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Joel Kaminsky is the Morningstar Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion at Smith College. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has been a Visiting Professor at Duke, Harvard, and Yale Divinity School.

He is the author of numerous books, edited collections, and articles, including The Hebrew Bible for Beginners: A Jewish and Christian Introduction and Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election.

Translational Science Grand Rounds: “The Evolution of a Revolution”

The panel will include two presentations: “The new pattern of democratic crisis in Brazil and Argentina”, by Leornardo Avritzer (UFMG, Brazil), and “The Brazilian 2013 Protests: identity, repertoire and democracy”, by Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça (UFMG, Brazil).

Agnes Callard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Her primary research interests include ancient philosophy, moral psychology, and ethics.

E. Patrick Johnson will perform and read from Honeypot:  Black Southern Women Who Love Women followed by a moderated discussion.  This is part of the School of Liberal Arts Dean's Speaker Series and Amistad Research Center's Conversations in Color.

The Hans B. Jonassen lecture will take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 in 102 Jones Hall at 4:15pm. A coffee reception will begin at 4:00pm. The lecturer this year is John Gladysz who is currently a distinguished Professor of Chemistry and holds a Dow Chair in Chemical Invention at Texas A&M University. He has authored over 400 papers and patents, and his research spans a wide range of problems in the general areas of synthetic and mechanisitc organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Mario Small, Harvard University

Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality

In the face of life-threatening news, how do we reevaluate and transform our lives? Starting in 2005, Northwestern professor of Sociology and African American Studies Celeste Watkins-Hayes spent more than a decade documenting the experiences of over 100 women living with HIV/AIDS in Chicago and beyond.

December 6, 3:00pm at Jones Hall Greenleaf Room – Yonatan Lupu, Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will present “Targeting in Armed Conflict and Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis in Ukraine.” 

On Friday, November 22 at 3 pm in the Jones Hall Greenleaf Room, Professor James Stewart of University of British Columbia will present, "Reincarnating Article 2(4): The Pillage Paradigm."