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  • Weinstein, Philip M. (Swarthmore College, 2013-01-23)
    The award-winning novels of Jonathan Franzen-- who graduated from Swarthmore in 1981-- have made him a household name in American letters, the epitome of literary and intellectual excellence, the face on the cover of Time. ...
  • Weinstein, Philip M. (Swarthmore College, 2013-04-13)
    The award-winning novels of Jonathan Franzen, who graduated from Swarthmore in 1981, have made him a household name in American letters, the epitome of literary and intellectual excellence, and the face on the cover of ...
  • Di Chiro, Giovanna (Swarthmore College, 2013-10-05)
    This talk explores the "three pillars" of sustainability (ecology, economics, and equity) through the critical lens of environmental justice. What do we mean when we talk about sustainability? How do different groups of ...
  • Friedler, Sharon E. (Swarthmore College, 2013-10-05)
    The arts are an important locus for social change. This has been true in times past and is increasingly the case today locally, nationally, and globally. Artists worldwide use their talents to fight against injustice and ...
  • Schwartz, Barry, 1946- (Swarthmore College, 2009-04)
    For a generation, the United States, along with most of the West, was in the thrall of an ideology that asserted that the magic of market competition held the solution to every problem. But even the father of modern ...
  • Jensen, Eric L. N. (Swarthmore College, 2014-03-04)
    Eric's talk explains what role a small telescope can play in big science, and what these new planets may help us learn about other solar systems.
  • Kuperberg, Mark, 1950- (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-11)
    While economists are not that good at forecasting, it is, nevertheless, useful to think about what economics has to say about our future. Are elite colleges pricing themselves out of the market? Will for profit colleges ...
  • Kuperberg, Mark, 1950- (Swarthmore College, 2014-06-07)
  • Eldridge, Richard Thomas, 1953- (Swarthmore College, 2006-01-25)
    Serious literary fictional narratives seem important; they have a significant place in university curricula. But why are they important? And what makes them serious and literary, as opposed to or in addition to just fictional ...
  • Baker, Alan Richard, 1969- (Swarthmore College, 2007-11)
    "Philosophers have traditionally classified mathematical knowledge as 'a priori' and scientific knowledge as 'a posteriori,'" Baler says. "In other words, mathematics can be done without leaving one's armchair, while physics ...
  • Leeson, Lorraine (Swarthmore College, 2013-10-03)
    According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are an estimated 72 million deaf people in our world today, but only 17% access education. Of these, some 3% have access to bilingual education: that is, an education ...
  • Seneviratne, Sudharshan (Swarthmore College, 2010-12-08)
    Visiting Cornell Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne draws on his scholarly work and work as Director General of the UNESCO Central Cultural Fund to present a visual history of Sri Lanka. His work examines how the island ...
  • Al-Jamil, Tariq (Swarthmore College, 2011-04-07)
    In this talk, Assistant Professor of Religion Tariq al-Jamil explores the bodily practices and social behaviors associated with religious dissimulation - known as "taqiyya,” a practice in which a Shi’ite can lie about their ...
  • Eldridge, Richard Thomas, 1953- (Swarthmore College, 2011-02-03)
    Professor of Philosophy Richard Eldridge takes up the following questions in this talk: 1) How do historical narratives explain events and provide understanding? 2) What is the role of political ideals in the framing of ...
  • Blanchard, Jean-Vincent, 1967- (Swarthmore College, 2011-10-20)
    Associate Professor of French Jean-Vincent Blanchard examines one of the arguably most important figures of modern France. For his talk, Blanchard draws on his research for Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of ...
  • Wallace, Mark I., 1956- (Swarthmore College, 2005-10-05)
    The thesis for this talk is borrowed from Mark Wallace's recent book, Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005). His case is that the environmental crisis today is a ...
  • Reeves, Keith (Swarthmore College, 2011-10-21)
    The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights activists were imprisoned countless times as part of a deliberate strategy to harass and intimidate them. In 1954, there were just 98,000 Blacks incarcerated in ...
  • Moscatelli, Frank (Swarthmore College, 2014-04-10)
    In the twenty-first century the impact that physics is making on the practice of diagnostic and therapeutic medicine is nothing short of staggering. Since 2009 I have been interested in the use of laser light to reconstruct ...
  • Bronchetti, Erin Todd (Swarthmore College, 2012-09-06)
    Children in immigrant families are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population and are disproportionately represented among the poor and uninsured. Rules regarding their eligibility for public health insurance ...
  • Chakravorty, Pallabi (Swarthmore College, 2013-04-04)
    This presentation is based on Chakravorty's ethnographic research in India among choreographers and reality show dancers for the past several years to explore new forms of subjectivities that are being forged through the ...

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