2014 -2015 Biever Guest Lecture Series

Ken Vandermark
Musician/Composer/Improviser

"Campus visit and concert"
Sponsor: Jeffrey Albert, Assistant Professor of Music Industry Technology

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

Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of Comparative Literature 
Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature, and Civilization 
Stanford University 

"Imagining the Oceans: The Novel and the Sea"
Sponsor: Sarah Allison, Assistant Professor of English

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

Lisa Wolpe 
Founder, Los Angles Women's Shakespeare Company     

"Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender"   
Sponsor: John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English

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

Dr. Vijay Prashad  
George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies  
Trinity College

"The Present Has Failed- Will the Global South Open a New World"    
Sponsor: Sanjog Rupakheti, Assistant Professor of 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

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

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

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