are welcome for what is sure to be an interesting and thought provoking discussion. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and there will be free Philosophy Club buttons available for all in attendance.

Violence, Food Insecurity, and Body Desecration: A Bioarchaeological and Isotopic Study of Climate Change and Imperial Decline in the Peruvian Andes

 

Please join us on Friday, March 29, from noon to 3:00 for the Medieval and Early Modern Map Festival!

 

China went online 1994. By 2018, China had an internet population of 770 million. Chinese Internet giants – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (known as BAT) – are among the world’s top 10 Internet companies, rivaling their Western counterparts such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. New initiatives such as “Internet Plus” and “Digital Silk Road” further exemplify the current administration’s technological ambitions, prompting some to predict a bifurcation of the Internet with one part led the U.S. and the other part led by China.

The Feminist Gestures of Jane Campion:  Enjoyment, Lacan, and Female Passion

Inclusive Excellence: Breaking down barriers to success and recognizing your greatest potential

James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University, is an international renowned historian of modern Brazil as well as an activist and public intellectual. His books include Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-century Brazil (Chicago UP, 1999), We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke UP, 2010) and Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke UP, 2018).

Alyssa Walker, a PhD student in the philosophy department, will be leading a discussion on the role of imagination in thought experiments.

Kevin J. O'Brien is Dean of the Humanities and associate professor of Christian ethics at Pacific Lutheran University. He is the author of The Violence of Climate Change:  Lessons of Resistance from Nonviolent Activists and An Ethics of Biodiversity, and coauthor of An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism

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