Fall 2014 Events
Speaker: Alan Karras (University of California, Berkeley)
Title: "Smugglers, Pirates, and States: History and Political Economy in 'Glocal'
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk
Location: River Room, University Center
Co-Sponsors: History, International Studies, Political Science
Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Paul Stevens (University of Toronto)
Title: "Churchill's War Horse: Children's Literature and the Pleasures of War"
Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk
Location: University Center Theater
Spring 2014 Events
Thursday, March 20
Free Markets and the Modern Political Scene
Stephen Moore reads today's political environment in light of his advocacy of free-market policies.
Mr. Moore is a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer at the Wall
Street Journal. He was the founder and former president of the Club for Growth, which
raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He
has served as president of the Free Enterprise Fund, as a senior economist on the
Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation,
and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens
of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the
National Economic Commission in 1987 and research director for President Reagan's
Commission on Privatization. He is the author of five books, most recently Bullish
on Bush: How the Ownership Society Is Making America Richer.
His lecture is co-sponsored by Nationwide Financial, Young America's Foundation, the
Department of Economics, the William N. Morris Chair of Excellence, and the Department
of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate.
Thursday, April 3
Telling Stories: The Art and Craft of Narrative History
Hampton Sides returns to his native Memphis to read from his work and discuss the possibilities
for narrative writing in the digital age. The award-winning author will talk about
his inspirations, his writing process, and his hopes for reinvigorating the narrative
tradition despite the hostility leveled at narrative history by some academic historians.
In the end, he argues, the secret to making people care about their history comes
down to two words: Tell stories.
Mr. Sides is the author of six books, including Ghost Soldiers, a World War II narrative
which sold over a million copies, was translated into a dozen foreign languages, and
was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. His book Blood and Thunder,
about the life and times of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of
the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine. He is an editor-at-large for Outside Magazine
and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire,
Preservation, and Men's Journal. His work has been twice nominated for National Magazine
Awards for feature writing.
He visits Memphis on the eve of the forty-sixth anniversary of the assassination of
Martin Luther King, a particularly appropriate date given his latest book: Hellhound
on His Trail, a riveting account of the assassination and the international manhunt
for James Earl Ray. The New York Times bestseller, in the words of critic Janet Maslin,
is "spellbinding...bold, dynamic, unusually vivid."
His lecture is co-sponsored by the River City Writers Series, the Department of History,
and the Department of Journalism.
Thursday, April 17
Radical Life on the Mississippi: A Global History of the American Civil War
Andrew Zimmerman suggests just how international our national history is. He focuses on the Civil
War – the most American of international revolutions. European, Caribbean, Latin American,
and African histories influenced, and were influenced by, the war over slavery in
the United States.
Dr. Zimmerman highlights the international currents at work in the states around the
Mississippi River during the Civil War. When war came to this region in 1861, the
struggle between secession and union was joined by revolutionary socialist émigrés
from Europe, African American rebels against slavery, and evangelical anti-slavery
fighters from "Bleeding Kansas." These groups helped create a winning "war-by-emancipation"
strategy for the Union Army by building on international experiences of armed struggle
against slavery, against aristocracy, against capitalism, and for a wide range of
secular and religious ideas of a just society. At the same time, some slaveholders
sought to be as international in their defense of slavery as these opponents, and
looked to the top-down, conservative socialisms of Napoleon III in France and Robert
Owen in Britain, as well as to their own Caribbean and Latin American slaveholding
counterparts, to modernize the ideologies and institutions of slavery.
Dr. Zimmerman is Professor of History at the George Washington University. He is the
author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany and Alabama in Africa:
Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South.
His address is co-sponsored by the interdisciplinary student group Transcending Boundaries.
Thursday, February 20
Race-girl: How an Artist Tackled a Touchy Subject, and How It Tackled Her
damali ayo explores race relations from her unique perspective as a visual artist and author.
She reflects on how racism has shaped her community, the larger national conversation,
and her own health and artistic voice.
Ms. ayo is the author of How to Rent a Negro, an unflinching satire about race relations,
and Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America, of which the activist
Tim Wise praises, "damali is a brilliant humorist, and this ironic romp through post-racial
America is pure genius." This celebrated artist and expert storyteller has written
for such publications as Harpers, Village Voice, Redbook, and the Chicago Tribune.
She is a frequent guest on public radio who has appeared on television programs ranging
from Book TV to The O'Reilly Factor, and her artistic pieces have appeared in a variety
of exhibits, including RACE: Are We So Different?, which will be concurrently showing
at the Pink Palace Museum.
