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Institute of Advanced Study

Fellows' Public Lectures 2008/09

 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 
Michaelmas Term         
14 October  5.30pm  Dr Arun Saldanha  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  So what is race? 
27 October  5.30pm  Professor Jill Gordon  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  Being Human in Medicine 
4 November  5.30pm  Professor Sonia Kruks  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  "Eye for Eye": Why do we humans seek revenge, and should we?
11 November  5.30pm  Professor Christa Davis Acampora  Pennington Room, Grey College  Agonistic Politics - Reflections on a ‘War on Terror' 
18 November  5.15pm  Dr Roger Smith  The Birley Room, Hatfield College  Being human in Russia - free will and psychology under the Tsars 
25 November  8.00pm  Professor Robert Hariman  Senate Room, University College  Two Elements of ‘Being Human': Stupidity and Compassion
1 December  5.30pm  Professor Christopher Brooks  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  Being human, human rights and modernity
2 December  5.30pm Professor Maren Stange  Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College   Photography, Civil Rights, and Black Power
Epiphany Term         
27 January 5.30pm  Professor Nirmalangshu Mukherji  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green 
Science, Truth, Intelligibility 
4 February 5.30pm  Professor Adi Ophir  Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College 
From Hannah Arendt to Ariel Sharon: 
Notes for a Political Theory of Man-Made Disasters 
26 February  8.00pm Professor Eduardo Mendieta  Penthouse Boardroom, Collingwood College 
The Political Bestiary:
On the use of violence 
10 March  8.00pm  Professor Tom Nairn  Senate Suite, University College  Globalization and the New Scale of Nations 
11 March  5.30pm  Professor David Campbell  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  Sighting Sudan: Photography from the Colonial Period to the Conflict in Darfur 
17 March  5.30pm Professor Fran Bartkowski  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  In Praise of Mixing 
18 March 5.30pm  Professor Abye Tasse  Old Library, Grey College  Conversion from guerrillas to civil life