The Gaede Institute cosponsors a variety of faculty-organized lecture series: the Pascal Society Lectures, which engage questions of science and faith; the Erasmus Society Lectures, which bring to campus leading scholars in the humanities; two annual lectures organized by Westmont's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society; special World Christianity, Gender Studies, and departmental lectures; and its own Reel Talk film discussion series. To add these events to your Google Calendar, follow this link, then click the small + icon in the bottom-right corner of the page. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

 

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Fall 2016 Lectures and Events

Dave Tell

The Emmett Till Memory Project

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge


David Sherman

Threats and Affirmations: The Interplay of Self and Social Identity

Friday, September 9, 2016, 3:30pm

Winter 210


Alister Chapman

Immigration: The Best Thing for Britain Since Sliced Bread?

Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Paul Cronshaw

Sustainable Beekeeping 101

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 3:30pm

Founders Dining Room


Frank Wolf and Tony P. Hall

Friendship Across the Aisle: Bipartisanship in Pursuit of Justice, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00pm

Winter 210


Derek Muller

From Adams v. Jefferson to Trump v. Clinton: Elections and the Framers' Constitution

Monday, September 19, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Amanda Sparkman, Meredith Whitnah, Sameer Yadav

Panel Discussion: What is Gender?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Nocturnal

Staged reading of a play by Juan Mayorga, directed by Mitchell Thomas

Thursday, September 22, 7:00pm

Porter Theater

Jon Huckins

Global Peacemaking as Discipleship: Lessons from Welcoming the Stranger

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

Reel Talk: "Who Is Dayani Cristal?"

with members of the 2016 US Border Immersion Faculty Seminar

Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm

Adams 216

 

Angela D'Amour

How Christian Women Envision Their Future

Monday, October 3, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

Kya Mangrum

American Slavery As It Is? Word, Image, and the Desire for the Crime Scene Photograph in U.S. Anti-Slavery Literature, 1830-1839

Thursday, October 13, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Kathi King

How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint TODAY

Friday, October 14, 3:30pm

Founders Dining Room


Nicholas Wolterstorff

Empathy and Anger in the Struggle Against Injustice

Monday, October 17, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

P. Matthew Joyner

Investigation of the Bioactivity of Native American Medicinal Plants of Southern California

Friday, October 21, 3:30pm

Winter 210

 

Reel Talk: Focus Week

Thursday, October 27, 7pm

Film and panel to be announced

 

Letters from Cuba

Staged reading of a play by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Lindsey Twigg

Thursday, November 3, 7:00pm

Porter Theater


Salty Girl Seafood

Sustainability at Salty Girl Seafood

Wednesday, November 9, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Angela Reed

Spiritual Companioning in Protestant Theology and Practice

Thursday, November 10, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Prasannan Parthasarathi

South Asian Cottons and the World

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

Reel Talk: "Gattaca"

with Tim Van Haitsma and Eileen McMahon McQuade

Thursday, December 1, 7:00pm

Porter Theater


Ellie Perry

Sustainability Across the Spectrum

Tuesday, December 6, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge



 

The Emmett Till Memory Project


tellDave Tell

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Kansas

 

Erasmus Lecture (Communication Studies)

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

For fifty years following the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, there was not a single commemorative marker anywhere in the state of Mississippi. Since 2005, however, the state has invested nearly $5 million in Till commemoration. In this talk, Dr. Dave Tell reveals the untold stories, backroom deals, ethical quandaries, and outright scandals that have attended this sudden explosion in commemorative activity.

 

Dave Tell is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. His 2012 book, Confessional Crises: Confession and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America, explains how the genre of confession has shaped (and been shaped by) some of the twentieth century's most intractable issues: sexuality, class, race, violence, religion, and democracy. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Penn State. www.coms.ku.edu

 

 

Threats and Affirmations: The Interplay of Self and Social Identity


Dave Sherman PhotoDavid Sherman

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

 

Natural and Behavioral Sciences Lecture

Friday, September 9, 2016, 3:30pm

Winter 210

 

David Sherman holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at UCLA. Since 2005, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UCSB. His research, which is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, centers on how people respond to information and events that threaten the self. www.psych.ucsb.edu


 

Immigration: The Best Thing for Britain Since Sliced Bread?


chapmanAlister Chapman

Professor of History, Westmont College

 

Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture

Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Beekeeping 101


cronshawPaul Cronshaw

President, Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association

 

Sustainability Speaker Series

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 3:30pm

Founders Dining Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship Across the Aisle: Bipartisanship in Pursuit of Justice, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom


tony p hallCongressman Frank Wolf and Ambassador Tony P. Hall

 

Political Science Lecture

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00pm

Winter 210

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Adams v. Jefferson to Trump v. Clinton: Elections and the Framers' Constitution


Derek Muller PhotoDerek Muller

Pepperdine University

 

Constitution Day Lecture

Monday, September 19, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge

Funding for this lecture is provided by the John Templeton Foundation through a grant from the Institute for Humane Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion: What is Gender?


Amanda Sparkman, Meredith Whitnah, Sameer Yadav

Westmont College

 

Gender Studies Lecture

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

Boundary Crossings: Nocturnal


Nocturnal Staged reading of a play by Juan Mayorga, directed by Mitchell Thomas

 

Boundary Crossings: New International Plays about the Immigrant Experience

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00pm

Porter Theater

 

 

 

 

 

Global Peacemaking as Discipleship: Lessons from Welcoming the Stranger


HuckinsJon Huckins

Director, The Global Immersion Project

 

Office of Global Studies Lecture

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reel Talk: "Who is Dayani Cristal?"


Who is Dayani Cristal?with participants in the 2016 US Border Immersion Faculty Seminar

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00pm

Adams 216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Christian Women Envision Their Future


Angela D'AmourAngela D'Amour

Director of Campus Life, Westmont College

 

Gender Studies Lecture

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Slavery As It Is? Word, Image, and the Desire for the Crime Scene Photograph in U.S. Anti-Slavery Literature, 1830-1839


Kya MangumKya Mangrum

Assistant Professor of English, University of Utah

 

Erasmus Lecture

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint TODAY


Kathy KingKathi King

Director of Outreach and Education, Santa Barbara Environmental Council

 

Sustainability Speaker Series

Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:30pm

Founders Dining Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empathy and Anger in the Struggle Against Injustice


Nicolas WolterstorffNicholas Wolterstorff

Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University

 

Erasmus Lecture (Philosophy)

Monday, October 17, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

Most people who struggle against some particular case of injustice are energized to do so by emotional engagement with the victims or the perpetrators: empathy with the victims or anger at the perpetrators - or both. But almost always there are also people who are acquainted with the plight of victims but feel neither empathy with them nor anger at the perpetrators. Why is that? What blocks empathy and anger? What accounts for "hardening of the heart?" Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University.

 

 

Investigation of the Bioactivity of Native American Medicinal Plants of Southern California


P. Matthew Joyner PhotoP. Matthew Joyner

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Pepperdine University

 

Natural and Behavioral Sciences Lecture

Friday, October 21, 2016, 3:30pm

Winter 210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boundary Crossings: Letters from Cuba


Letters from CubaStaged reading of a play by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Lindsey Twigg

Boundary Crossings: New International Plays About the Immigrant Experience

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00pm

Porter Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability at Salty Girl Seafood


Salty Girl Seafood LogoSalty Girl Seafood

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Sustainability Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Companioning in Protestant Theology and Practice


Dr. Angela Reed PhotoAngela Reed

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

Winner of the 2016 Martin Institute/Dallas Willard Center Book Award

 

Provost's Lecture

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Asian Cottons and the World


Prasannan Parthasarathi PhotoPrasannan Parthasarathi

Professor of History, Boston College

 

Erasmus Lecture

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00pm

Hieronymus Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reel Talk: Gattaca


Gattacawith Tim Van Haitsma and Eileen McMahon McQuade

 

Reel Talk Lecture

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00pm

Porter Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Across the Spectrum


Ellie Perry PhotoEllie Perry

Sundowner Sustainability Consulting

 

Sustainability Speaker Series

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge