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DIVISION II FACULTY LUNCHEON
PAST SEMINARS

Academic Year Fall 2014

September 11, 2014
Ruth Striegel Weissman, Provost and Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences Joyce Jacobsen, Dean of Social Sciences and Director of Global Initiatives "Conversation with the Provost and Dean.”

September 25, 2014
Phillip B. Wagoner, Professor of Art History "Coin Hoards and Monetary History of South India, 1300-1600."

October 9, 2014
Chris Hogendorn, Associate Professor of Economics “Not Your Mother’s Internet: Mergers, Network Neutrality, and Cybersecurity.”

October 30, 2014
Sanford Shieh, Associate Professor of Philosophy “Picturing Logical Necessity.”

November 13, 2014
Justine Quijada, Assistant Professor of Religion and REES “An Inauguration for Etigelov: Multiple Genres of History in Buryatia.”

December 4, 2014
Michael B. Nelson, Assistant Professor of Government "African Participation in Global Governance."

Academic Year 2013 – 2014

September 3, 2013
Bruce Masters, Professor of History - “Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?”

October 3, 2013
Ruth Striegel Weissman, Provost and Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences Conversation with the Provost."

October 17, 2013
Sarah E. Wiliarty, Associate Professor of Government "The German Elections of 2013: Observations from the Field."

October 24, 2013
Erik Grimmer-Solem, Associate Professor of History "Blind Spot on the Right: The Wehrmacht, the Holocaust and the Politics of Commemoration in Contemporary Germany."

November 7, 2013
Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Associate Professor of Religion "Why They Swallowed the Fly: Multiverse Cosmologies at the Limits of Modern Science."

November 21, 2013
Damien Sheehan-Connor, Assistant Professor of Economics "Public Policy and Motor Vehicle Safety: Tales of Intended and Unintended Consequences."

December 5, 2013

Steven W. Horst, Professor of Philosophy "Cognitive Science of Religion: Why do People Believe in God, Ghosts and Personal Immortality?"
     
January 30, 2014
Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek Laura B. Grabel, Lauren B. Dachs Professor of Science and Society "Conversation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Faculty."

February 6, 2014
Ruth Striegel Weissman, Provost and Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences - “The Changing Landscape of Scholarships:  How Can Wesleyan Most Effectively Respond to these Changes?”

February 27, 2014
J. Donald Moon, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Professor in the College of Social Studies - “The Radicalism of John Rawls”.

March 27, 2014
Masami Imai, Professor of East Asian Studies and Economics - “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain:  The Impact of Titled Directors in 19th century British Banks.”

April 10, 2014
Gary W. Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies -  "The National Climate Assessment and What it Means to National Climate Action Plans and State/Local Initiatives."

April 24, 2014
Sonali Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of Government – “Rethinking the Ellsberg Myth:  Whistleblowers as Political Actors.”

May 1, 2014
Margot Weiss, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology – “Visions of Sexual Justice.”

Academic Year 2012 - 2013

September 13, 2012
Elvin Lim, Associate Professor of Government - “The Lovers’ Quarrel:  A Tale of Two Foundings.”

October 11, 2012
Tushar Irani, Assistant Professor of College of Letters & Philosophy - “Philosophy as a Social Science:  Some Reflections on Plato’s Political Theory.”

October 25, 2012
Gil Skillman, Professor of Economic - “The Puzzle of Marx’s Missing ‘Results’: A Tale of Two Theories.”

November 15, 2012
Rob Rosenthal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs – “The Provost asks, “What’s On Your Mind?”

November 29, 2012
A Round Table Discussion - “New Directions in Social Sciences (Division 2/9) (or How to Get Even More Money to do What You Love).”

December 13, 2012
Paul Erickson, Assistant Professor of History – “The Ford Foundation, Behavioral Science, and the Measurement of Values in 1950s America.”

January 24, 2013
Richard Adelstein, Professor of Economics – “Are Corporations People Too?”

February 14, 2013
Matthew Garrett, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies – “On the Social History of Literary Episodes.”

February 19, 2013
Ellen Nerenberg, Chair of the Faculty and Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Vice Chair – “Town Meeting.”

March 28, 2013
Laurie Nussdorfer, Professor of History - "Studying a Male City: Households of Men in Baroque Rome."

April 4, 2013
Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, Assistant Professor of History - “The Problem with the 'Ordinary' Death: Material and Spiritual Life under late Soviet Socialism.”

April 11, 2013
A Round Table Discussion – “The State of the Public Affairs Center:  A Discussion.”

April 25, 2013
Bruce Masters, Professor of History – “The Empire and its Collaborators: The Arabs in the Ottoman Empire, 1516-1918.”

Academic Year  2011 - 2012

September 8, 2011
Mary Alice Haddad, Associate Professor of Government – “Japan’s Triple Disaster:  Responses and Implications.”

October 13, 2011
Daniel Long, Assistant Professor of Sociology – “Education and Markets – School Choice and Academic Achievement in Comparative Perspective.”

November 10, 2011
Bruce Masters, Professor of History – “Arab in Revolt:  The historian’s long view.”

December 8, 2011
Abigail Hornstein, Assistant Professor of Economics – “Managerial Investment in Mutual Funds.”

February 9, 2012
Stephen Angle, Philosophy and East Asian Studies – “Progressive Confucianism.”

February 23, 2012
Round table discussion (Gary Shaw) – “Research Support in the Social Sciences: Using Research Assistants/Interns.”

March 8, 2012
Private talk invitation only – Hosted by Gary Shaw

March 29, 2012
Sarah Croucher, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies.  "Visible People, Invisible Slavery:  Plantation Archaeology in Eastern Africa.”

April 12, 2012
A conversation with Rob Rosenthal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.”

April 19, 2012
Gilbert Skillman, Chair of Faculty and Professor of Economics - "Follow up on the faculty executive session:  articulating Division II concerns and priorities."

April 26, 2012
Asha Bhandary, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy - "The Rawlsian - Position on mothers and slaves.”

May 10, 2012
Andrew Curran, Dean of Art & Humanities - "Before Anthropology: Enlightenment 'Science' and the Category of the Human.”

Academic Year 2010 -2011

October 14, 2010
Dan Ullucci, Visiting Professor of Religion - “The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice.”

October 28, 2010
Jim McGuire, Professor of Government - “Social Policy in Latin America:  Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences.”

November 11, 2010
Laura J. Stark, Professor of Sociology  - “The making of ethical research in postwar American medicine.”

December 2, 2010
Leah Wright, Assistant Professor of African American Studies & History – “Nixon’s Black Cabinet:  Economic Civil Rights in the Nixon Administration.”

February 10, 2011
Anne Peters, Assistant Professor of Government – “State as Chimera:  Parallel Institutions, State Power and International Order.”

March 24, 2011
Peter Gottschalk, Professor of Religion – “Religion, Science and Empire:  A Village View.”

April 21, 2011
Patrick Dowdey, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology & East Asian Studies – “The Sichuan Earthquake:  Disasters, Governments & Society.”

April 28, 2011
Richard Grossman, Professor of Economics –“Financial History:  From the 43 pound coin to the Subprime Crisis.”

May 5, 2011
Stewart Gillmor, Professor of History & Science, Emeritus – “Life after Wesleyan:  Becoming a Vigneron.”