"Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran"
A talk by Danny Postel, Senior Editor of openDemocracy, an online global magazine of politics & culture. The Iran depicted in the headlines is a rogue state ruled by ever-more-defiant Islamic fundamentalists. Yet inside the borders, an unheralded transformation of a wholly different political bent is occurring. A "liberal renaissance," as one Iranian thinker terms it, is emerging in Iran, a
"Self: Myth, Delusion, Fiction, or Prerequisite?"
A talk by Richard Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of New Mexico. From the South Asia Seminar.
"A Folding Chair, an Easy-Chair or a Director's Chair for Indian Philosophy? An Examination of the V
A talk by Ashok Aklujkar, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. From the South Asia Seminar.
"An Evening of Russian Music with the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra"
The Orchestra is comprised of Russian domras and balalaikas, accordions, bayans, woodwinds, and percussion. This program ranges from traditional folk songs and dances to well-known works of Tchaikovsky and Glinka. Victor Gorodinsky, director; also featuring soprano soloist Jackie King. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studie
"Reflections on Argentina" - Session 3 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
"Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine"
Professor Takahashi's writings, including his 2005 bestseller, The Yasukuni Issue, make unmistakably clear that the role of the Shrine is antithetical to democratic values in Japan and to reconciliation with Asia, which requires acknowledgment of the harms inflicted through colonialism and war. The subject of his lecture is Japan at a crossroads
“Baltimore Drowning: A Slavic Microhistory of Global Proportions"
This talk by Keith Brown of Brown University was the keynote address of "Rethinking Crossroads: Macedonia in Global Context." The conference assembled both young and established scholars whose social-scientifically and humanistically informed work speaks to the contemporary realities of the Republic of Macedonia as they continue to be reshaped by actors and p
"Poetry Reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko"
Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College, the Committee on Jewish Studies, the Program in Poetry and Poetics, the Russian Studies Workshop, the Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languag
"Militarization of U.S. Foreign Relations with Latin America: Prospects for Change"
A panel discussion with: Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group; Joy Olson, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America; Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Center for International Policy. From the Latin American Briefing Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Internati
"Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their
A conversation between Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, and Susan Thistlethwaite, President of Chicago Theological Seminary. In her book Failing America's Faithful, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend issues a spiritual call to arms to those who feel like her that today's churches—Catholic and Protes
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange"
Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face
"The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor"
Lecture by journalist William Langewiesche. In his book The Atomic Bazaar, Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning global threat of nuclear weapons production. As more unstable and undeveloped nations find ways of acquiring the ultimate arms, the stakes of state-sponsored nuclear activity have soared to frightening heigh
"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis"
A talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s):
"United States Government Perspective Global Energy Security"
Introduction by Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago; Keynote Address by The Honorable Alan S. Hegburg, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Energy Policy. Session 1 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate Scho
“Securing the International Oil Supply”
A panel featuring David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC; Senior Fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs; Scott Nauman, Manager of Economics and Energy in Corporate Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation; and Michael Klare, Five College Professor
“United States Energy Policy and Oil Alternatives”
A panel featuring James Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation; former Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation; Cofounder, Eos Technologies; Roger H. Bezdek, President of Management Information Services, Inc.; former Special Advisor on Energy in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury; and Vito A. Stagliano, Director of Research at t
"Petroleum Technology Presentation"
A talk by Brian C. Gahan, Energy Consultant; Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; former Senior Scientist and Manager of E&P Technology Development at the Gas Technology Institute. Session 4 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the Universi
“Democracy, Governance, and War in Oil Exporting Nations”
A panel featuring Terry Lynn Karl, William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow and Gildred Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Miriam R. Lowi, Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton’s Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia; Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of The
"Venezuelan Government Perspective on the Future of Petroleum"
A talk by His Excellency Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the U.S. Session 6 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicag