Conferences/Lectures

FEATURED: The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) Presents: Ten Years of Theory

On the occasion of 3CT’s 10th anniversary, we reflect once more on the contemporary as an imaginative projection and a site of struggle, where the question of what can be shared matters to so many.  How do we create concrete and conceptual infrastructures of the present that are at once vital and textured, given different foci and disciplinary divides?  Exploring histories, gesturing toward virtual and actual political and economic frameworks, this conference aims to prompt comparison and theoretical innovation.  

FEATURED Unpacking New Urbanism: The Status of Walkable Diversity

New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.

 

Sem Co-op's Free University of Chicago Series

Bill Sewell, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History, will speak on "The History of the Future (and Its Implications for Politics Now)," with a response from Andreas Glaeser, Professor of Sociology.

For assistance attending this discussion, contact the bookstore at info[at]semcoop[.]com.

The Free University of Chicago provides a series of public presentations in which faculty explore social, political, and cultural issues of crucial importance. Held at 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue.

2018 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture with Carol Anderson

This annual lecture honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. A reception will follow the lecture.

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on public policy, particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States.

Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW): TBA

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty.

Linda Zerilli Book Salon

In this sweeping look at political and philosophical history, Linda M. G. Zerilli unpacks the tightly woven core of Hannah Arendt’s unfinished work on a tenacious modern problem: how to judge critically in the wake of the collapse of inherited criteria of judgment.