Her talk is part of a community-wide series of lectures throughout Memphis in conjunction
with the Pink Palace's exhibit on race. (See http://www.memphismuseums.org/exhibit-15001/). The lecture is co-presented by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
and additionally sponsored by the Program in African and African American Studies.
Thursday, February 6
The Lessons of the New Deal: Has Obama Learned the Right Ones?
Anthony Badger asks why President Barack Obama was unable to turn the economic emergency of 2009
into a New-Deal style political success. As in 1933, a charismatic president had succeeded
a discredited president at a time of economic crisis and with resounding majorities
in Congress. Obama and his advisers explicitly looked to FDR's New Deal for policy
models. The Democrats gained seats in the mid-term elections of 1934 and FDR won a
landslide re-election in 1936. But Obama lost his commanding majority in the Senate
in January 2010 and lost control of the House in the mid-term elections of 2010. He
was narrowly re-elected in 2012 but failed to regain control of the House, where the
Republicans continue to stymie attempts to secure a bi-partisan agreement on measures
to tackle the budget deficit.
Did Obama learn the right lessons from the New Deal? Can he learn from FDR's unhappy
Dr. Badger is Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University and
Master of Clare College. His books on the New Deal include local case studies about
North Carolina as well as a grand overview, The New Deal: The Depression Years 1933-1940.
He returned to the subject of the New Deal in his 2008 book FDR: The First Hundred
Days, which The Observer described as a "slim, brilliant volume" that was "top of
the political class's reading list on both sides of the Atlantic at Christmas."
His address is the Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History.
Fall 2013 Events
The Department of Biological Sciences and The Marcus Orr
Center for the Humanities presents
The Quest to Discover the Structure of DNA
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of perhaps the most important scientific advance in modern
times: the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D. Watson and Francis Crick.
This discovery was the culmination of a century-long quest to understand how heredity
works. The story of this quest will be told in a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings
during November at the University of Memphis. more information
The events below are on Thursday evenings at the University Center Theatre (UNLESS
OTHERWISE NOTED). Receptions begin at 5:30 p.m., and the lectures start at 6:00 p.m.
Convenient and affordable parking is available next door at the Zach Curlin Parking
Thursday, November 21
British Israelism: Three Centuries of a Forgotten History
CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT:
Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive, Room 136 (directly across from the
University Holiday Inn on Central Ave.) Convenient parking in Fogelman Executive Center
Achsah Guibbory explores the idea of England as "Israel," God's elect nation, over the course of
three centuries and spanning across Britain, Palestine, and America.
The idea emerged in the seventeenth century, as the Hebrew Bible with its narratives
of Israel was used to construct England's national identity, though the idea was contested
by more radical religious sects like the Quakers, who emerged in the 1650s and resisted
identifying God's people with any nation. It traveled to New England in the seventeenth
century, but also developed into a full-fledged "British Israel" ideology in nineteenth
century Britain. The Church Mission to the Jews and other British missionaries worked
to convert Jews not just in England but in Europe, the Middle East, and Palestine.
"British Israelism" flourished in the years between World War I and World War II.
But Anglo-Israelite attitudes towards Jews could be complicated, and the relations
between Christian and Jew fluid. Did Christian Israel simply replace Jewish Israel?
Or were the Jews recoverable? Could a Christian perhaps find himself losing his Christian
identity, even becoming a "Jew"?
Dr. Guibbory is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College. Her
most recent book, Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in Seventeenth-century England,
is about how English people used the Hebrew Bible to imagine and construct their Christian
(Protestant) identity and the identity of the nation.
Her address is the Department of English's Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture.
Thursday, November 7
Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability
Peter Dauvergne explores why big-brand companies like Walmart, Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's are
now competing surprisingly hard to position themselves as "sustainability leaders"
– adopting farsighted goals and driving change through core operations and global
On the surface the prospects appear enticing. Governments and advocacy groups are
eagerly partnering to lend the companies credibility. Yet, as Dr. Dauvergne reveals,
big-brand sustainability is bringing new and perhaps even greater dangers for people
and the planet.
In a compelling account rich with intriguing evidence and important warnings, he exposes
how brand companies are taking over the concept of sustainability for "eco-business":
turning it into a tool to enhance corporate control and growth, as well as project
an image of corporate responsibility. In a globalizing world economy fraught with
volatility and risks, eco-business is proving highly valuable for business, but fundamentally
limits the potential for deeper solutions – ones that challenge and transform rather
than reinforce and legitimize mass retail and discount consumerism.
Dr. Dauvergne is an award-winning author, Professor of International Relations, and
Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia.
His talk is based on his book Eco-Business, which was published in 2013 by MIT Press
and coauthored with Jane Lister. His previous books include Paths to a Green World
(with Jennifer Clapp), The Shadows of Consumption, Loggers and Degradation in the
Asia-Pacific, and Shadows in the Forest.
His lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Program
in International Studies.
Thursday, October 24
Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988
Kevin Mumford outlines a new framework for understanding the past of African American gay men.
Just before the full brunt of the AIDS crisis, a creative and courageous brotherhood
of activists, writers, and artists joined together in local organizations, churches,
and clubs to make their own history.
The subject of black gay men has been shrouded in secrecy or deemed too controversial.
Even today, African American history textbooks ignore the contributions of black gay
men. The recent push for gay marriage has pushed sexual equality into the center of
debate, and yet LGBT scholarship continues to marginalize people of color. How were
black gay men viewed, and how did they identify? Where did black gay men find community,
and what did they experience? What did black gay men want, and how did they achieve
Dr. Mumford describes how conceptions of respectable masculinity influenced the emergence
of black gay identities, arguing that the sexual revolution stimulated defensiveness
or homophobia, as well as increased erotic freedom in black America. He also looks
at the lives of key, understudied activists to explore the intricate intersections
among community, politics, and identity.
Dr. Mumford is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His books include Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in
the Early Twentieth Century and Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America.
He is currently at work on a book about African American gay activism and cultural
His lecture is the keynote address of the 15th annual conference sponsored by the
Graduate Association of African American History. It is co-sponsored by the Program
in African and African American Studies, the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social
Change, the Department of History and Public Service Funding.
Thursday, October 10
Digitize and Democratize: Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future
Robert Darnton argues that in the current digital environment, books and libraries are more important
than ever. Their importance will increase as we design the digital future—if only
we can get right.
What is the future of books and libraries? One path leads through excessive commercialization,
which means that in the long run, the public will cease to have access to most of
the material that belongs in the public domain. Another path is to democratize access
to knowledge. The Digital Public Library of America, which went online on April 18,
exemplifies the possibilities of democratization. It is a distributed network of digitized
collections from research libraries scattered across the U.S., and it aims to make
America's cultural heritage available, free of charge, to all Americans and in fact
to everyone in the world.
Dr. Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University
Library at Harvard. Among his honors are a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a National
Book Critics Circle Award, election to the French Legion of Honor, and the National
Humanities Medal conferred by President Obama in February 2012. He has written and
edited many books, including The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural
History, The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Prerevolutionary France, and The Case for Books.
His lecture is co-sponsored by the Helen Hardin Honors Program, the Phi Kappa Phi
Honor Society, the Department of English, and the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment and
the Spence L. Wilson Chair at Rhodes College.The next morning at 9:00 am, at Blount
Auditorium at Rhodes College, Dr. Darnton will comment on a panel about "The Past
and Future of the Book," featuring Lukas Erne of the University of Geneva and Michael
Witmore of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Thursday, September 26
The Banjo: Roots, Routes, and Ideas About "America"
Laurent DuBois uses the tale of one instrument to illustrate a fascinating global history.
Today, the banjo's sound is synonymous with country, folk, and bluegrass. For many,
it is the quintessential American instrument. Its origin, though, lies in Africa,
in various instruments featuring skin drum heads and gourd bodies. Slaves fashioned
them into the modern version in the colonial Caribbean and North America in the 18th
century. It was from the world of the plantations that it ultimately moved into the
minstrel music of the 19th century, finding its place in a range of performance styles
including ragtime, jazz, string-band music, and later folk and bluegrass.
This lecture explores the traces of this process, arguing that the banjo offers a
powerful way to understand the broader processes of exchange, crossings, and creolization
in the Atlantic world and the Americas. By listening and watching the banjo, we get
a different perspective on the idea of "America," one that emphasizes the ways in
which our culture has been shaped by constant crossings between Africa, the Caribbean,
and North America over the past centuries.
Dr. DuBois is the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History and the
Director of the Center for French & Francophone Studies at Duke University. His books
include Haiti: The Aftershocks of History; Avengers of the New World: The Story of
the Haitian Revolution; and Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France.
His address is the Sesquicentennial Lecture in History. It will feature a special
performance by Randal Morton, former National Banjo Champion.
Fall 2011 Events and Lectures
September 8: "The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution,
and the Legacy of the 1960s"
With the rise of the Chinese Cultural Revolution inspired by communist leader Mao
Zedong, China became a place of interest for international thinkers. The French took
special notice of these winds from the East. Dr. Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor
of History at CUNY Graduate Center, shows how French students and intellectuals, inspired
by their perceptions of the Cultural Revolution and motivated by idealistic hopes,
began grassroots social movements aimed at renewing French culture. But he also explains
how the Mao cult in Paris had little to do with a real understanding of Chinese politics.
