Professor Baskin of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, describes the ways in which women were surprisingly autonomous in Medieval Jewish society
Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
Law Professor Danielle Citron at UMass Amherst
Citron focuses her lecture on threatening messages, revenge pornography and the debate over first amendment rights when it comes to posting content online.
America’s Fiction Unedited
Deborah Treisman at Amherst College
Fiction Editor for the New Yorker discusses how she selects and helps prepare the magazine’s weekly short story publications.
Psychopathology & Stigma; Empirical Science & Narrative
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw at UMass Amherst
The lecture looked at the history of how those living with mental illness have faced discrimination and ostracism, as well as the science behind why much of that treatment within the society still remains the same today.
Call In or Call Out
Loretta Ross and Asam Ahmad at UMass Amherst
Activists and scholars, Loretta Ross and Asam Ahmad discuss “call-out culture” and how it harms social justice and political discourse among progressives, radicals, and activists. “Calling out,”as […]
On Recent Developments of the Islamic State
Professor Vincent Ferraro at UMass Amherst
Former consultant of the United Nations’ development program, Professor Vincent Ferraro, spoke on the Islamic State and developments in the seven core conflicts taking place in Syria.