Amartya Sen's lecture “What's the Use of Human Rights?” asks whether human rights can close the gap between the concept of capabilities and their operationalization through policy and collective action.   

October 20, 2016
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Ryka Aoki is a Japanese American author known for her poetry collection “Seasonal Velocities” and her novel “He Mele a Hilo.” 

October 20, 2016
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

Claire Wardle, former communications director for UNHCR U.S., will give a lecture on "Advocacy and Communication Technology" as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Migration.

October 25, 2016
4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Jeff Goodhind, librarian at the Renaissance Center, will be presenting a Rare Book Show and Tell from the Center’s collections.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The College of Information and Computer Sciences presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring Dieter Fox, University of Washington.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151

The History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Resisting Police Violence in Springfield and Beyond: Mothers, Scholars, and Queer People of Color Speak Out,” an evening of conversation with local and national voices:

October 26, 2016
7:00 pm

Scibelli Hall Auditorium, Springfield Technical and Community College, Building 2
 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) history professor Rhonda Y. Williams is the founder and director of the Social Justice Institute at CWRU.

October 27, 2016
12:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

David Montegomery, University of Washington, presents his lecture titled “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health,” a riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves―and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Based on the book of the same name. 

October 28, 2016
3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-211

February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent.

November 1, 2016
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Lisa Bowleg's talk “Ain’t I a Woman? and I am a Man: Intersectionality's Travels from Black Feminist Theory to HIV Prevention and Sexuality Research with Black Men,” gives an overview of intersectionality.

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-908