For the second program on climate change, sociologist and author of “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence,” Christian Parenti, will explore the subject from an economic and geopolitical perspective, showing how climate crises destabilize regions and their political structures.
In David Morris’ influential book, “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” the former infantry officer turned journalist embedded with U.S. military forces during the Iraqi War recounts his struggle to understand and recover from the debilitating mental injury known as PTSD.
James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education: The feminist writer and scholar Sara Ahmed conducts research at the intersection of feminist, queer and race studies, exploring how bodies and worlds take shape, and how power is secured and challenged in daily life as well as in institutional cultures.
Norman Ornstein is an American Enterprise Institute scholar and keen observer of the American political system. In his last two books, co-authored with Thomas Mann, Ornstein takes us on a historical journey to identify the roots of decline in the quality of Congressional governance, illustrates how the “politics of extremism” was born and how its […]
When the university established this lecture in 1989, its goal was to commemorate not only the Holocaust but also to address its broader implications for other instances of systematic persecution, mass murder and genocide. The historian Crystal Feimster, who specializes in the study of racial and sexual violence in America, will address one of the […]
He was the little blonde-haired boy in the iconic picture of children being liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp. He was one of the lucky few who made it out alive. But it was many decades later that Michael Bornstein discovered just how incredibly lucky he had been. In his memoir, “Survivors Club: The True […]