February-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

February

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Politics of Visuality and the Erasure of the Iraq War

This paper examines the visual economy of the Iraq War and its cultural memory, focusing in particular on the politics of visuality through which the war has been effectively erased from public discourse. It examines the images of the war and its aftermath, and the art projects of counter-visuality that have engaged with the war's memory in order to understand its erasure within the project of American Empire. This paper thus aims to engage with the larger question of the politics of visuality and visibility in the context of the post 9/11 war on terror. MORE
Thursday, February 21, 2013

We are what we eat…and what we build: Designing Healthy Communities

Dr. Richard Jackson is a pediatrician who analyzes and addresses the impact of the environment on health, particularly children’s health. Dr. Jackson chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health and has done extensive work on pesticides, and in epidemiology, infectious diseases and toxicology.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Cultural Commons and Collective Being

In this lecture Lewis Hyde offers a defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present. MORE
Friday, February 15, 2013

What is Access: Perspectives on the Archive

A Celebration of the Humanities with Michael Witmore, director, Folger Shakespeare Library
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Monday, February 4, 2013

The New Normal: A Hybrid of Terrorism, Shadow Wars, and Armed Conflict

Dr. Ariel Levite is a Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Earlier he has been the Principal Deputy Director General (Policy) at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (2002-2007), a Visiting Fellow at CISAC, Stanford University (2000-2002), Deputy Israeli National Security Advisor (Defense Policy) (1999-2000), and Head of the Bureau of International Security at the Israeli MOD. Dr. Levite has published extensively on issues of strategy, military doctrine, deterrence, arms control, proliferation, and intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He has received the Dr. Jean Meyer Global Citizenship Award from the IGL, Tufts University, and made into a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur from French Republic. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

The Parties versus the People

The American electoral system and the internal mechanics of Congress have evolved in such a way as to impede the ability of the federal government to act effectively in the national interest. The presentation will focus on the problems that have resulted from this system, how they undermine the constitutional design for representative government, and what changes are required to eliminate the dysfunction that currently exists in both the federal government and many state and local governments. MORE