Winter Quarter 2017
All presentations are free and open to the campus and the community. Please check back as more information becomes available.
2017 Theme: Finding Middle Ground in an Age of Certainty: "The Marriage of Heaven & Hell"
Faculty Lecture Series & Honors Symposium
All lectures will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:20 to 1:20 in JKC 106
Dr. Steven Tobias, English: Jan. 19
"The Marriage of Heaven & Hell" by William Blake
Dr. Diane Brown, psychology: Jan. 26
On Group Polarization and the Foundation of Prejudice
Andrew Wahl, journalism: Feb. 2
"The Filter Bubble Effect: Rethinking News and Community in the Age of Social Media."
Cynthia Clarke, anthropology: Feb. 9
"If You’re Not with Me, You’re Against Me": Evolutionary Biology & Human Aggression
Thom Lee, art: Feb. 16
Yin & Yang
Dr. Steven Horn, political science: Feb. 23
Deconstructing Middle Ground
Mike VanQuickenborne, philosophy: March 2
Against Democracy? On the Voice of the People in the Age of Donald Trump
Assigned reading: Ch. 1 of Jason Brennan's Against Democracy (22 pages): http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s10843.pdf
Dr. Margaret Riordan, sociology & religion: March 9
The Ethics of Care in Tumultuous Times
Everyone is invited. The event is free and no reservations are required. Classes are welcome.
Faculty-Student Panel Discussion
Is American Blind?: Finding Middle Ground in an Age of Certainty
March 7, 12:20-1:50
Liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican, rich vs. poor, science vs. religion, irrationality vs. reason, menvs. women, yin vs. yang, friend vs. enemy, us vs. them … Why all these polarities? Can they be reconciled for the sake of a better future? This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the EvCC Foundation.
The Humanities Alliance
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201