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The Novel, Who Needs It?

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Joseph Epstein.

Joseph Epstein is an American writer and the author of thirty-one books. His essays have been included in the annual editions of The Best American Essays. Mr. Epstein taught writing and literature for thirty years at Northwestern University, was the editor of The American Scholar between 1974 and 1997, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2003 by President George W. Bush and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Epstein also has been a regular contributor to CommentaryThe New YorkerHarper'sThe New RepublicNew York Review of Books and The National Standard. His most recent publication is called Gallimaufry: A Collection of Essays, Reviews, Bits (2020) 

A special musical performance from a member of the Fred Fox School of Music faculty will air at 4:40pm prior to the talk! 

Zoom Meeting Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89613179250

When

5 p.m. April 8, 2021

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:58

Reimagining Vietnam: Contemporary Art and History Difficulty

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Pamela Nguyen Corey.

March 16 - 5pm

Professor Pamela Nguyen Corey is Faculty Member in Arts at Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. She researches and teaches modern and contemporary art history, with a focus on Southeast Asia within broader transnational Asian and global contexts. Over the last two decades, contemporary Vietnamese artists have engaged with difficult topics both nationally and as a diaspora population. These include transcolonial narratives, competing nationalisms, wartime trauma and diasporic migration, and contested historiographies of the US-Vietnam War. Reimagining Vietnam: Contemporary Art and Historical Difficulty explores several artworks that demonstrate what’s at stake in the work of constructing history, and how such difficult topics have found voice and form through contemporary art.
 


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Musical Performance Begins at 4:45 PM

Musical Selections:

• Kimo Williams, Symphony For The Sons of Nam (1990)

Remembering the past can provide images that a composer can best express through music. With Symphony For the Sons of Nam, the composer has formed musical interpretations which reflect his experience as a soldier in Viet Nam.

 Haydn, Missa in Tempore Belli  "Mass in Time of War.” Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
 (1973)

Biển Nhớ ("Sea of Memories")
Singer: Khánh Ly

Song Writer: Trịnh Công Sơn

 

When

5 p.m. March 16, 2021

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:53

Lift Every Voice: Truth-Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Discussion

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Robert George and Cornel West.

Recorded Talk

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About the Speakers

Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual, focused on the role of race, gender, and class in American society; he is a radical democrat and socialist.  Robert George, an American legal scholar, political philosopher, and public intellectual, who serves as the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, is considered one of the country's leading conservative intellectuals.
 
They are friends and colleagues across their respective ideologies and beliefs.  Their dialogues together are meant to send a joint message: arguing for free expression, civil discourse, and mutual respect.  And, that our love for one another should not be reduced to or defined by our politics. 

About the Lecture

On February 15th, the two of them will appear together at the Voices of Culture lecture series hosted jointly by The University of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and the American Culture & Ideas Initiative. A 20-minute musical performance will precede the talk!  Please join us.  At this terribly uncertain and divided time, the example set by these two great scholars, as reflected in their photo, above, is an urgent and important signal to all of us.

When

5 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:41

What Made Me Not Ticklish

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Li Zhao Schoolland. Schoolland, Director of External Relations Asia-Pacific at the Acton Institute, talks about her experience growing up in Communist China.

 

Li Zhao Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao's regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and North Africa.

The Voices of Culture is a non-partisan, broad-based academic forum that values diversity of thought and background, openness and insight, and depth of understanding. It sees itself as the agora of American life and discourse, sponsoring lecture series', conferences, performances, and interdisciplinary collaborations in order to countenance good will and engender unifying ideas of inclusion and togetherness.

Zoom meeting ID: 897 5256 7610

When

5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2021

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:35

The Morality of Entrepreneurship

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Magatte Wade. Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and visionary business leader with a passion for creating positive change in Africa. She is dedicated to reducing racial discrimination while creating jobs and prosperity in her home country of Senegal.

Musical performance begins at 4:40pm

Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88297793414

 

When

5 p.m. Oct. 5, 2020

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:28

Is Commerce Still Good for Culture? A View from 2020

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Tyler Cowen of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He will present "Is Commerce Still Good for Culture? A View from 2020". Professor Cowen is a highly respected scholar, and was named "One of the most influential economists of the last decade" by The Economist. We hope to see you there. 

**Musical Performance begins twenty minutes prior to the talk at 2:40 pm!!**

Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89566474815

When

3 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020

Event Contacts

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:22
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The Voices of Culture Lectures Series Presents:

Myron Magnet, award-winning author and Editor-at-Large at City Journal, offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unprecedented freedom and prosperity. A special musical performance starts at 4:45pm!

Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/95739753174 

When

5 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:08

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series is hosting the Black Lives Matter: Creating a Better Future panel. The Panelists are the Honorable Ronald A Wilson, Dr. Rachel Ferguson, and Dr. Anthony B. Bradley.

Zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/96511124307

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When

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2020

Digital Signage Date

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00

Are We a Democracy or a Republic? And Why Does it Matter?

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center.

When

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 4, 2020

Where

Center for Creative Photography

Digital Signage Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:52

Vernon Smith, Professor, George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in Finance and Economics, Professor of Economics and Law, Chapman University, and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, will discuss “Classical Economics: Lost and Found; Experiments Signaled Neoclassical Economics Failures”.

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series is sponsored by the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and the American Culture and Ideas Initiative.

Come early to hear classical musicians play prior to the talk!

When

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 12, 2020

Academic year

2019-2020

Semester

Spring

Where

Center for Creative Photography
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