April 05, 2018
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Chapel Talk: Chapel Chapel, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Biology Department Seminar: Hays Science Hall 319 Classroom, 12:10PM - 1:00PM
Biology Department Seminar, Philip Smaldino - Ball State University. A tangLed MesS: Untying DNA and RNA 'knots' in a deadly neurodegenerative disease"
Student Senate: Lilly Library Goodrich Room, 7:30PM - 8:30PM
'Who Owns Great Ideas?' Talk by Dr. Lydia Liu: Baxter Hall 101 Lovell Lecture Room, 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Join us as Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Lydia Liu delivers her main public address while visiting Wabash. Abstract of the talk: The struggle over moral ideas has been an essential part of international politics in the modern world but, unfortunately, this process is still poorly understood. Are there universally shared moral sentiments across civilizations? Is cultural relativism trustworthy? What does cultural relativism include or exclude? Take the notion of “human rights.” Is this a Western idea? In my lecture, I will open up some of these issues by revisiting the UN archives relating to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the immediate postwar years. I conclude by reflecting on the future of moral ideas in the increasingly multipolar world of the 21st century. Lydia Liu is a theorist of media and translation, a professor of comparative literature, and a bilingual writer in Chinese and English. She is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, director of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and founding director of the Tsinghua-Columbia Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Her publications include The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious; The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making; Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity; and, more recently, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (co-editor/co-translator). As a creative writer in Chinese, she is the author of The Nesbit Code, a mock detective story.
AMC Classic Cinema 8 Show Schedule: 205 Dry Branch Drive