Globalization and cultural diversity at home call for the knowledge and comparative methods of the humanities. These methods are essential to sustaining multicultural and multilingual societies and a strong democratic culture.
The Carsey-Wolf Center will be screening Peter Ott’s The Milan Protocol, a film about a German doctor working and living in Iraqi Kurdistan who is kidnapped while traveling through Syria. A pre-taped discussion between Ott and German and Slavic studies professor Elisabeth Weber will follow the screening.
History professor Charles Kim from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will give a talk called “Textures of the Past,” examining modern South Korean history museums and TV programs to explore nostalgic micro-narratives that work between narratives of economic development and political resistance in the country.
Columbia University Philosophy professor Jenann Ismael will be giving the 2019 Steven Humphrey Lecture in the Philosophy of Science, called “Rethinking Time and Determinism in a Relativistic Setting.”