Media of Visiting Scholars and other lecturers


Babble and Words: The Origins of Language in the Child and in the Species
Marilyn Vihman
Professor of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York (UK) April 9, 2012

An Evening with Dayugitsv: Thoughts on Teaching, Stories and ReligionVLeslie Hannah
Director of Cherokee Language Education and Cherokee Studies Programs
Northeastern State University
April 2, 2012

Defining Virginia: How Geographic Expectations Shaped the Indian Boundary, 1763-1784
S. Max Edelson
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia March 30, 2012

Finding Beethoven: Thinking ‘Machines’ Biological or Silicon
Douglas Riecken
Associate Director/Research Faculty – Center for Computational Learning Systems
Columbia University March 26, 2012

Brian Schrag
Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics; Senior Scholar
Indiana University
March 20, 2012

Tackling Wicked Problems in Communities: How Universities and Students Can Use Passionate Impartiality in the Art of Deliberative Inquiry
Martin Carcasson
Associate Professor, Director
CSU Center for Public Deliberation
March 15, 2012

Improvisation: Inspiration and Meaning for Teaching and Learning
Christopher Azzara
Professor and Chair of Music Education
Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester
March 15, 2012

Clayborne Carson
The Ronnie Lott Director
Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
March 14, 2012

Discourses & Narratives: Race, Reform, & Civil Rights Activism in NJ, 1920-50
Walter Greason
Associate Professor of History
Ursinus College
February 7, 2012

The U.S. and Iran since 9/11
Ali Ansari
Professor of History
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
November 30, 2011

We Meet Ourselves Coming Back: The Denial and Embrace of the Oral Folk Tradition
Daryl Cumber Dance
Department of English
University of Richmond
October 21, 2011

Aljazeera and the Rise of Global Media: An Insider’s Perspective from the Founding Bureau Chief of Aljazeera English’s US Operation
William Stebbins
Former Bureau Chief for the Americas
Aljazeera English
October 20, 2011

Bridging the Technology Divide in Autism: Moving Interventions that Work to Community Settings
David Mandell
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
October 11, 2011

The United States and the World after 9/11/2001
Ole Holsti
George V. Allen Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Duke University
October 6, 2011

Why Do Some Users Stop Scanning their Computers? A Study of Secure Behavior Discontinuance
Merrill Warkentin
Professor, Department of Management & Information Systems
Mississippi State University
September 28,2011

The State of Hate in America: The Radical Right Since 9/11
Mark Potok
Director of the Intelligence Project
Southern Poverty Law Center
September 27, 2011

Pornography’s Perfect Storm of Inequality: Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Capitalism

Robert Jensen
School of Journalism
University of Texas at Austin
September 19, 2011

How to Respond to a Rapidly Changing Environment as Learned from an Adaptable Songbird
Ellen Ketterson
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Indiana University
April 11, 2011

Grounding Sustainable Dairying through Artisan Cheese Making
Heather Paxson
Class of 1957 Career Development Associate Professor of Anthropology
April 11, 2011

The Interplay of Race and Class in Argentina’s Tourist Destinations
Oscar Chamosa
Associate Professor of History
University of Georgia
April 7, 2011

Istanbul: Landscape and Identity in the Modern Middle East
Deniz Calis Kural
Visiting Professor
School of Architecture
University of Virginia
March 23, 2011

Global Climate Change: The Moral Limits of State Sovereignty

Joshua Kassner
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Baltimore
March 22, 2011

Conserving Biodiversity in Vietnam and Globally
Eleanor Sterling
Director, Center for Biodiversity  and Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
March 7, 2011

Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Elliptical Similarity, Visual Assessment and Clustering
James Bezdek
Retired Professor of
Computer Science
Jan. 31, 2011

The Changing Face of GIS
Michael Goodchild
Director, Center for Spatial Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nov. 15, 2010

Resistance and Heroism: Mapping the Holocaust Story
Ann Kirschner
Dean, Macaulay Honors College of the City
University of New York
Nov. 9, 2010

