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Spring 2015 Events

Reading and Book Signing

Tim JohnstonTim Johnston's DescentSpeaker: Tim Johnston (University of Memphis)

Event: Descent: A Novel

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time: 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk

Location: Bluff Room, University Center

Tim is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of English and Editor of The Pinch. You can visit his website for more information.


Fall 2014 Events

Sesquicentennial Lecture

Speaker: Alan Karras (University of California, Berkeley)Dr. Alan Karras

Title: "Smugglers, Pirates, and States: History and Political Economy in 'Glocal' Perspective"

Date: November 6, 2014

Time: 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk

Location: River Room, University Center

Co-Sponsors: History, International Studies, Political Science


Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Paul Stevens (University of Toronto)Dr. Paul Stevens

Title: "Churchill's War Horse: Children's Literature and the Pleasures of War"

Date: October 2, 2014

Time: 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk

Location: University Center Theater

Co-Sponsors: English

Spring 2014 Events

Thursday, March 20

Free Markets and the Modern Political Scene

Stephen Moore reads today's political environment in light of his advocacy of free-market policies.

Stephen MooreMr. Moore is a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal. He was the founder and former president of the Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He has served as president of the Free Enterprise Fund, as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation, and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in 1987 and research director for President Reagan's Commission on Privatization. He is the author of five books, most recently Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Is Making America Richer.

His lecture is co-sponsored by Nationwide Financial, Young America's Foundation, the Department of Economics, the William N. Morris Chair of Excellence, and the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate.

Thursday, April 3

Telling Stories: The Art and Craft of Narrative History

Hampton SidesHampton Sides returns to his native Memphis to read from his work and discuss the possibilities for narrative writing in the digital age. The award-winning author will talk about his inspirations, his writing process, and his hopes for reinvigorating the narrative tradition despite the hostility leveled at narrative history by some academic historians. In the end, he argues, the secret to making people care about their history comes down to two words: Tell stories.

Mr. Sides is the author of six books, including Ghost Soldiers, a World War II narrative which sold over a million copies, was translated into a dozen foreign languages, and was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. His book Blood and Thunder, about the life and times of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine. He is an editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation, and Men's Journal. His work has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.

He visits Memphis on the eve of the forty-sixth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, a particularly appropriate date given his latest book: Hellhound on His Trail, a riveting account of the assassination and the international manhunt for James Earl Ray. The New York Times bestseller, in the words of critic Janet Maslin, is "spellbinding...bold, dynamic, unusually vivid."

His lecture is co-sponsored by the River City Writers Series, the Department of History, and the Department of Journalism.

Thursday, April 17

Radical Life on the Mississippi: A Global History of the American Civil War

Andrew ZimmermanAndrew Zimmerman suggests just how international our national history is. He focuses on the Civil War – the most American of international revolutions. European, Caribbean, Latin American, and African histories influenced, and were influenced by, the war over slavery in the United States.

Dr. Zimmerman highlights the international currents at work in the states around the Mississippi River during the Civil War. When war came to this region in 1861, the struggle between secession and union was joined by revolutionary socialist émigrés from Europe, African American rebels against slavery, and evangelical anti-slavery fighters from "Bleeding Kansas." These groups helped create a winning "war-by-emancipation" strategy for the Union Army by building on international experiences of armed struggle against slavery, against aristocracy, against capitalism, and for a wide range of secular and religious ideas of a just society. At the same time, some slaveholders sought to be as international in their defense of slavery as these opponents, and looked to the top-down, conservative socialisms of Napoleon III in France and Robert Owen in Britain, as well as to their own Caribbean and Latin American slaveholding counterparts, to modernize the ideologies and institutions of slavery.

Dr. Zimmerman is Professor of History at the George Washington University. He is the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany and Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South.

His address is co-sponsored by the interdisciplinary student group Transcending Boundaries.

Past Events

Thursday, February 20

Race-girl: How an Artist Tackled a Touchy Subject, and How It Tackled Her

damali ayodamali ayo explores race relations from her unique perspective as a visual artist and author. She reflects on how racism has shaped her community, the larger national conversation, and her own health and artistic voice.

Ms. ayo is the author of How to Rent a Negro, an unflinching satire about race relations, and Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America, of which the activist Tim Wise praises, "damali is a brilliant humorist, and this ironic romp through post-racial America is pure genius." This celebrated artist and expert storyteller has written for such publications as Harpers, Village Voice, Redbook, and the Chicago Tribune. She is a frequent guest on public radio who has appeared on television programs ranging from Book TV to The O'Reilly Factor, and her artistic pieces have appeared in a variety of exhibits, including RACE: Are We So Different?, which will be concurrently showing at the Pink Palace Museum.

