Past Events

2014-2015 Events

“Social Identities and their Relevance to Good Healthcare”
Nancy Nyquist Potter, University of Louisville 
Monday, September 8th, 2014
5:00 p.m., Heroy Hall 153
Sponsored by: “Medicine and the Humanities” Fellows Seminar

IMPACT Session I  - “The Happiness that Matters”
Dan Haybron, Saint Louis University
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

“Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid”
Piero Gleijeses, Johns Hopkins University
Rozell W. “Prexy” Nesbitt, Educator and Activist
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: “Global Africa” Fellows Seminar and the SMU Center for Presidential History
Register at: http://blog.smu.edu/cph/events/reaganapartheid/

IMPACT Session II - “Happiness 101 and the Law: Applying Happiness Research to Legal Policy, Legal Education, and Legal Practice”
Peter Huang, University of Colorado Law School 
Friday, September 19th, 2014
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

IMPACT Session III - "The Politics and Polemics of Happiness: Back to the Postwar Future"
Mary Esteve, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

“Field Guide for a Global Health Humanities”
João Biehl, Princeton University
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
4:00 p.m., Heroy Hall 153
Sponsored by: “Medicine and the Humanities” Fellows Seminar 

IMPACT Session IV - “Happiness and the Brain”
Kent Berridge, University of Michigan  
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

“We’re All Property Owners!”
Anne Lambert, INED, Paris, France
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
3:00 p.m., Heroy Hall 153

Allman Family Lecture
“Social Network Interventions”
Nicholas Christakis, Yale University
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Reception to Follow Lecture

“The American Bible Society and the Creation of Christian Nationalism”
John Fea, Messiah College 
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
6:00 p.m., Caruth Hall 147
Sponsored by: “Religion and American Public Life” Fellows Seminar and Simmons School of Education
Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-bible-society-and-the-creation-of-christian-nationalism-tickets-13131445507

“Religion and the American Founding“
Multiple Speakers - All-Day Conference 
Friday, October 10th, 2014 
9:00 a.m., Prothro Great Hall, Perkins School of Theology
Sponsored by: “Religion and American Public Life” Fellows Seminar and Simmons School of Education
Register at: http://smureligionandamerica.eventzilla.net

“The Unstoried Life”
Galen Strawson, University of Texas at Austin
Friday, October 24th, 2014 
1:00 p.m., Umphrey Lee 233
Sponsored by: “The Situated Self” Fellows Seminar

“Cognitive Casting, Character, and the Creation of the Self”
Amy Cook, Indiana University
Friday, October 31st, 2014
4:00 p.m., Owen Art Center 1060
Sponsored by: “The Situated Self” Fellows Seminar

“Rethinking Theories of Migration and Citizenship”
Adrian Favell, Sciences Po, Paris, France 
Monday, November 17th, 2014 
4:00 p.m., Tower Center Board Room 
Co-Sponsored by: John G. Tower Center for Political Studies

“Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems among U.S. Hispanics”
Raul Caetano, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
5:00 p.m., Heroy Hall 153
Sponsored by: “Medicine and the Humanities” Fellows Seminar

“The Mountains as Wilderness and Home: Examining the Late Holocene Archaeological Landscape of the Southern Rockies of Colorado”
Jason LaBelle, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University 

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015  
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the Department of Anthropology's Golden Jubilee

"An Epidemic of Misunderstandings: Public Perception and Ebola in Dallas and West Africa"
Adia Benton, Ph.D., Brown University
Doug Henry, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Carolyn Smith Morris, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Friday, February 6th, 2015 
4:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Global Africa" Fellows Seminar

"Having a Weak Sense of Self: Implications for Situated Self-Image and Identity"
William Ickes, Distinguished Professor, Psychology, University of Texas, Arlington
Friday, February 6th, 2015 
4:30 p.m., Owen Art Center 1060
Sponsored by: The "The Situated Self" Fellows Seminar

