2014 -2015 Biever Guest Lecture Series

September 2014

Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of Comparative Literature  
Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature, and Civilization  
Stanford University         
"Underwater Modernisms: Imagining the Oceans
Sponsor: Sarah Allison, Assistant Professor of English  
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:30pm - 2pm, Bobet Hall "Publishing Across Disciplines"
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:30pm - 6:45pm Thomas Hall, 1st Floor, Whitney Bank Presentation Room

Dr. Michael David Viega 
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy  
SUNY New Paltz  
"Implication and Applications of Hip Hop Culture in Music Therapy"   
Sponsor: Dr. Joy Allen, Professor of Music Therapy  
This workshop is designed for music therapists
Saturday, September 6, 2014 9am-5pm 

Ken Vandermark

"An Evening of of Improvised Music with Ken Vandermark, Alvin Fielder, James Singleton, and  Jeffrey Albert"
Sponsor: Jeffrey Albert, Assistant Professor of Music Industry Technology 
Monday, September 9, 2014, 8pm to 10pm 

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.   
Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries 
"Tattoos on the Heart: Ignatian Values in Action   
Sponsor: Naomi Yavneh Klos, Director, University Honors Program 
Monday, September 15, 2014 7pm -8pm St. Charles Room, 1st Floor, Danna Center

Dr. Vijay Prashad   
George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies,Trinity College-Hartford  
"The Present Has Failed- Will the Global South Open a New World"    
Sponsor: Sanjog Rupakheti, Assistant Professor of History 
Monday, September 29, 2014 7:00p.m., Miller Hall 114


Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA  
NOLA.com-Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences 
Xavier University 
"Disparities in Health Status and Healthcare for People of Color in the South" 
Sponsor: Fr. Fed Kammer, Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute

Penelope Rosemont  
Writer, Editor, Publisher

"The Transformative Incadescence of Surrealism and Its Methods"     
Sponsor: Barbara C. Ewell, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English

Dr. Ekow Yankah  
Associate Professor of Law  
Cardozo Law School 

"Franchise as a Republican Value: Pursuing the Common Good"      
Sponsor: Jonathan Peterson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

Dr. Christopher Burke                
Research Fellow Typography & Graphic Communication  
University of Reading, England

"Modernism and "The New Typography"
Sponsor: Benjamin Benus, Assistant Professor of Art History

Daniel W. Smith      

Associate Professor of Philosophy  
Purdue University

Deleuze, Technology and Thought   
Sponsors: Connie Mui, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, S.K., Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy
Josefa Salmón, Rev. Guy Lemieu, S.J., SAK Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies

Frances Kamm
Littauer Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy  
Harvard University 

"The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts"
Sponsor: Leonard Kahn, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Robert McKim  
Professor Religion and Philosophy  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Religious Diversity and Shared Moral Responsibility in the Age of Climate Change"    
Sponsor: Adil Khan, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Karen Musalo  
Professor of Law
Director Center for Gender and Refugee Studies  
University of California, Hastings College of Law

"Asylum and Victims of Gender Violence"
Sponsor: M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law

Februar 2015

Margaret Kemp  
Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice  
Jessie Allison          
Assistant Professor of Experimental Music & Digital Media  
Louisiana State University

"A Negro Speaks Rivers"      
Sponsor: Artemis Preeshl, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts 
February 24, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Danna Center, Audubon Room