Her talk is part of a community-wide series of lectures throughout Memphis in conjunction with the Pink Palace's exhibit on race. (See The lecture is co-presented by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change and additionally sponsored by the Program in African and African American Studies.

Thursday, February 6

The Lessons of the New Deal: Has Obama Learned the Right Ones?

Anthony BadgerAnthony Badger asks why President Barack Obama was unable to turn the economic emergency of 2009 into a New-Deal style political success. As in 1933, a charismatic president had succeeded a discredited president at a time of economic crisis and with resounding majorities in Congress. Obama and his advisers explicitly looked to FDR's New Deal for policy models. The Democrats gained seats in the mid-term elections of 1934 and FDR won a landslide re-election in 1936. But Obama lost his commanding majority in the Senate in January 2010 and lost control of the House in the mid-term elections of 2010. He was narrowly re-elected in 2012 but failed to regain control of the House, where the Republicans continue to stymie attempts to secure a bi-partisan agreement on measures to tackle the budget deficit.

Did Obama learn the right lessons from the New Deal? Can he learn from FDR's unhappy second term?

Dr. Badger is Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Master of Clare College. His books on the New Deal include local case studies about North Carolina as well as a grand overview, The New Deal: The Depression Years 1933-1940. He returned to the subject of the New Deal in his 2008 book FDR: The First Hundred Days, which The Observer described as a "slim, brilliant volume" that was "top of the political class's reading list on both sides of the Atlantic at Christmas."

His address is the Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History.

Fall 2013 Events

The Department of Biological Sciences and The Marcus Orr
Center for the Humanities presents

The Quest to Discover the Structure of DNA

The Quest to Discover the Structure of DNA2013 marks the 60th anniversary of perhaps the most important scientific advance in modern times: the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D. Watson and Francis Crick. This discovery was the culmination of a century-long quest to understand how heredity works. The story of this quest will be told in a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings during November at the University of Memphis. more information

The events below are on Thursday evenings at the University Center Theatre (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED). Receptions begin at 5:30 p.m., and the lectures start at 6:00 p.m. Convenient and affordable parking is available next door at the Zach Curlin Parking Garage.

Thursday, November 21

British Israelism: Three Centuries of a Forgotten History

Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive, Room 136 (directly across from the University Holiday Inn on Central Ave.) Convenient parking in Fogelman Executive Center Garage

Achsah GuibboryAchsah Guibbory explores the idea of England as "Israel," God's elect nation, over the course of three centuries and spanning across Britain, Palestine, and America.

The idea emerged in the seventeenth century, as the Hebrew Bible with its narratives of Israel was used to construct England's national identity, though the idea was contested by more radical religious sects like the Quakers, who emerged in the 1650s and resisted identifying God's people with any nation. It traveled to New England in the seventeenth century, but also developed into a full-fledged "British Israel" ideology in nineteenth century Britain. The Church Mission to the Jews and other British missionaries worked to convert Jews not just in England but in Europe, the Middle East, and Palestine.

"British Israelism" flourished in the years between World War I and World War II. But Anglo-Israelite attitudes towards Jews could be complicated, and the relations between Christian and Jew fluid. Did Christian Israel simply replace Jewish Israel? Or were the Jews recoverable? Could a Christian perhaps find himself losing his Christian identity, even becoming a "Jew"?

Dr. Guibbory is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College. Her most recent book, Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in Seventeenth-century England, is about how English people used the Hebrew Bible to imagine and construct their Christian (Protestant) identity and the identity of the nation.

Her address is the Department of English's Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture.


Thursday, November 7

Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability

Peter DauvergnePeter Dauvergne explores why big-brand companies like Walmart, Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's are now competing surprisingly hard to position themselves as "sustainability leaders" – adopting farsighted goals and driving change through core operations and global supply chains.

On the surface the prospects appear enticing. Governments and advocacy groups are eagerly partnering to lend the companies credibility. Yet, as Dr. Dauvergne reveals, big-brand sustainability is bringing new and perhaps even greater dangers for people and the planet.

In a compelling account rich with intriguing evidence and important warnings, he exposes how brand companies are taking over the concept of sustainability for "eco-business": turning it into a tool to enhance corporate control and growth, as well as project an image of corporate responsibility. In a globalizing world economy fraught with volatility and risks, eco-business is proving highly valuable for business, but fundamentally limits the potential for deeper solutions – ones that challenge and transform rather than reinforce and legitimize mass retail and discount consumerism.