Instead, it served as a vehicle for the transformation of French thought, society,
and politics. Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center
September 27, October 4, October 5, October 6, October 11: Tournees French Film Festival
The Tournées Festival showcases new French films. It is made possible with the support
of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture
as well as Public Service Funds at The University of Memphis. All movies will be shown
in the University Center Movie Theater at 7:00 p.m. with free admission.
Tuesday September 27, 2011: Des Dieux et des Hommes
Tuesday October 4, 2011: Un Prophète
Wednesday October 5, 2011: Deux de la Vague
Thursday October 6, 2011: Potiche
Tuesday October 11, 2011: L'Illusioniste
Wednesday, October 12, 2011: ENCORE PRESENTATION OF Des Dieux et des Hommes
October 27-28: "The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock n' Roll"
October 27: The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities hosts this joint event with
the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College. It will focus on the "Chitlin'
Circuit," a series of venues that in the midst of racial segregation accommodated
some of America's greatest African-American soul and blues performers from the 1930s
through the 1960s. Journalist Preston Lauterbach will deliver the keynote lecture
based on his new book, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll. Reception
at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center Theater.
November 1: David Dorfman Dance
Renowned University of Connecticut Dance Professor David Dorfman brings "Prophets
of Funk" to campus, to be preceded by an informance by Professor Dorfman. Informance
at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Theatre Entertainment Lobby with a reception to follow. Performance
at 7:30 p.m. Informance is free and open to the public. For tickets to the performance,
please call (901) 678-4164.
November 4: Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"
The Independent has called the 1993 play Arcadia, "the greatest play of our age."
Crafted by the celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard, the play about "landscape architecture,
mathematics, and Lord Byron" comes to campus with an informance by Alistair Windsor,
Professor of Mathematical Sciences, and Jeffrey Scraba, Professor of English. Informance
at 6:00 p.m. in the College of Communications and Fine Arts Lobby with a reception
to follow. Informance is free and open to the public. For tickets to the performance,
please call the box office at (901) 678-2576.
November 10-11: "The King James Bible and the Question of Eloquence"
November 10: Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew Language and Comparative Literature
at the University of California-Berkeley, will deliver the Department of English's
Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture on "The King James Bible and the Question of Eloquence,"
a talk based on his book Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. This
keynote lecture inaugurates a series of events at The University of Memphis and Rhodes
College celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, including panel
and roundtable discussions, a library exhibit, and a musical performance at Rhodes
College. Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center
November 11: Presentations and roundtable discussions on the significance of the 1611
publication of the King James Bible by Brian Cummings, Hannibal Hamlin, Ena Heller,
Naomi Tadmor, and Vincent Wimbush, with a response by Robert Alter. At Rhodes College
Blount Auditorium, 1:00-5:00 p.m. http://rhodes.edu/1611
RE-FIGURING BEING HUMAN
Spring 2010 Events and Lectures
Why Anticolonialism Wasn't a Human Rights Movement
January 22 | 3:00 pm Lecture | 4:30 Reception | Rose Theater Entertainment Lobby
A Lecture by Samuel Moyn, Columbia University
Recently, American historians have invented a new field called the history of human
rights. Their attitude towards decolonization is that it advanced human rights and
is therefore part of the story of the concept's morally uplifting implications and
slow advance through the present. This talk, in contrast and by way of response, starts
from the fact that few anticolonialist activists after World War II invoked the new
human rights idea, though decolonization was exploding in the very moment of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Professor Moyn will discuss the incongruities
and disjunctures at work here before moving on to address the effect of the rise of
new states on the United Nations human rights program. This talk is drawn from his
larger book, appearing in September as The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard
Blacks, Jews, Civil Rights: Conflict and Communion
February 11 | 6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture | Location TBA
A Lecture by Eric Sundquist, Foundation Professor of Literature, UCLA
At least through the civil rights era, blacks and Jews often joined together in combating
the discrimination that kept both groups on the margins of the democratic nation.
Their ambiguous brotherhood as activists, polemicists, and writers defined the promise
of equality, even as their differing goals and opportunities led to conflict and estrangement
over the very meaning of equality.
Dayton to Dover: Darwinism on Trial, Then and Now
March 16 | 6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture | U C Theatre
A Lecture by Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Americans have been battling over the issue of teaching evolution in public schools
since the 1920s. The passage of Tennessee’s 1925 Anti-Evolution Law, followed by the
so-called Tennessee Monkey Trial, set the stage for the ongoing controversy. It continues
today in battles over the pace of Creation Science and Intelligent Design in the curriculum.
