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What’s All the Fighting About?: The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

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What’s All the Fighting About?: The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Thomas Zeitzoff and Daphna Canetti will jointly present this look at current events on  Thursday, 12 March at 11:00 a.m. in 250 SWKT.

Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University.  His research examines why individuals participate in political violence, why groups fight, and the political and psychological effects of exposure to violence. As part of his research, he has conducted extensive fieldwork and survey research in Israel, Mexico, and Turkey. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review. Zeitzoff received a PhD in politics from New York University.

Canetti is an associate professor of political science at the University of Haifa. Her research Read More…

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Divinity of Jesus

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Divinity of Jesus

Craig A. Evans, the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia and leading scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, will lecture on  Thursday, 12 March at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Evans founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute and directed the graduate program in biblical studies at Trinity Western University, where he taught for over twenty years.

He has lectured at Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, and Oxford and frequently speaks at scholarly and popular conferences around the world, including the Biblical Archaeology Society seminars, and he has presented at the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation 2013 Christology Symposium at the Vatican.

His publications include the books From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation (2014), Read More…

Confucianism and China: Past and Present

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Confucianism and China: Past and Present

Peter K. Bol, vice provost for advances in learning at Harvard University, will share his expertise on Confuciansim on  Wednesday, 11 March at noon in 238 HRCB.

Bol also serves as the Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations. As vice provost, he is responsible for HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching, and research pertaining to HarvardX.

His research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the seventh to the seventeenth century.

He is the author of “This Culture of Ours”: Intellectual Transitions in T’ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History, coauthor of Sung Dynasty Uses of the I-ching, co-editor of Ways with Words, and various journal articles in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Read More…

Be a BYU Admissions Rep

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Be a BYU Admissions Rep

Application deadline: Friday, 27 March

Are you interested in public relations and promoting the university?

You could be a rep for Admissions Services this fall.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is passionate about Brigham Young University and what it has to offer prospective students. As a BYU Admissions Rep, you will be working directly with high school students interested in the university. Your semester will be spent traveling to high schools across Utah, southern Idaho, Read More…

Into the Woods: Forests and the Northern European Imagination from the Grimms to Tolkien to the Third Reich

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Into the Woods: Forests and the Northern European Imagination from the Grimms to Tolkien to the Third Reich

Mikle South, Richard Hacken, and moderator: Frank Christianson will intersect humanities and neuroscience in this tale of the trees at Cafe CSE on Wednesday, 4 March at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.  Environmental movements in Europe’s Romantic period turned rapidly to nationalism and war during the twentieth century. European studies librarian Richard Hacken and neuroscience professor Mikle South survey the imagined idea of fear and safety in the forest in the historical contest for German national identity.

South is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and received Read More…