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FALL 2017 Lecture Series

UNIVERSITY  LECTURER

Stephanie W. Jamison, Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Lecture:  “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs:  Women and Law in Ancient India”

Date: Thursday,  September 21, 2017

Place:  TBD

UNIVERSITY  LECTURER

Richard Harris, Science Correspondent at National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Lecture:  “Rigor Mortis.  Returning delight and rigor to science”

Date: October 16, 2017

 

UNIVERSITY  LECTURER

Raul Andino, Professor, Department of Microbiology adn Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Lecture:  “RNA virus evolution:  mechanisms and consequences for infection”

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

 

MESSENGER LECTURER

Scott Aaronson, Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Lecture 1:  “Can Computers Become Conscious?”; Lecture 2:  Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable”; Lecture 3:  “Quantum Money and Quantum Copy-Protected Software”

Date: TBD

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Zafer Şenocak, Creative Writer and Public Intellectual

Lecture:  Imagining Migration in Contemporary Europe:  A Literary Author’s Perspective

A widely published poet, novelist, and essayist in both German and Turkish, Zafer
Şenocak is also a literary translator, freelance journalist, and Germany’s most
discerning public intellectual from the field of Turkish migration. This presentation
in English takes the innovative form of literary interludes from Şenocak’s own
creative writing and political commentary from his unique perspective on
contemporary debates about migration, refugees, religion, secularism, and crisis in
Europe. An English translation of his newest book—about the Islamic faith of his
father, a Turkish immigrant to Germany in another era—will also be introduced

Date:  November 14, 2017

Place & Time:  TBD