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Whitewashing the Color Politics: The ‘Unfair’ Contruction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast – Dr. Gitiara Nasreen (Fulbright Scholar, Howard University & Professor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)

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IdeaFestival 2014 #9: Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation – Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

Average is Over Tyler Cowen Friday, October 3, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center   George Mason University economist and author Tyler Cowen explains why being satisfied with “pretty good” in today’s innovation-driven, hyper-competitive world can quickly become a fast track to … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #6: Time Warped, Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond Session: Time Warped Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Kentucky Center) Few things are more perplexing to us than the concept of time. While we often think of time as being a kind of external objective … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #5: Us vs. Them: How to move from commonsense morality to metamorality

Joshua Greene Session: Us/Them Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center Joshua D. Greene is Professor of Psychology, a member of the Center for Brain Science faculty, and the Director of the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard University. He studies the … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #2: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, Stephen Cave 2012

Stephen Cave Session: Immortality Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Kentucky Center) Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has worked both as an academic, studying and teaching philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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WKU Honors College Scholars at IdeaFestival 2014 in Louisville: An Eclectic Network of Global Thinkers & Innovators, A Celebration for the Intellectually Curious

The motto and approach of IdeaFestival is very similar to Honors education understood as transdisciplinary and transformative global education that cultivates global competence. I am therefore very excited to attend IdeaFestival this week in Louisville with Brad Cockrel (Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, Sep 19, 2014 “While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, … Continue reading

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A Symposium on Peace, Islam, and Counter-Narratives

This conference brings together academics, practitioners, policy influencers, and Muslim thought leaders to discuss the potential strategic role of the Islam in American security policy and initiatives. It focuses on the role of “counter-narratives,” or the attempt to respond to … Continue reading

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Expanding Classrooms: Pedagogy at the Social Justice Crossroads – Dr. Rhonda Williams, Founder & Director, Social Justice Institute, Case Western Reserve University

ICSR Spring Speaker Series Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 4-5.30pm, Faculty House Background Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, an associate professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU, completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania under the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette (Chandler School of Theology, Emory University)

Hosted by the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Friday, April 25, 2014, 3pm, Garrett 116 refreshments The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded … Continue reading

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