This lecture traces the history of this debate from the Tennessee statehouse in the
Twenties to the courthouses and schoolrooms of today.
Fall 2009 Events and Lectures
Keeping the Child In Mind: A conference about Philosophy for Children
September 11 | 4:00 pm | Mitchell Hall Auditorium
Conference Keynote: Gareth Matthews, Just Think About That! Growing Up Philosophically
Reception | 6-9 pm | 1016 Audobon Drive
September 12 | 8:30-6:00 pm | PanHellenic Building 100
Featuring: Jana More Lone (Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children and University of Washington), Claire Katz (Texas A&M), David Kennedy (Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children and Montclair State University),
Steven Becton (Facing History and Ourselves), Michael Burroughs (U of Memphis), Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke Collge), Dan Pozmanter (Education to Empower), Rafael Rondon (Sacred Heart Catholic School), Matthew Lexow (University of Memphis) For a complete program, check here.
October 7 and 26: Being Jewish in France: A Two Part Series
October 7 | 6:00 pm | Jewish Community Center 6560 Poplar Avenue
Screening: Comme un juif en France
Lecture by Professor Lisa Moses Leff: “Rescue or Theft? The Postwar Transfer of French-Jewish Archives to the US and the
Creation of French Jewish History”
October 26 | 7:00 pm | Rhodes College Buckman Hall
November 3 | 6:00 pm | Rose Theater
Lifting the Veil on Iran: On Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
Featuring Lily Afshar and Danny Postel
North American Sartre Society conference
November 19 | 7:30 pm | Brooks Museum
Staging: Sartre's No Exit
November 20 | 9-8:15 pm | Panhellenic Building
November 21 | 9-4 pm | Panhellenic Building
- Conference Panels 9-5:25
- Reception 5:30-6:30
- Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason at 50 (featuring Robert Bernasconi, Thomas Flynn, Ronald Aronson 6:45-8:15)
November 21 | 5:15-7:30 pm | National Civil Rights Museum
- Annie Cohen-Solal, "Sartre's Representation of the United States Considered in Light of the Obama Era"
- Robert JC Young, "Sartre and Postcolonialism"
2008-2009 Lecture Series
|Tuesday, September 2
Fogelman Executive Center
|MOLLY CALDWELL CROSBY
The American Plague: Yellow Fever's Impact on Memphis, History, and Its Implications
for the Future
|RICHARD WRIGHT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
|Thursday, October 2
Fogelman Executive Center
|Friday, October 3
Fogelman Executive Center
JOYCE ANN JOYCE
Panel Discussion on Richard Wright
|Friday, October 3
Fogelman Executive Center
Performing Richard Wright
|Thursday, November 20
Fogelman Executive Center
A Short History of The American Stomach
Fall Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture
|Thursday, January 29
Fogelman Executive Center
Vulnerability, Survivability: The Political Affects of War
Spring Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture
|Week of February 2
Author of Fast Food Nation
River City Writers Series
|Thursday, February 26
Fogelman Executive Center
When Killers Become Victims: Anti-Semitism and Its Critics
|THE BENJAMIN L. HOOKS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE SCHOLARS IN CRITICAL RACE STUDIES
|Friday, April 3
||REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT
|Saturday, April, 4
||The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today
2007-2008 Lecture Series
|Wednesday, September 5
Fogelman Executive Center
|Dr. Eboo Patel
"The Struggle for Identity: A
Commitment to Pluralism"
|Monday, September 24
Mitchell Hall Auditorium
|Dr. Robert Michael
"Holy Hatred: Christian Antisemitism and the Holocaust"
|Monday, October 29
Fogelman Executive Center
|Dr. Ronald Aronson
"Living Without God: The New Athiests"
|Friday, November 30
Mitchell Hall Auditorium
|Dr. Robert Bernasconi
Dr. Jim Farr
"Locke, Liberalism and Slavery"
|Friday, January 18, 2008
"Martin in Memphis: King's Last Campaign and Its meaning for Today"
|Monday, February 25, 2008
136 Fogelman Exec. Center
"Comparing Genocides: The Holocaust and Contemporary Genocide in Historical Perspective"
|Thursday and Friday March 27-28, 2008
Keynote: National Civil Rights Museum, March 27, 6:00 PM | Conference: Fogleman Exec.
Center, March 28.
|Scholars in Critical Race Studies Conference:
Global Civil Rights
"Neoliberalizing Race in the Age of Globalization"
Keynote: David Theo Goldberg
|Wednesday, April 2, 2008
"Martin Luther King, Jr. and Global Civil Rights"