Coming in 2019
January 18: “Ecumenism, Interfaith Efforts, and the State of the Nation from a Global Faiths’ Spiritual Perspective,“ talk by Bryan Fulwider, Fellow, Winter Park Institute at Rollins College – President & CEO, Building US – Managing Partner, The Three Wise Guys.
February – April – Precise Dates TBD: ““Engaging the World Series,“ offered in partnership with Marlboro College
There will be five speakers:
1) Samuel Farr, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer/Former Member of Congress
2) Michael Gilligan, President of Henry Luce Foundation
3) Joel Rosenthal, President Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs
4) Sharon Stash, International, Public Health Advisor and Professor, Georgetown University
5) Kirk Talbott, Expert Advisor on Transparency/Corruption, The World Bank
March 15: “Were the House Still Standing: Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust,” screening and talk by Robert Katz, Professor of Art at the University of Maine at Augusta and past president and currently a member of the board of directors of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. There will be a screening of Katz’s innovative video/acoustic installation project, Were the House Still Standing, which is on permanent display at the Michael Klahr Center in Augusta, Maine. First shown in 2007, thousand of students, educators and community groups have experienced this project. In addition to the showing of the film, Katz will present a compelling talk about family remembrance and the Holocaust.
April 12: “Making a Science out of Chinese Medicine: From Barefoot Doctors to Acupuncture Schools,” talk by Stefan Grace, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Grace will briefly survey the development of Chinese medicine and show how its contemporary global practice is bound up with a modern national project, the People’s Republic of China (est. 1949), much more than its ancient-sounding name might suggest.
May 24: “Kyrgyzstan: Heart of Central Asia,”Silk road nomads. Russian-speaking Muslims. Mountains – oh, the mountains! Kyrgyzstan, named for 40 tribes united by a folkloric leader (kirk is the Kyrgyz word for “forty”), is a small post-Soviet republic at complex crossroads of tradition and modernity. In this talk, NYU faculty member Chris Edling will talk about his time as a Fulbright researcher in Kyrgyzstan, including his study of bride kidnapping in the region.