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Norman Miller Center Calendar of Events 2012-13

Date Event
August 20 - Sept. 13

Baer Gallery Bush Art Center

“What Will Befall Her? The Art of Fahimeh Vahdat”

Gallery Talk and Reception: Sept. 13, 4-7 p.m.  
The exhibition features a series of large-scale drawings that explore issues of global violence against women.
(This event is sponsored by the Bush Art Center.) 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Fort Howard Theater
6:30 p.m. Wine & cheese reception
7:15 p.m. Ambassador of Peace Award Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Lecture

International Day of Peace and St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace Award

The Most Reverend John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiosese of Chicago, will be honored as the recipient of the 2012 Ambassador of Peace. There will be a public lecture following the reception and award ceremony.


Tuesday, September 25

Fort Howard Theater
Bemis International Center
7:00 p.m

With Liberty and Justice for Some? Race, Poverty, and Catholic Social Thought

A lecture by Fr. Bryan Massingale, Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette University. Catholic Social Teaching champions a social vision of the common good, where society's resources are summoned to enhance the well-being of all its members.  This lecture explores the intersections of race, religion, and politics -- and specifically how the overlapping realities of racism and poverty continue to undermine our common life and the challenge of promoting inclusive justice during a time of polarized public discourse.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts
7:30 p.m. 

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding

"Seeing Through Different Lenses: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture"


Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University. 
Thursday, October 25

114 ABCD
Bemis International Center
7:00 p.m

Voting in Good Faith: a panel and public discussion on faith and the fall elections

Monday, October 29

Fort Howard Theater
Bemis International Center
7:00 p.m.

 Peace and Justice Lecture on Civil Discourse

"Breaking the Stalemate: Common Ground for the Common Good" 


Jill Marie Gerschutz Bell, Senior Legislative Specialist, Catholic Relief Services

 

Saturday, December 1

Reflection Lounge

Campus Center

7:00 p.m

World AIDS Day: An Evening of Awareness and Remembrance


In honor of the 34th annual World AIDS Day the Norman Miller Center is sponsoring an evening event focused on raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have lost their lives to or continue to live with the disease. 
The event takes place in the Campus Center Reflection Lounge on the third floor.
The guest speaker is Ms. Diane Wagner whose brother died of AIDS in the 1980's. Ms. Wagner will talk about her experience with her brother's struggle with the disease as well as her years of activism on behalf of HIV/AIDS after his death.
The evening will also consist of group reflection and art project, a candlelight vigil, coffee, and cookies.

Tuesday, December 4


Fort Howard Theater
Bemis International Center
7:00 p.m.

Headlines on Human Rights


In honor of Human Rights Day, the Norman Miller Center will be hosting a panel to discus contemporary human rights issues around the world. The panel will be made up of faculty members to talk about current events and the nature of human rights.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
11 a.m.  -  12 p.m.  

SPRING 2013 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

"Climate Change and the Obama Administration"

Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein 
     Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change
Council on Foreign Relations

 

Tueday, February 26, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
7 p.m.

Norman Miller Center Interns Present Papers for WIsconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

The Formation and Exercise of Conscience Within a Religious Community
by Dr. Robert Pyne and Katlyn Cashman 

Whether seen from the internal perspective of the faithful or the external viewpoint of the secular community, religion is unquestionably a powerful force in society. Religious communities have used their power to make a positive impact on countless occasions, but they have also used this power to restrict and deny human rights in the name of God. Unfortunately, particularly during times of controversy, it can be difficult to identify from within a religious community which of the two is happening. Personal boundaries, particularly with regard to freedom of conscience, make possible the intellectual space necessary for critical reflection. Understanding where an individual stops, where the community begins, and how the two interact will preserve the individual’s identity and the necessary freedom to remain conscientious while still a member of the religious community. This benefits both the individual and the religious group. This paper will outline the formation of personal conscience and offer suggestions to those seeking to exercise it from within communities of faith.

A Realistic View of Peace in South Africa
by Dr. Robert Pyne and Connor Romenesko 

 

As the twenty-year anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa approaches, this paper investigates the state of post-apartheid peace in South Africa. Apartheid ended in 1994, but several recent incidents involving miners in South Africa evidence continuing unrest and income disparity. Other events and socio-economic measures, likewise, indicate a lack of social progress. Some have even referred to the current climate as “economic apartheid.” Based on a broad understanding of peace as human flourishing, this paper will use data from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s Transformation Audits to assess the progress of the country toward economic and social well-being. This paper will move on to offer possible pathways for peace in post apartheid South Africa. 

Towards Universal Education & Improved Maternal Health: Interrelated Millennium Development Goals
By Kaylee Beck and Rachel Schindler

The Millennium Development Goals were created by the United Nations in 2000 to address eight of the greatest current needs in our world. These eight goals are separately defined and measured, giving the impression that borders exist between each of these categories. However, as this paper will illustrate, there are not distinct boundaries between each goal. Instead, they are all interrelated; improving one will surely impact another. A country must focus on meeting all goals instead of just one to be successful by United Nations standards.  This paper will then focus specifically on the interaction between Goal 2 and Goal 5 of the Millennium Development Goals. The relationship between implementing basic education and improving maternal health is correlative; a positive feedback cycle arises with the interactions of bettered health and education. In order to achieve all eight goals, targeted countries must understand the interrelatedness of each goal instead of viewing them as independent of each other.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

SPRING 2013 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

"Business and Human Rights"
 
Mark P. Lagon
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights
Council on Foreign Relations 

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Walter Theatre

Pennings Hall of Fine Arts
7:30 p.m.  

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding

Musical Performance: "Treasures of World Song"


Gerard Edery, Singer/Guitarist

Monday, March 18, 2013

 

Fort Howard Theater

Bemis International Center

 

 

7:00 p.m.

 

 A film by 10x10, an organization for girls' education

"Girl Rising


Girl Rising is the feature-length film at the center of 10×10’s global action campaign for girls’ education. The film reveals the extraordinary stories of girls from around the globe, fighting to overcome impossible odds on the road to realizing their dreams of education.

Directed by Academy Award nominated documentary director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising includes voice performances from esteemed actresses Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez, among others.

The film tells the stories of 10 girls from 10 countries, selected in consultation with 10 acclaimed women writers, working closely with non-profit partners.

These writers are not only our collaborators, but a bridge deep into the lives of the girls themselves, telling a story that might not be captured in a traditional documentary. A voice for girls who might otherwise never be heard.

Together, their words broadly illuminate the unifying story of girls struggling to get an education in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. These girls present an incredible array of voices, each striving to make a better life for herself, her family, and her community.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 

SPRING 2013 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

"U.S.-Mexico Relations"


Shannon K. O'Neil
Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SPRING 2013 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

"Economic and Democratic Transitions: Lessons Learned"

Isobel Coleman
Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative
Council on Foreign Relations

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Norman Miller Center, Michels Commons
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SPRING 2013 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

"China, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Stability"

Adam Segal
Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies
Council on Foreign Relations



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