The next Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University is entitled “Rethinking Race and Racism in the 21st Century: Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and the Link Between.”
How do emotion, motivation and social factors influence our expectations, decisions and memories?
Dr. Tali Sharot will attempt to answer that question when she addresses “The Optimism Bias” in a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 12. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.
A Chautauqua art exhibition on this year’s theme of “Strategizing” will open at Eastern Kentucky University on Monday, Jan. 26.
The Japanese koto, a 13-string long zither that originated in China and was brought to Japan in the 8th century, will be spotlighted in a concert at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
“Colonialism,” said Dr. Audra Simpson, “is often thought of as something of the past, something that is now over. It is rarely imagined as a process that is still ongoing.”
In his highly acclaimed book, “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War,” Kenneth Adelman offered insights into the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, especially his strategy for winning the Cold War.
Tari Hartman Squire will address “Strategic Marketing: Transcending Hollywood and Beyond” in a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Oct. 9.
In recent years, public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of same-sex marriage, especially among college students. But the shift has led to new conflicts, as well as questions about how to coexist in a society where diverse sides have strong convictions.
Many students begin their college years with lofty aspirations of making a difference in the world and improving the lives of others.
“But,” said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, “there are so many important social issues that we may be overwhelmed. We may ask ourselves, ‘Which one should I take up? Which one can I do something about with what I have?’”