Winter Quarter 2016
All presentations are free and open to the campus and the community. Please check back as more information becomes available.
Exploring Unintended Consequences: The "Faustian Bargain"
Sometimes even our best efforts to improve human life, save the planet, and promote progress and prosperity end up creating unintended, negative consequences. How can STEM & Humanities work together to prevent or to solve the seemingly intractable problems resulting from these unintended consequences? Must we accidentally destroy when we mean to create? Are we making a "deal with the devil"?
Jan. 12: Fayla Schwartz, botany: "Hitchhikers and Invited Guests Gone Bad - The Invasive Species Problem"
Jan. 19: Jason Ripper, history: "Thanks, Obama!: Inventions, Unintended Consequences, and the Political Sphere"
Jan. 26: Diane Brown, psychology: "Motivated Bias: Why we insist on being right and persist in harming ourselves"
Feb. 2: Andrew Vanture, astronomy & physics: "The Atomic Bomb"
Feb. 9: Cynthia Clarke, anthropology: "Marshall Islanders after the atomic bomb tests"
Feb. 16: Andrew Wahl, journalism
Feb. 23: Mike VanQuickenborne, philosophy: "Body:Mind::Sport:E-sport: The Danger of a Soul in a Digital World"
March 1: Charles Fischer, English
Join us for eight faculty lectures integrating STEM and Humanities. The series will be repeated in spring quarter at a different hour. All presentations are on Tuesdays:
11:10 am - 12:10 pm
Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, will discuss the global and local dimensions of contemporary human trafficking. Beiser will outline its links to many everyday consumer items—such as chocolate, coffee, and clothing—and suggest strategies for breaking our personal and collective ties to slavery. This event is generously funded through the Global Education Initiative.
Real Talk Wednesdays
Jan. 20 - March 2, 2016 (Wednesdays)
Rainier BRIDGES Center (1st floor)
Real Talk Wednesday is an open forum where students, staff, faculty and community members engage in meaningful and courageous conversations about social justice issues and topics that impact our community.
The Humanities Alliance
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201