Battlefield Archaeology – Some New Insights into Custer’s Last Stand
Douglas Scott
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Geography
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nov. 3, 2010

Searching for an Exit in the  Corridor of Fear: Revisiting Gandhi and King in Times of Terrorism
Anna Alomes
Director of Training
Leap Learning, Australia
Oct. 27, 2010

Climate Change Science:  Where Do We Go From Here?
Kenneth Dewey
Professor of Climatology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Oct. 21, 2010

Visualizing the Science of Genomics
Kathy Takayama
Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University
Sept. 29, 2010

Back to Back to the Land: Documentary Filmmakers on Sustainability
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis
Documentary filmmakers
Sept. 16, 2010

Preventing Gang Violence: Youth Intervention
Carol Winkler
Professor of Communication
Georgia State University
April 13, 2010

Debating the Standardization of Raga in South India, 1930-1952
Matthew Allen
Chair of the Music Department
Wheaton College
April 5, 2010

James Madison and the Global Order
James Bohman
Danforth Professor of Philosophy
St. Louis University
April 1, 2010

The Significance of the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century World
Joseph Miller
T. Cary Miller Jr. Professor of History
University of Virginia
March 27, 2010

Meaningful Making: Why We Need New School Art Styles
Olivia Gude
Professor of Art Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 22, 2010

Finite Inductive Sequences: A Technique for Pattern Recognition and String Complexity
Paul Fisher
RJR Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Winston-Salem State University
March 18, 2010

Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Ricardo Chavez Castaneda
Visiting Professor
Middlebury College
February 18, 2010

Bioethics and Pregnant Body
Margaret Little
Directory of the Kennedy Institute for Ethics
Georgetown University
November 4, 2009

Gift Fetishism and the Market for Human Organs
Kieran Healy
Associate Professor of Sociology
Duke University
October 21, 2009

Sample Some of This: Remix Culture, Media and Copyright Law
Kembrew McLeod
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
University of Iowa
October 1, 2009

Multiple Languages/Multiple Identities
Kate Mangelsdorf
Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
University of Texas at El Paso
October 1, 2009

Leadership in the Age of Obama
Gail Fairhurst
Professor of Communication
University of Cincinnati
October 1, 2009

Herder, Schleiermacher and the Birth of Foreignizing Translation
Michael Forster
Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy
University of Chicago
April 16, 2009

The National Park Service: Using Historic Places for Heritage Education and Tourism
Carol Shull
Chief of Heritage Education Services
National Park Service
April 9, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Non-Violence
Douglas Allen
Professor of Philosophy
University of Maine
April 9, 2009

Political Action is Moral Action: The Mexican War and the Anti-Slavery Movement Reconsidered
Michael Morrison
Associate Professor of History
Purdue University
April 6, 2009

Marching Through History with Cesar Chavez
Cathy Murphy
Photographer/Journalist/social Activist
April 1, 2009

Re-enter the Dragon: China-Africa Relations and the 21st Century Scramble for Africa
Margaret Lee
Department of African and Afro-American Studies
University of North Carolina
March 23, 2009

Gender & African Art: A Curious Intersectionality
Nkiru Nzegwu
Chair, Africana Studies Department/
Director, Africa Resource Center
Binghamton University
Feb 5, 2009

Narrative and Neurology: Emerging Trends in Literature and Science
Gary Johnson
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
University of Findlay
Oct. 9, 2008

Madison Scholar Lecture
Dr. Michael Seth
JMU Associate Professor of History
Nov. 5, 2008

On the Coming Decline and Fall of the U.S. Empire: An Update
Johan Galtung
Director of TRANSCEND
Oct. 21, 2008

Computer-Mediated Social Support Inquiry
Dr. Kevin Wright
Associate Professor/Editor,
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
University of Oklahoma
Feb. 12, 2009

Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum Appalachia
John Inscoe
Professor of History
University of Georgia
Sept. 18, 2008