Godbey Lecture Series
The Anniversary Series: "Wellington, Napoleon and Waterloo"

John A. Mears, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 
6:00 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum 

Joanne Shenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., Grammy Award Winner
Workshop I
Friday, February 13th, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Room (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Workshop II
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Room (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Concert
Friday, February 13th, 2015
7:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theatre (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series, the University Honors Program and Clements Center for Southwest Studies

"Serialized Addicts and Recovery Stories: Issues of Temporality and Narratability in 'Complex TV'."
Robyn Warhol, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 
6:30 p.m., 201 Hyer Hall
Sponsored by: The "Interdisciplinary Approached to Inebriation, Addiction and Recovery Literature" Research Cluster

Godbey Lecture Series
The Anniversary Series: "Perspectives on Magna Carta"
Jeremy Adams, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Joshua Tate, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Ada-Maria Kuskowski, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 
6:00 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum

Film Screening: Wild Style
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015  
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Institutional Graffiti: Subversion and Complicity in Public Writing" Research Cluster

Director's Visiting Scholar
"Jane Austen, Game Theorist"

Michael Chwe, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015  
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 

“NGOs and the State in Africa: Regulatory Waves and Contestation for NGO Self-Regulation”
Mary Kay Gugerty, Ph.D., University of Washington 
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015  
5:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum
Sponsored by: The "Global Africa" Fellows Seminar and the John G. Tower Center Forum Program

“Tikal vs. Chaco: Water, Complexity, and the Archaeology of Sustainability
Verne Scarborough, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the Department of Anthropology's Golden Jubilee

“When Time is Out of Joint: Material Entanglements, Temporal Diffractions, and Re-memberings.”
Karen Barad, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 
4:30 p.m., Hyer Hall 100
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and Women's and Gender Studies

“Paint the Town Red: A Riff on Paris Graff”
Andrew Zawacki, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Thursday, March 26th, 2015 
5:30 p.m., Heroy Hall 153
Sponsored by: The "Institutional Graffiti: Subversion and Complicity in Public Writing" Research Cluster

“Dynamical Systems on Graphs”
Stefan Siegmund, Ph.D., Technische Universitaet Dresden
Monday, April 6th, 2015 
3:30 p.m., Dedman Life Sciences Building 132
Sponsored by: The "Linking Mathematical and Life Sciences" Research Cluster

“Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons' Place in a Changing Religious Landscape”
David E. Campbell, Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame 
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
6:00 p.m., Caruth 147
Sponsored by: The "Religion and American Public Life" Fellows Seminar

“Slavery, Love, and Romanticism in Cuba”
Rachel Price, Ph.D., Princeton University
Friday, April 10th, 2015 
6:00 p.m., Fondren Science Building 153
Sponsored by: The "Thinking with Affect" Research Cluster

“Alternate Reality Games as Digital Probes: Experimental Design, Practice-Based Research, and Transdisciplinary Collaborations”
Patrick Jagoda, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Monday, April 20th, 2015 
6:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Digital Humanities" Research Cluster 

“The Rising of God's Red Son: The Making of an American Religion and the Road to Wounded Knee
Louis Warren, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
6:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies

“Background Independence as a Constraint on Fundamental Theories
Alyssa Ney, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Friday, April 24th, 2015 
5:00 p.m., Hyer Hall 204
Sponsored by: The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and the Department of Philosophy 

“Self-Representation in 5th Century Spain
Ross Kraemer, Ph.D., Brown University
Monday, April 27th, 2015
8:45 a.m., Dallas Hall Room 70
Sponsored by: The "Jewish Studies" Research Cluster

“Heretics, Pagans, Jews (and Samaritans): The Priorities of Christian Imperial Programs in the 4th and 5th Centuries
Ross Kraemer, Ph.D., Brown University
Monday, April 27th, 2015
12:00 p.m., Hyer Hall Room 100
Sponsored by: The "Jewish Studies" Research Cluster

The Godbey Book Award Authors' Reception
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Program; The Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum