Interdisciplinary Conversations on Alternate Facts: Evidence, Interpretation, and Reality
The 2017-2018 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series will focus on the theme of “Interdisciplinary Conversations on Alternate Facts: Evidence, Interpretation, and Reality." The selection of this year's theme was inspired and provoked by both current events and a powerful historical context. Through lecture, readings, and discussion, each "conversation" will invite participants to consider the concept of crossing borders from a number of disciplinary and methodological perspectives.
Events will take place during the midday class period on selected Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the academic year. Faculty and students are invited to bring their lunches; the Dean’s office will provide drinks and dessert.
Tuesday, May 8 / 11:30 - 12:50 / PLS-360
Aitana Guia, History
"A Refugee Crisis in Europe? Words, Facts, and the Politics of Fear"
Kate Burlingham, History
“Distinguishing Fact from Fiction: The Moral and Ethical Difficulties of Working with Forced Confessions"