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New events announced for 'Many Worlds, One Globe' series

Jan. 25, 2017

Three new events will take place as part of  “Many Worlds, One Globe,” a multiyear series of lectures, courses, workshops and other special events hosted by the Hutton Honors College in celebration of its 50th anniversary and in anticipation of the IU Bicentennial in 2020.

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Sarah Koenig, of "Serial" podcast fame, and co-creator Julie Snyder will be on campus March 31 to deliver a talk titled "Binge-Worthy Journalism." | PHOTO COURTESY OF WILL YURMAN

“The scope of ‘Many Worlds, One Globe’ is broad, spanning from diverse cultural customs to international matters, and ranging from artistic to scientific subjects,” said Andrea Ciccarelli, dean of the Hutton Honors College. “The series will intersect with as many fields as possible, given the breadth of disciplines taught at IU Bloomington, and support students’ understanding of the global and the individual experience.”

Upcoming events include:

  • Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will participate in a moderated conversation about her works on mood disorders and artistic creativity at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. Jamison is a world-renowned researcher on mood disorders and mental illnesses and author of the best-sellers “An Unquiet Mind: a Memoir of Mood and Madness” and “Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.”
  • Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, of “This American Life” and co-creators of the Peabody Award-winning podcast “Serial,” will deliver a joint 60-minute talk, “Binge-Worthy Journalism,” followed by a Q-and-A session at 5 p.m. March 31 at the Whittenberger Auditorium.
  • Irshad Manji, founder of “Moral Courage TV” and author of “The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in her Faith” and “Allah, Liberty and Love: Courage to Reconcile faith and Freedom,” will visit IU on Oct. 2 and 3, when she will deliver a seminar on Moral Courage TV and a public talk on “The Gender Dilemma and Public Life.” Born in Uganda to Egyptian and Indian parents, Manji was forced to relocate to Canada with her family in the early 1970s as a result of political repression under Uganda’s former dictator, Idi Amin. She has had a successful career in the Canadian television and printed press, focusing on the role of diversity in current society and the moral courage it takes to defend different ideas and opinions in our society. Times and locations will be announced at a later date.

All events are free and open to the public. 

During the next few years, the “Many Worlds, One Globe” series will offer lectures from IU faculty and outside speakers on topics including the changing role of women in a global society, the conflict between national economies and their global expansions, the dual role of technology as a unifier or a divider, and the impact of the environment on a global society. The programs are offered in partnership with schools and units across the IU Bloomington campus.

The multiyear series aligns with several priorities in the university's Bicentennial Strategic Plan, including a commitment to student success, vibrant community of scholars and global engagement.

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