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September 2020

SCBE Seminar: Keith Wailoo, The Ethical Predicament of Genetic Innovation

September 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keith Wailoo, PhD is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs. He is jointly appointed in the Department of History and in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, former Chair of History, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine (2020-2022). His research straddles history and health policy, touching on drugs and drug policy, on the politics of race…

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“Orchestra Online” with guest speakers the St. Lawrence String Quartet

September 29 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

This week, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be the featured guest speakers for Professor Paul Phillips’s Fall 2020 class on orchestral music, “Orchestra Online,” viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees. The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence, teaches students privately and directs the Chamber Music program at the Department of Music, as well as engaging in collaborations across campus and in the community. Stanford faculty Geoff Nuttall (violin), Owen Dalby (violin), Lesley Robertson (viola), and Christopher Costanza…

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Bodies and Pain: Reflections on History, Policy, and the Changing Market for Racial Science

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Chair of the Department of History, the former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; genetics…

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October 2020

Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation, session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

In this breath-based guided meditation practice, you are invited to enjoy being part of a community of people sharing peaceful morning meditation. Participants are offered the free opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E. The five states of P.E.A.C.E. are: Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.  As part…

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Paradoxes and illusions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art

October 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Rutstein (Interdisciplinary Artist) will present her art based on science. Blanca Bercial (Artist, Curator, Critic) will discuss “The Paradox of Silence within a Social and Artistic Framework” Alexa Meade (Visual Artist) will present her illusionistic art. See www.lasertalks.com for more details. Rebecca Rutstein, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art, creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has garnered recent attention for her latest public art project, a prominent…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 2 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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“Black Music Revealed” with guest speaker Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell

October 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Black Music Revealed: Black composers, performers, and themes from the 18th century to the present,” a Fall 2020 seminar presented by Professor Paul Phillips, welcomes guest lecturer Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell, professor, Auburn University. Her talk, viewable on Zoom (RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees), will primarily focus on African-American spirituals, of which she is one of the world’s leading experts. Dr. Dunn-Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music. She has an impressive catalogue of works…

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CBD 2020: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation

October 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dropping into the truth of our own experience of the world as it is, this daylong with the authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love & Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams invites participants into a step-by-step integrated cumulative contemplative approach to collective embodied liberation, The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation (lovingly called the RD5), a five-pillar strategy for social justice movement. Being fully present to what the world needs now and leaning into relationship with…

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Community Hour with Salamishah Tillet

October 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Saturday at 1pm PST.  We will discuss Black feminism, art and activism, and surviving sexual violence. This Community Hour will be on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram Live:  @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things; and City of Girls. For more information…

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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve…

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“Orchestra Online” with guest speaker Tracy Silverman

October 6 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

This week, violinist and composer Tracy Silverman will be the guest speaker for Professor Paul Phillips’s Fall 2020 class on orchestral music, “Orchestra Online,” viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees.  Redefining the role of the violin in contemporary music, Tracy Silverman has contributed significantly to the repertoire and development of the 6-string electric violin and what he calls “post-classical violin playing.” Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni…

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Closing the Race Gap in Climate Science

October 7 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

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Life and Society in the Age of the Pandemic

October 15 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Two experts will share insights on two social and ethical aspects of our life during the pandemic. Piroska Kopar (Washington Univ) on “Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus” Milana Trounce (Stanford) on “Pandemic Resilience” Piroska Kopar conducted research at Harvard Medical School’s Division of Medical Ethics, focused on developing ethics education for surgery residents, and later joined the faculty of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine in 2018 as assistant professor in Trauma, Acute and Critical care surgery…

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“Black Music Revealed” with guest speaker Naomi André

October 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Black Music Revealed: Black composers, performers, and themes from the 18th century to the present,” a Fall 2020 seminar presented by Professor Paul Phillips, welcomes guest lecturer Naomi André (professor, University of Michigan) this week, viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees. Naomi André is Professor in Women’s Studies, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Residential College Arts and Ideas in the Humanities program at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in music from…

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Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma

October 27 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the program for Native American Studies present  Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma: San Francisco’s Washington High School Mural Controversy Featuring: David Treuer, Professor of English at USC, noted writer and Native American studies scholar, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow, respected filmmakers who are producing a documentary about the mural and the controversy surrounding it. The event will feature…

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December 2020

Discussion of the film, “Walk with Me” by Professor Paul Harrison

December 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prior to the film discussion: Please watch “Walk with Me,” a film directed by Marc J Francis and Max Pugh, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, from the comfort of your home. The film, starring Thich Nhat Hanh and Benedict Cumberbatch, takes us deep inside a Zen Buddhist community which practices the art of mindfulness in rural France and on the road in the United States.  The film is available for viewing through the following platforms: Documentary Mania:http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Walk%20with%20Me Kanopy with your public…

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