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February 2021

Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Kate Rigby

February 18 @ 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 Rigby is Professor of Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University and Adjunct Professor of Literary Studies at Monash University. Her research lies at the intersection of environmental literary, historical and religious studies, and her books include Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in…

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Ethics of Now: Human Realities of the Border and Empathy with Francisco Cantú

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith continues from home with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment. Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Former US Border Patrol Agent and author of The Line Becomes a River Francisco Cantú for a conversation on “Human Realities of the Border and Empathy.” After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.   Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:30pm Register Now on Zoom  …

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Janet Soskice

February 25 @ 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. Janet Soskice is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and William K. Warren Distinguished Research Professor of Catholic Theology at Duke. In her work, she explores philosophy of religion, especially religious language and philosophical theology, names for God, gender and ethics, and,…

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March 2021

Human Rights in Practice: Voting Security Issues, including Cyber Interference in Elections

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

With guest speakers: Gowri Ramachandran, Counsel, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice Talita Dias,Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Junior Research Fellow & Lecturer in Criminal Law, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford   Duke Law hosts a number of human rights events, ranging from lectures to symposiums to workshops and panels. The Human Rights in Practice event series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law, brings together speakers such as human…

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Robert Macfarlane

March 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. Robert Macfarlane is a Reader in Literature and the Geohumanities in the Faculty of English at Cambridge University. He is well-known as a writer about landscape, nature, memory, language and travel. His books include Underland: A Deep Time Journey, The Lost Words (with Jackie Morris), Landmarks, and The Old Ways: A Journey…

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Worldviews and World Politics

March 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

Prasenjit Duara and Bentley Allen discuss the role that worldviews play in shaping world politics, focusing particularly on how the background assumptions of the liberal imaginary stimulate environmental degradation. These observations lead them to consider the role that worldview transformation must play in allowing humanity to address the many, pressing crises of the day. Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. He is the author of The Crisis of Global Modernity (2015). Bentley…

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