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  • Is Liberalism a Parasite on Tradition?
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    Is Liberalism a Parasite on Tradition?

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Samuel Bowles, Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, gave three public lectures where he presented evidence that explicit incentives and constraints often diminish ethical motivations....
  • The Responsible Company: Lessons From Patagonia's First 40 Years
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    The Responsible Company: Lessons From Patagonia's First 40 Years

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will sponsor a discussion on the question of the private sector's responsibility toward the environment. On September 27th, the authors of The...
  • Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?
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    Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Jacob Hacker's talk, "Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?" addresses how rising economic inequality is linked to changes in American politics and policy, with a special emphasis on the current election season. "The middle class -...
  • Apes and Academics, Debates and Sermons
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    Apes and Academics, Debates and Sermons

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Keith S. Thomson delivers the third of four Terry lectures, "Jefferson and Darwin: Science and Religion in Troubled Times." In the last 300 years, science and religion, however construed, have diverged so much as almost no longer to be...
  • Of Men, Mosquitoes and Malaria: Understanding Transmission of Global Disease
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    Of Men, Mosquitoes and Malaria: Understanding Transmission of Global Disease

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Science on Saturdays is a special lecture series designed for families that brings the excitement of research and the passion of scientists to school-age children in the New Haven area. The lectures are free and open to the public, and the topics...
  • Confronting Leviathan: The Roman Empire from Hobbes to Rostovtzeff
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    Confronting Leviathan: The Roman Empire from Hobbes to Rostovtzeff

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    The 5th annual Michael I Rostovtzeff lecture, followed by an all-day symposium, and incorporating a visit to the new Dura Europus Galleries at the YUAG. John Matthews, John M. Schiff Professor of Classics and History, came to Yale in 1996, having...
  • Secular Humanism: Ethics as a Human Project - Dwight H. Terry Lectures 2013
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    Secular Humanism: Ethics as a Human Project - Dwight H. Terry Lectures 2013

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Philosophy professor Philip Kitcher delivers the second of four lectures on secular humanism. Kitcher, who was born in London in 1947, received his B.A. from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He has taught at several American...
  • How Tomorrow's Technologies Will Shape Your World
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    How Tomorrow's Technologies Will Shape Your World

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Craig Mundie, senior advisor to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Yale's 2012 Gordon Grand Fellow, talks about how computer technology will continue to shape the future and to demonstrate transformational technologies in development at Microsoft.
  • The Ghost of Patroklos and the Language of Achilles
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    The Ghost of Patroklos and the Language of Achilles

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    Joseph Russo, Audrey and John Dusseau Emeritus Professor of Humanities and Classics at Haveford College, delivers the first annual Adam and Anne Amory Parry lecture, entitled, "The Ghost of Patroklos and the Language of Achilles". This talk is...
  • Who Would Plutarch Write About Today?
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    Who Would Plutarch Write About Today?

    By Brian December 20, 2013

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    David Brooks, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Senior Fellow lecture "Who Would Plutarch Write About Today?"