Dr. Dauvergne is an award-winning author, Professor of International Relations, and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. His talk is based on his book Eco-Business, which was published in 2013 by MIT Press and coauthored with Jane Lister. His previous books include Paths to a Green World (with Jennifer Clapp), The Shadows of Consumption, Loggers and Degradation in the Asia-Pacific, and Shadows in the Forest.

His lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Program in International Studies.

Thursday, October 24

Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988

Kevin MumfordKevin Mumford outlines a new framework for understanding the past of African American gay men. Just before the full brunt of the AIDS crisis, a creative and courageous brotherhood of activists, writers, and artists joined together in local organizations, churches, and clubs to make their own history.

The subject of black gay men has been shrouded in secrecy or deemed too controversial. Even today, African American history textbooks ignore the contributions of black gay men. The recent push for gay marriage has pushed sexual equality into the center of debate, and yet LGBT scholarship continues to marginalize people of color. How were black gay men viewed, and how did they identify? Where did black gay men find community, and what did they experience? What did black gay men want, and how did they achieve it?

Dr. Mumford describes how conceptions of respectable masculinity influenced the emergence of black gay identities, arguing that the sexual revolution stimulated defensiveness or homophobia, as well as increased erotic freedom in black America. He also looks at the lives of key, understudied activists to explore the intricate intersections among community, politics, and identity.

Dr. Mumford is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His books include Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century and Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America. He is currently at work on a book about African American gay activism and cultural politics.

His lecture is the keynote address of the 15th annual conference sponsored by the Graduate Association of African American History. It is co-sponsored by the Program in African and African American Studies, the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, the Department of History and Public Service Funding.

Thursday, October 10

Digitize and Democratize: Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future

Robert DarntonRobert Darnton argues that in the current digital environment, books and libraries are more important than ever. Their importance will increase as we design the digital future—if only we can get right.

What is the future of books and libraries? One path leads through excessive commercialization, which means that in the long run, the public will cease to have access to most of the material that belongs in the public domain. Another path is to democratize access to knowledge. The Digital Public Library of America, which went online on April 18, exemplifies the possibilities of democratization. It is a distributed network of digitized collections from research libraries scattered across the U.S., and it aims to make America's cultural heritage available, free of charge, to all Americans and in fact to everyone in the world.

Dr. Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library at Harvard. Among his honors are a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award, election to the French Legion of Honor, and the National Humanities Medal conferred by President Obama in February 2012. He has written and edited many books, including The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History, The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Prerevolutionary France, and The Case for Books.

His lecture is co-sponsored by the Helen Hardin Honors Program, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Department of English, and the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment and the Spence L. Wilson Chair at Rhodes College.The next morning at 9:00 am, at Blount Auditorium at Rhodes College, Dr. Darnton will comment on a panel about "The Past and Future of the Book," featuring Lukas Erne of the University of Geneva and Michael Witmore of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Thursday, September 26

The Banjo: Roots, Routes, and Ideas About "America"

Laurent DuBoisLaurent DuBois uses the tale of one instrument to illustrate a fascinating global history.

Today, the banjo's sound is synonymous with country, folk, and bluegrass. For many, it is the quintessential American instrument. Its origin, though, lies in Africa, in various instruments featuring skin drum heads and gourd bodies. Slaves fashioned them into the modern version in the colonial Caribbean and North America in the 18th century. It was from the world of the plantations that it ultimately moved into the minstrel music of the 19th century, finding its place in a range of performance styles including ragtime, jazz, string-band music, and later folk and bluegrass.

This lecture explores the traces of this process, arguing that the banjo offers a powerful way to understand the broader processes of exchange, crossings, and creolization in the Atlantic world and the Americas. By listening and watching the banjo, we get a different perspective on the idea of "America," one that emphasizes the ways in which our culture has been shaped by constant crossings between Africa, the Caribbean, and North America over the past centuries.

Dr. DuBois is the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History and the Director of the Center for French & Francophone Studies at Duke University. His books include Haiti: The Aftershocks of History; Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution; and Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France.

His address is the Sesquicentennial Lecture in History. It will feature a special performance by Randal Morton, former National Banjo Champion.

