Past Presenters - Free (Thinking) Lunch
November 21, 2014
LaToya Ruby Frazier
"The Notion of Family"
October 23, 2014
April 10, 2014
"Sustainability: Is It Worth Investing In?"
March 21, 2014
September 12, 2013
April 2, 2013
Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago Department of English)
March 21, 2012
Nuclear Capability in Iran
March 28, 2011
“The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology”
Wednesday, November 19
Samuel Gosling (Psychology)
"A Room With a Cue: Personality Impressions Based on Bedrooms, Offices, Web Pages, Music Collections, and Facebook Profiles"
Monday, January 26
Jacqueline Jones (History)
"New Perspectives on Racial Ideologies and Labor in the American South"
Tuesday, February 24
Madeline Hsu (History)
"From Chop Suey to Mandarin Cuisine: Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture"
Wednesday, March 25
Matthew McGlone (Communication Studies)
"Social Identity and Stereotype Threat in Interpersonal Communication"
Monday, September 17
Prof. Robert Jensen (Journalism)
"Pornography and the End of Intimacy"
Wednesday, October 17
Prof. Peter Trubowitz (Government)
"Grand Strategy in a Divided America"
Monday, November 19
Prof. Julia Mickenberg (American Studies)
"Children’s Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics"
Friday, January 25 [Cancelled/Re-scheduling]
Prof. Sanford Levinson (Law)
"How the Constitution Contributes to the Democratic Deficit (and Malaise) in the US"
Wednesday, February 20
Prof. Neville Hoad (English)
"The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Literature, Affect, Spectacle"
Tuesday, March 25
Prof. LeeAnn Kahlor (Advertising)
"Television Viewing and the Acceptance of Rape Myths"
Friday, April 18
Prof. David Buss (Psychology)
"Why Women Have Sex"
"Polio: An American Story"
"Captivity, Vengeance, and National Identity: From Colonial America to Abu Ghraib"
"Working, Shopping, and Social Inequality"
Doug Dempster and Andree Bober
"Interdisciplinary Museum Studies Program"
"Performing the Nation: Chautauqua and American Public Culture"
"God by Design"
"Mr. Kinsey Goes to Hollywood"
"John Brown and the Hobbled Historians"
"Liberalism and Toxic Torts"
"Scholarship, Community, and the World Congress on Information Technology"
"Conceptualizing Small Country Status in an Age of Globalization"
"Music and Subjectivity in the Early Cinema"
Kamran Ali and Barbara Harlow
"Bandung at 50: The Future of the Non-Aligned Movement"
"A 19th Century Life: Religion, Reproduction, and Custody Rights in Annie Besant's Autobiography"
"How Physicians Think about Race"
"A New (and Improved) View of Religious Liberty"
"The Doxiconic Visual Rhetoric of the War on Terrorism"
"Is There a Rehnquist Revolution?"
"South Asia: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?"
"Thinking about Torture"
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