Social Sciences

Deepa Iyer: “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today”

Humanities Forum — 11th Annual Korenman Lecture Deepa Iyer, South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today” Thursday, March 8, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery America is becoming a nation in which communities of color will comprise the majority population by 2040. …

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Séverine Autesserre: The Trouble With The Congo

Social Sciences Forum Séverine Autesserre: “The Trouble With The Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding” Wednesday, October 11, 4 – 5 p.m. Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Based on more than 330 interviews and a year and a half of field research, Professor Autesserre develops a case study of international intervention …

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The Case for Racial Pluralism

Department of Philosophy Quayshawn Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Metaphysicians of race have produced several theories about the nature and reality of race as ‘race’ is used in current, ordinary American English. However, despite creating over a dozen US race theories, philosophers have …

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The Honor Code

Humanities Forum Monday, October 20 | 5:00 p.m. Daphne Harrison Lecture Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosopher, Cultural Theorist and Novelist  Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre   Philosophers spend lots of time thinking about what is right and wrong, and some time thinking about how to get people to see what is right and wrong—but almost no time thinking about …

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Constitutional Principles and The Double Bind of Affirmative Action

Social Sciences Forum Tuesday, September 17 | 4:00 p.m. “Constitutional Principles and The Double Bind of Affirmative Action,” Carla Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor This Social Sciences Forum is the Constitution Day Lecture, co-sponsored with the Departments of Political Science, Africana …

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