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Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld: “The Integrity of the Doctor-Patient Relationship after the Holocaust”

Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Center for Ethics 1531 Dickey Drive, room 102

You are cordially invited to a public lecture by Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the executive director of the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust, on Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-6:30PM at the Center for Ethics (1531 Dickey Drive, room 102).  Parking is available in the Peavine Visitor’s Lot (27 Eagle Row).

The doctor-patient relationship has been the beating heart of medicine at least since the time of Hippocrates. Nineteenth and twentieth century events have fundamentally altered this foundational bond. The transformation of the medical ethos by Nazi physicians, the best in the world at the time, offers a cautionary tale for patients, doctors, and healthcare policy makers at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Please join us for this important conversation by reserving your free spot here.  Light refreshments will be served.

Emory University Science & Society, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory School of Nursing, Emory Integrity Project, Center for the Study of Law and Religion | Emory Law School, Department of Religion | Emory College, Rollins School of Public Health, Center for Ethics, Center for Medicine After the Holocaust

For more information, please contact: Jonathan K. Crane, PhD, Rabbi or Center for Ethics

Dr. Charles Hallisey: "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" Ethics, Reverie, and Buddhist Worship

Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:00 PM

Rita Anne Rollins Building 501, 1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University

Prof.s Antonia Arslan (Università di Padova), author of international best-seller La masseria delle allodole, and Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Mary T. Clark Chair, Manhattanville College), author of the new The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Negationism and the Armenian Genocide, will shed light on one of the first and most devastating international cases of the post-truth phenomenon: the Armenian Genocide. 

Co-sponsored by the Hightower Fund, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, the Emory College Language Center, the Department of History, the Center for Ethics, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Philosophy.

Dr. Antonia Arslan and Dr. Siobhan Nash-Marchall: “Post-Truths and People: The Armenian Genocide and its Negation”

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 7:00 PM

White Hall 208

Prof.s Antonia Arslan (Università di Padova), author of international best-seller La masseria delle allodole, and Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Mary T. Clark Chair, Manhattanville College), author of the new The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Negationism and the Armenian Genocide, will shed light on one of the first and most devastating international cases of the post-truth phenomenon: the Armenian Genocide. 

Co-sponsored by the Hightower Fund, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, the Emory College Language Center, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies Program, the Department of History, the Center for Ethics, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Philosophy

Dr. Devaka Premawardhana: "Pentecostalism and African Indigenous Religion: An Ethnography of Existential Mobility"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Callaway Center 319 (MESAS Seminar Room)

Based on fieldwork in rural Mozambique, this talk explores how ‘traditional’ models of change shape a people’s manner of relating to ‘modernity.’ In recent decades, state administrators and Pentecostal missionaries have sought to reform local inhabitants by, respectively, sedentarizing and converting them. Deploying a proclivity toward mobility cultivated by their indigenous religions and rituals, the subjects of this study appear both eager to partake in resettlement schemes and reluctant to remain settled by them.

Dr. Devaka Premawardhana is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Colorado College.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Institute of African Studies, and the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.

 

Spring 2018 events


Dr. Devaka Premawardhana's "Rupture and Return: Lessons on life from the Makhuwa of Mozambique"

Thursday, January 25, 4:00 PM, White Hall 103

Based on nearly two years of fieldwork, Devaka Premawardhana’s first project explores the complexities of Christian identity in a part of the world where indigenous traditions remain vibrant, even in the lives of converts. In this talk, Premawardhana will share lessons learned from the field—not just about his research topic, but about life itself. He will address how he came to appreciate the eclectic and elusive nature of the self—including of himself—from a people who prize mobility over stasis, and for whom religious conversion is experienced as routine, reversible, and repeatable.

Dr. Devaka Premawardhana is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Colorado College.

