Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Ethics in a world of strangers

A philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and has an interest in political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He … Continue reading

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Hart: Reconsider what you think you know about drugs

Columbia University’s Ziff Professor of Psychology Carl Hart, whose expertise is in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, will speak on “Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hart is … Continue reading

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Civic Shakespeare

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will give a talk on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Witmore is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the … Continue reading

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Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy

Acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson will speak on his best-selling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau/Random House Penguin, 2014), on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Stevenson is the founder and … Continue reading

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Heavy

Kiese Laymon, the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture on his award-winning memoir Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner, 2018) on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. … Continue reading

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Bloodshed, borders and Brexit

Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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