All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are preceded by a public reception at 5 p.m. The opening lecture, featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, will be held at Innovation Hall, while the remainder will take place at the WCHP Lecture Hall. For those unable to attend in person, lectures are live-streamed to viewers around the world at https://www.une.edu/cgh/video/live.
Fall 2018 Center for Global Humanities Lecture Series
September 24, 2018: “Gender and Freedom in America”
Christina Hoff Sommers, Ph.D.
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
October 29, 2018: “Thinking in Dark Times”
Roger Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College
November 5, 2018: “The Immigration Debate in Maine”
Catherine Besteman, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, Colby College
November 26, 2018: “The Global Politics of Gender”
Inderpal Grewal, Ph.D.
Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
December 10, 2018: “Broke and Patriotic in America”
Francesco Duina, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Bates College
Spring 2019 Center for Global Humanities Lecture Series
January 28, 2019: “Personal Liberty in the Contemporary World”
Sarah Conly, Ph.D.
Chair of the Philosophy Department, Bowdoin College
February 25, 2019: “Liberalism, Not Capital or Exploitation, Made Us Rich”
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
March 25, 2019: “The Psychology of Political Polarization”
Peter Ditto, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine
April 29, 2019: “God and Sex in America”
R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D.
Director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis