Stanley Fish will deliver the 25th annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression tomorrow night, Thursday, February 18. The title of his talk is, “Micro-aggressions, Trigger Warnings, Cultural ‘Appropriations’ and History: What’s Happening on Campus?” The talk begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.
Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Florida International University; Floersheimer Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School; Emeritus Professor of English and Law at Duke University; and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of English, Criminal Justice and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959, and a MA and PhD from Yale University in 1960 and 1962. He has previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley (1962-74); Johns Hopkins University (1974-85), where he was the Kenan Professor of English and Humanities; and Duke University, where he was Arts and Sciences Professor of English and Professor of Law (1985-1998). From 1993 through 1998 he served as Executive Director of the Duke University Press.
Fish writes regularly on The Huffington Post.
The lecture, named in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, is offered annually and endowed by Leonard S. Halpert ’44. The series is designed to bring to the Wesleyan campus distinguished public figures and scholars with experience and expertise in matters related to the First Amendment and freedom of expression.
Please join us this Wednesday for a talk and book signing event with Emma Sky, an international development expert and peace activist who was initially opposed to the war in Iraq, but later became a high profile advisor to the US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Talk and Book Signing
Wednesday, September 30th
7:00 pm, PAC 001
Emma Sky is Director of Yale World Fellow and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, where she teaches Middle East Politics. Sky served as Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq between 2003 and 2004, and as an advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq from 2007 to 2010. She was also an advisor to the US Security Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in 2005, and advisor to the Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2006. Sky is the author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq.
EARTH DAY EVENTS:
Tuesday, April 21 – NOON – Guest Speaker Gregg Mitman – Exley Science Center, Room 058
EARTH DAY TALK WITH GREGG MITMAN – FORGOTTEN PATHS OF EMPIRE
RSVP FOR FREE LUNCH to Vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu
Please join us for the fifth and last of this year’s lectures on Fundamental Concepts in Theory, sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Eirene Visvardi (Classical Studies) will bear us to the threshold of UTOPIA at 4:30 on Wednesday, April 8, in Downey 113.
The full schedule of lectures is available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/theory/html_email/spr15_five_fundamental_concepts.html Videos of the semester’s lectures are available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/theory/In%20Theory%20Lecture%20Videos.html
Please join us for the fourth and penultimate of this year’s lectures on Fundamental Concepts in Theory, sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Amy Tang (American Studies and English) considers DIFFERENCE at 4:30 on Wednesday, March 25, in Downey 113.
The full schedule of lectures is available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/theory/html_email/spr15_five_fundamental_concepts.html
Today at 4:30 p.m., Isaac Martin will talk about his recent book
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. with coffee and cookies
Public Affairs Center, Room 422
Sponsored by Sociology, Division II, and Allbritton
Isaac William Martin is professor of sociology at the University of California – San Diego. He is the author of Foreclosed America (Stanford University Press, 2015) with Christopher Niedt; Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent (Oxford University Press, 2013); and The Permanent Tax Revolt: How the Property Tax Transformed American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2008). He is editor of The New Fiscal Sociology: Comparative and Historical Studies of Taxation (Cambridge University Press, 2009), with Ajay K. Mehrotra and Monica Prasad, and After the Tax Revolt: California’s Proposition 13 at 30 (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2009) with Jack Citrin. He is the recipient of a Charles Tilly Book Award (2014), a Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association (2014), a Douglas R. Maines Narrative Research Award (2012), and a President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association.
Please join us on
Friday, 27 March at 4:15 p.m.
21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture
Reception to follow!
This year’s speaker is Dr. Cheryl LaRoche of the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. An award-winning archaeologist and historian, Dr. LaRoche teaches in the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland and has been influential in the archaeology of African American sites. She uses powerful interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary rubrics in her work to define and to reclaim 19th century African American cultural landscapes and their relationships to the Underground Railroad. Her scholarship and practice combines law, history, oral history, archaeology, geography and material culture and she has been honored for her exemplary work in the field of African American archaeology. A project historian for the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, she also has worked closely with National Park Service, the National Forest Service, the African Meeting Houses in Boston and Nantucket, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, and a number of other vital historical sites and projects.