Film Screening: Old Dog with Award-Winning Tibetan Filmaker Pema Tsedan

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, White Hall 110 
Q & A to Follow

Description: A herding family in eastern Tibet discovers their mastiff is worth a fortune in Beijing, but selling it comes at a terrible price.  Trailer

Description: The Tibetan nomad mastiff is an exotic prize dog in China, sometimes fetching millions of dollars from wealthy Chinese. When a young Tibetan man notices several thefts of mastiffs from neighbors, he decides to sell his family's dog before it is stolen and sold on the black market. His father, an aging herder, is furious when he discovers their dog missing. But, the father’s attempts to buy the dog back lead to a series of tragicomic events that threaten to tear the family apart, while showing the erosion of Tibetan culture under the pressures of contemporary society.

Biography: Pema Tseden is the leading filmmaker of a newly emerging Tibetan cinema, and the first director in China to film his movies entirely in the Tibetan language.

Born in 1969 in Amdo (the Tibetan area in Qinghai Province, China), he was the first Tibetan to graduate as a director from Beijing Film Academy in 2004. His cinematic work, which includes The Silent Holy Stones (2005), The Search (2009), Old Dog (2010), and Tharlo, has been recognized internationally and received many prestigious awards inside and outside China.

Dr. Holly Folk's "Populist Antiheroes: from B.J. Palmer to Donald Trump"

Monday, February 26, 4:00 PM, White Hall 206

Description: In The Religion of Chiropractic and other projects, Holly Folk has explored the intersection of alternative medicine and American populism. Folk argues the ideological dimensions of alternative medicine foster an elective affinity with populist social movements that has affected not only public health, but also American politics and culture. In this presentation, Folk considers how the anti-establishment sentiments of the chiropractic profession were embodied in the persona of Joshua Bartlett Palmer, one of the most powerful creators of the chiropractic subculture and leader of Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa for more than 50 years. A successful entrepreneur in radio and television, B. J. cultivated a public image that challenged conventional aesthetics and morals with the promotion of an alternative model of success that resisted and superseded social norms. B. J.’s challenge to middle-class values of “respectability” makes him a useful comparison to other populist icons, such as Donald Trump, a contemporary master of the “politics of radical rudeness.”

Holly Folk is Associate Professor in Liberal Studies at Western Washington University (Bellingham). She is the author of The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland.

Buddhist poetry, stretching from enlightened women disciples of the Buddha to Jack Kerouac

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-9:00 PM, Robert W. Woodruff Library Jones Room

In conjunction with our "Buddhism, Beat Poets, and American Counterculture" seminar, we would like to invite you to an evening of Buddhist poetry, stretching from enlightened women disciples of the Buddha to Jack Kerouac.  Cheryl Crowley, Eric Reinders, Wei Wu, Geshe Namgyal Dadul, Sara McClintock, and Upali Sraman will be reading classical Buddhist poetry from Japan, China, Tibet and India, while Tara Doyle and the students in our class will be reading pieces by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, Anne Waldman, Bob Kaufman, etc.  

Please register at http://emorylib.info/beatsandbuddhism

Dr. Dawne McCance Lecture "Double Helix" and seminar "The threat of death as that of no more differance”

Lecture - Monday March 26, 4:30-6:30, Rich Building 108

Seminar - Tuesday March 27, 10:30-12:50, LIBC 119

Please save the dates March 26 and March 27 to join the Department of Comparative Literature in welcoming Dr. Dawne McCance who will be giving a Lecture and Seminar based on her forthcoming book with Fordham University Press, Derrida and life death.

This event is supported by Religion, PSP, French and Italian, ILA, and the Hightower fund.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry, and the Beats

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30, Robert W. Woodruff Library Jones Room

Please join us for this event, planned in conjunction with our exhibition, “The Dream Machine: the Beats and Counterculture, 1940-1975,” on view in Schatten Gallery.  It is also part of an undergraduate class called Buddhism, Beat Poets, and the American Counterculture,  which is being taught by Drs. Sara McClintock and Tara Doyle
 
“This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry, and the Beats,” will take place on from April 11th 6:30-8:00 pm in the Jones Room of Emory’s Woodruff Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register at http://emorylib.info/beatsandbuddhism


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