Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ludvig Norman, Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm
It is commonly argued, in academic and popular debate alike, that contemporary populism presents liberal democracy with a set of challenges. However, the definitional confusion over populism has made the study of this phenomenon difficult and has prevented a clear discussion on what, if anything, is the problem with populism. This talk offers a way to rethink contemporary populism with a view to... More >
Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Xiang Zhang, Ph.D. 96' ME, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lecture | April 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The health of a democracy depends on the support for key political values such as civil rights, as well as the active participation of an informed citizenry. Less than two decades ago, young people in the ex-communist countries were more enthusiastic than the older generations about protecting norms and institutions that have traditionally been regarded as necessary ingredients for democratic... More >
Jonathan Haidt Presents: 'The three worst ideas in the world, and how they shape American education'
Lecture | April 3 | 4:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jonathan Haidt, New York University Stern School of Business
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University Stern School of Business and the director of Heterodox Academy. He is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, 'The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure'.
A Papyrological Pioneer: Investigations into the Life and Career of Josiah Gilbart Smyly: CTP Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | April 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 101 Doe Library
Brian McGing, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin
J. Gilbart Smyly (1867-1948), friend and collaborator of Tebtunis excavators Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, was one of the pioneers of papyrology and responsible for deciphering and interpreting numerous papyri from the Berkeley collection and elsewhere. But he was a reclusive figure, little appreciated at his own institution, Trinity College Dublin, where he worked in the shadow of the... More >