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January 2021

Facing the Anthropocene Webinar Series: Timothy Ingold

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Tim Ingold is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He has carried out fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, on animals in human society, and on…

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The Future of Cosmopolitanism

January 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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Seyla Benhabib and Kwame Anthony Appiah share their thoughts about the role that cosmopolitanism can play in shaping ethical and political thought in an age of increasing global integration. The speakers will explore the relationship between cosmopolitanism and liberal thought, as well as consider the relationship between moments of heightened cosmopolitan sentiment and those in which enthusiasm for the ideal of common humanity appears to be in retreat. Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Professor of…

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The Social Dilemma

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom

The Social Dilemma is a 2020 American film exploring the impact of social media on mental health and privacy. Join the Filmmaker and Experts for a debate on how to design social media for wellbeing. Zoom Meeting ID: 999 7062 1744  | https://duke.zoom.us/j/99970621744

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar Series: Radhika Khosla

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Radhika Khosla is the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Research Fellow at Somerville College; and a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, at the University of Oxford. She works…

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February 2021

Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Kate Brown

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Kate Brown is a Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests illuminate the point where history, science, technology and bio-politics converge to create large-scale disasters and modernist wastelands. She has written four books about topics ranging from population…

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Douglas Kysar

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Douglas Kysar is Faculty Co-Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program, Deputy Dean, and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He was born and raised in Indiana. Under his mother’s guidance, he developed a love of reading and a…

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