USHMM Panel Discussion Exposing the Darkness: Photography in Conflict Zones
Feb. 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm., FAU Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Boca Raton
Based on the documentation taken by photojournalists, this event will raise awareness about genocide and crimes against humanity. For more information, email Linda Medvin, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-297-2929.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2:00pm, Theatre Lab, FAU Boca Raton
Lecture by Dr. Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. The first images of Earth from space taken by the Apollo missions met with contradictory responses that are telling in relation to the problems of globalism and the environmental movement today. In Earth Ethics, Kelly Oliver shows how the “autoimmune” response to seeing the Earth from space signals the need to rethink our bond to the Earth, our status as earthlings, and our relationships with Earth’s co-inhabitants, in a new Earth Ethics. For more information, contact Lauren Guilmette at
The Politics Of Women’s Empowerment In Post War Sierra Leone
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00-5:30pm, Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Boca Raton
Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference featuring keynote speaker Zainab Bangura, special envoy to the UN Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict. She will give a talk on “Sexual violence in conflict: The Moral Challenges of Our Time.” Free event. More info at www.fau.edu/wgss or contact Dr. Josephine Beoku-Betts at
"Keeping Holocaust Memory Alive to Inspire People to Confront Hatred,"
Sunday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m.
Performing Arts building, Room 101
Magda Bader, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Munkacs, a small town in Czechoslovakia which later became Hungary. Magda's father was a businessman and she was the youngest of 10 children. Life was good until at age 14 in April 1944, Magda was deported from her home to Auschwitz. Taken at that time were her parents, four sisters and a niece. Magda and three of her sisters survived Auschwitz, escaping from a concentration camp at Tannenberg in April 1945.
Alan B. Larkin Symposium On The American Presidency
Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Thursday, Feb. 18, Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, FAU Boca Raton
“The President and American Capitalism Since 1945,” featuring keynote speaker Brian Balogh.
Admission: $35, FAU faculty staff alumni $10, students $5. For tickets, call 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.
Chaos & Governance in the 21st Century: Prospects & Challenges to Peace & Justice in the Age of US Hegemonic Decline
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 18 & 19, 9:00am-5:00pm, House Chambers, Student Activities Center, FAU Boca Raton
At the close of the 20th century Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly Silver published, Chaos and Governance in the Modern-World System (1999), an intellectual tour de force that examined the rise of market fundamentalism, the financialization of capital, economic globalization, and US hegemonic decline. This conference, co-organized by the Johns Hopkins Arrighi Center for Global Studies (
), brings together leading international, national, and local scholars to revisit these questions nearly two decades later. Peace Studies Conference. Free event. More info at
Public Reading Of The Work By Dwayne Betts, Followed By A Q&A
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00pm, Majestic Palm Room, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
Public reading of the work by Reginald Dwayne Betts. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Betts to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. An award-winning writer and poet, Mr. Betts’ memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, was the recipient of the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. In 2010 he was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship to complete The Circumference of a Prison, a work of nonfiction exploring the criminal justice system. In addition to his writing, Mr. Betts is National Spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, a not for profit organization dedicating to ending the practice of sendingjuveniles to prison with adults. For more information, contact Rebecca McKay at
Trialogue: Beating Plowshares into Swords: Religion and Violence
Sunday, Feb. 21, 7:30pm, University Theater, FAU Boca Raton
This trialogue between Rabbi A. James Rudin, Dr. Peter A. Pettit, and Imam Antepli brings together three leading experts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is sponsored by B’nai Torah Congregation, Florida Atlantic University, and St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. Contact Bonnie Lander at
for more information.
"Unscrolled: The Torah on Display"
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.,
Fleming Hall, FAU Boca Raton
Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith professor of Judaic Studies and professor of history at George Washington University. Joselit is the author, among other things, of "The Wonders of America," which received the National Jewish Book Award in History, and "A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character and the Promise of America." She also writes a monthly column for
The Forward, which is now in its 16th consecutive year of publication.
Greening Death – Reclaiming Burial Practices & Restoring Our Tie to the Earth
Monday, Feb. 29, 2:00pm, CU 301, FAU Boca Raton
We once disposed of our dead in earth-friendly ways – no chemicals, biodegradable containers, dust to dust. But over the last 150 years death care has become a toxic, polluting and alienating industry in the U.S. Over the last fifteen years, however, people have been slowly waking up to the possibility of more sustainable and less disaffecting death care, reclaiming old practices in new ways, in a new age. Kelly will discuss the philosophical and historical backstory to this awakening, highlight the passionate on-the-ground work of the Green Burial Movement, and raise questions about some of the obstacles and other challenges getting in the way of more robust mobilization.
Agora Project: “Campus Carry” Forums and Action Pavilions
Monday, Feb. 29, 2:00pm, Free Speech Lawn, FAU Boca Raton
In conjunction with student efforts and with university faculty, staff and administrators the Agora Project will sponsor a series of events to raise awareness and facilitate campus dialogue on the various proposals to allow citizens to carry firearms on Florida college and university campuses. Events will include a panel discussion, open forum for public participation and information/action stations providing the opportunity for citizens to get engaged with legislative process prior to votes on the bills in late spring. For more information, contact Bill Trapani at
"From Yesterday to Today, The Church, Antisemitism, and the Jews"
Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.,
Engineering East building, room 106
Kevin Spicer of Stonehill College. Spicer is the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. Spicer's research centers on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism. He is the author of "Hitler's Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism and "Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler's Berlin."