Spring 2014 Schedule

January 16, 2014
Why Are (Your) Professors Liberal?
Dr. Neil Gross, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia

January 23, 2014
Why Would Anyone Want To Become A Doctor?
Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, author of “What Doctors Feel” and Editor-in-Chief of the “Bellevue Literary Review”

January 30, 2014
Making Monsters: War Crimes and Ordinary Men
James Dawes, Professor of English and Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism, Macalester College

February 6, 2014
The Tangibility of Ancestors: Being in Touch with Spirits on Two Continents
Misty Bastian, Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College

February 13, 2014 Canceled due to severe weather forecast
Galileo Philosopher
Mark Peterson, Professor of Physics and Mathematics on the Alumnae Foundation, Mount Holyoke College

February 20, 2014
Reel Life: Lessons from the World of Documentary Filmmaking
Sean and Andrea Fine, Academy Award winning documentary filmmakers

February 27, 2014
Today’s Struggle for Civil Rights
Michael Eric Dyson, author and Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

March 6, 2014
Thrill of the Chaste: The Secret Life of an Amish Romance Novel
Valerie Weaver Zercher, author and Amish scholar

March 20, 2014
America, Islam, and the Unfinished Dream of Martin Luther King
Omid Safi, Professor of Religion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

March 27, 2014
A Reading with the Fifth Inaugural Poet of the United States
Richard Blanco, poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist

April 3, 2014
Music that Tells a Story
The F&M Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brian Norcross, Conductor

April 10, 2014
Tracking the Militarized Global Sneaker
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor in the International Development, Community, and Environment Department, Clark University

April 17, 2014
Emotional Reason and What It Is to Be Human
Bennett W. Helm, Elijah E. Kresge Professor of Philosophy and 2012 Recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Franklin & Marshall College

April 24, 2014
Drug Courts: Why Treatment-Based Alternatives Work
Judge David L. Ashworth, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas