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North Korea: A Defector’s Perspective

Monday, 22 October 2018

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Jinhye Jo (NKinUSA)

Jinhye Jo is a North Korean refugee who founded NKinUSA, an organization which tries to rescue other North Korean refugees from China and Southeast Asia. NKinUSA offers extensive resettlement support for those refugees who make it to the United States. It also raises awareness of North Korea’s human rights record. Jo will speak about her own family’s experiences and flight from North Korea as well as her efforts to help other North Korean refugees. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America

Thursday, 19 April 2018

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Samuel Goldman (George Washington University)

Samuel Goldman is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of the Loeb Institute for Religion Freedom at George Washington University. He received his PhD from Harvard University after completing his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. Before coming to GWU in 2013, he was the Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Ethics and Politics at Princeton University. He is also the literary editor of Modern Age and his latest book is God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America (Penn, 2018).

Conference: Voting: A History

13–14 April 2018

9:00 AM–5:15 PM | Faculty Commons, Alden Library (3rd floor) & Baker Center 240

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James Ceaser (Virginia), Hedwig Richter (Hamburg) & Yascha Mounk (Harvard)

This interdisciplinary conference will consider the theory and practice of voting. James Ceaser (Virginia), Hedwig Richter (Hamburg) and Yascha Mounk (Harvard) and will deliver plenary lectures.

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Public Bioethics and Human Dignity

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 (RESCHEDULED)

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Carter Snead (University of Notre Dame Law School)

O. Carter Snead is William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2005. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University after completing his undergraduate degree at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. After clerking for Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, he served as general counsel to the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is recognized as a leading expert in public bioethics. His research explores issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion, and end-of-life decision-making. He has authored more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, and essays. His scholarly works appear in such publications as the New York University Law Review, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Quaderni Costituzionali, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Political Science Quarterly.

This event was rescheduled from 7 February owing to inclement weather.

The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Mark Lilla (Columbia University)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Before moving to Columbia in 2007, he taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and at New York University. A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, he is the author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics (2017), The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007),The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001),and G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1993). Lilla’s talk is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum, the Office of Student Affairs and Ohio University’s LGBT Center.