Fall 2011 Events and Lectures

September 8: "The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s"

With the rise of the Chinese Cultural Revolution inspired by communist leader Mao Zedong, China became a place of interest for international thinkers. The French took special notice of these winds from the East. Dr. Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor of History at CUNY Graduate Center, shows how French students and intellectuals, inspired by their perceptions of the Cultural Revolution and motivated by idealistic hopes, began grassroots social movements aimed at renewing French culture. But he also explains how the Mao cult in Paris had little to do with a real understanding of Chinese politics. Instead, it served as a vehicle for the transformation of French thought, society, and politics. Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center Theater.


September 27, October 4, October 5, October 6, October 11: Tournees French Film Festival

The Tournées Festival showcases new French films. It is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture as well as Public Service Funds at The University of Memphis. All movies will be shown in the University Center Movie Theater at 7:00 p.m. with free admission.

Tuesday September 27, 2011: Des Dieux et des Hommes
Tuesday October 4, 2011: Un Prophète
Wednesday October 5, 2011: Deux de la Vague
Thursday October 6, 2011: Potiche
Tuesday October 11, 2011: L'Illusioniste
Wednesday, October 12, 2011: ENCORE PRESENTATION OF Des Dieux et des Hommes
October 27-28: "The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock n' Roll"

October 27: The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities hosts this joint event with the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College. It will focus on the "Chitlin' Circuit," a series of venues that in the midst of racial segregation accommodated some of America's greatest African-American soul and blues performers from the 1930s through the 1960s. Journalist Preston Lauterbach will deliver the keynote lecture based on his new book, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll. Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center Theater.


November 1: David Dorfman Dance

Renowned University of Connecticut Dance Professor David Dorfman brings "Prophets of Funk" to campus, to be preceded by an informance by Professor Dorfman. Informance at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Theatre Entertainment Lobby with a reception to follow. Performance at 7:30 p.m. Informance is free and open to the public. For tickets to the performance, please call (901) 678-4164.


November 4: Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"

The Independent has called the 1993 play Arcadia, "the greatest play of our age." Crafted by the celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard, the play about "landscape architecture, mathematics, and Lord Byron" comes to campus with an informance by Alistair Windsor, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, and Jeffrey Scraba, Professor of English. Informance at 6:00 p.m. in the College of Communications and Fine Arts Lobby with a reception to follow. Informance is free and open to the public. For tickets to the performance, please call the box office at (901) 678-2576.


November 10-11: "The King James Bible and the Question of Eloquence"

November 10: Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew Language and Comparative Literature at the University of California-Berkeley, will deliver the Department of English's Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture on "The King James Bible and the Question of Eloquence," a talk based on his book Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. This keynote lecture inaugurates a series of events at The University of Memphis and Rhodes College celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, including panel and roundtable discussions, a library exhibit, and a musical performance at Rhodes College. Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center Theater.


November 11: Presentations and roundtable discussions on the significance of the 1611 publication of the King James Bible by Brian Cummings, Hannibal Hamlin, Ena Heller, Naomi Tadmor, and Vincent Wimbush, with a response by Robert Alter. At Rhodes College Blount Auditorium, 1:00-5:00 p.m.


2009/10 SERIES:

Spring 2010 Events and Lectures

Why Anticolonialism Wasn't a Human Rights Movement

January 22 | 3:00 pm Lecture | 4:30 Reception | Rose Theater Entertainment Lobby

A Lecture by Samuel Moyn, Columbia University

Recently, American historians have invented a new field called the history of human rights. Their attitude towards decolonization is that it advanced human rights and is therefore part of the story of the concept's morally uplifting implications and slow advance through the present. This talk, in contrast and by way of response, starts from the fact that few anticolonialist activists after World War II invoked the new human rights idea, though decolonization was exploding in the very moment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Professor Moyn will discuss the incongruities and disjunctures at work here before moving on to address the effect of the rise of new states on the United Nations human rights program. This talk is drawn from his larger book, appearing in September as The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard 2010).

Blacks, Jews, Civil Rights: Conflict and Communion

February 11 | 6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture | Location TBA

A Lecture by Eric Sundquist, Foundation Professor of Literature, UCLA

At least through the civil rights era, blacks and Jews often joined together in combating the discrimination that kept both groups on the margins of the democratic nation. Their ambiguous brotherhood as activists, polemicists, and writers defined the promise of equality, even as their differing goals and opportunities led to conflict and estrangement over the very meaning of equality.

Dayton to Dover: Darwinism on Trial, Then and Now

March 16 | 6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture | U C Theatre

A Lecture by Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Americans have been battling over the issue of teaching evolution in public schools since the 1920s. The passage of Tennessee’s 1925 Anti-Evolution Law, followed by the so-called Tennessee Monkey Trial, set the stage for the ongoing controversy. It continues today in battles over the pace of Creation Science and Intelligent Design in the curriculum. This lecture traces the history of this debate from the Tennessee statehouse in the Twenties to the courthouses and schoolrooms of today.

Fall 2009 Events and Lectures

Keeping the Child In Mind: A conference about Philosophy for Children

September 11 | 4:00 pm | Mitchell Hall Auditorium

Conference Keynote: Gareth Matthews, Just Think About That! Growing Up Philosophically

Reception | 6-9 pm | 1016 Audobon Drive

September 12 | 8:30-6:00 pm | PanHellenic Building 100

Featuring: Jana More Lone (Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children and University of Washington), Claire Katz (Texas A&M), David Kennedy (Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children and Montclair State University), Steven Becton (Facing History and Ourselves), Michael Burroughs (U of Memphis), Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke Collge), Dan Pozmanter (Education to Empower), Rafael Rondon (Sacred Heart Catholic School), Matthew Lexow (University of Memphis) For a complete program, check here.

October 7 and 26: Being Jewish in France: A Two Part Series

October 7 | 6:00 pm | Jewish Community Center 6560 Poplar Avenue

Screening: Comme un juif en France

Lecture by Professor Lisa Moses Leff: “Rescue or Theft? The Postwar Transfer of French-Jewish Archives to the US and the Creation of French Jewish History”

October 26 | 7:00 pm | Rhodes College Buckman Hall

November 3 | 6:00 pm | Rose Theater

Lifting the Veil on Iran: On Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
Featuring Lily Afshar and Danny Postel

November 19-21

North American Sartre Society conference

November 19 | 7:30 pm | Brooks Museum

Staging: Sartre's No Exit

November 20 | 9-8:15 pm | Panhellenic Building

  • Conference Panels 9-5:25
  • Reception 5:30-6:30
  • Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason at 50 (featuring Robert Bernasconi, Thomas Flynn, Ronald Aronson 6:45-8:15)
November 21 | 9-4 pm | Panhellenic Building
  • Conference Panels

November 21 | 5:15-7:30 pm | National Civil Rights Museum

  • Annie Cohen-Solal, "Sartre's Representation of the United States Considered in Light of the Obama Era"
  • Robert JC Young, "Sartre and Postcolonialism"

2008-2009 Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 2
6:00 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
The American Plague: Yellow Fever's Impact on Memphis, History, and Its Implications for the Future
Thursday, October 2
6:30 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
Keynote Address
Friday, October 3
1:30 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
Panel Discussion on Richard Wright
Friday, October 3
6:30 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
Performing Richard Wright
Thursday, November 20
6:00 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
A Short History of The American Stomach
Fall Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture
Thursday, January 29
6:30 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
Vulnerability, Survivability: The Political Affects of War
Spring Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture
Week of February 2
Location TBA
Author of Fast Food Nation
River City Writers Series
Thursday, February 26
6:00 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center
When Killers Become Victims: Anti-Semitism and Its Critics
Keynote Address
Saturday, April, 4 The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today

2007-2008 Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 5
7:00 PM
Fogelman Executive Center
Dr. Eboo Patel
"The Struggle for Identity: A
Commitment to Pluralism"
Monday, September 24
3:30 PM
Mitchell Hall Auditorium
Dr. Robert Michael
"Holy Hatred: Christian Antisemitism and the Holocaust"
Monday, October 29
6:00 PM
Fogelman Executive Center
Dr. Ronald Aronson
"Living Without God: The New Athiests"
Friday, November 30
3:00 PM
Mitchell Hall Auditorium
Dr. Robert Bernasconi
Dr. Jim Farr
"Locke, Liberalism and Slavery"
Friday, January 18, 2008
2:00 PM
Panhellenic Ballroom
Michael Honey
"Martin in Memphis: King's Last Campaign and Its meaning for Today"
Monday, February 25, 2008
6:00 PM
136 Fogelman Exec. Center
Donald Bloxham
"Comparing Genocides: The Holocaust and Contemporary Genocide in Historical Perspective"
Thursday and Friday    March 27-28, 2008
Keynote: National Civil Rights Museum, March 27, 6:00 PM | Conference: Fogleman Exec. Center, March 28.
Scholars in Critical Race Studies Conference:
Global Civil Rights

"Neoliberalizing Race in the Age of Globalization"
Keynote: David Theo Goldberg
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:00 PM
Rose Theatre
Angela Davis
"Martin Luther King, Jr. and Global Civil Rights"
Dr. Danielle McGuire
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