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2007 Syracuse Symposium to bring together diverse mix of lecturers, performers, artists to explore justice
2007 Syracuse Symposium to bring together diverse mix of lecturers, performers, artists to explore justiceAugust 23, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The Syracuse University and greater Syracuse communities will embark on a journey this fall in exploring the theme of “justice” through the 2007 Syracuse Symposium, presented by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The symposium is a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival that celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagination and creation. For more information on symposium events, visit http://symposium.syr.edu.
“Each year, the Syracuse Symposium presents diverse lenses through which we view a topic of timely and universal importance. This year’s theme, `justice,’ has far-reaching philosophical, theological, social, economic and legal implications,” says Cathryn R. Newton, dean of The College of Arts and Sciences. “The symposium provides a rich mosaic of viewpoints to catalyze a common conversation and promote greater understanding among individuals and communities large and small. I urge every member of our own community to join in this vital conversation.”
Planning for the Syracuse Symposium starts by soliciting ideas from the entire University community for themes, related speakers and performances. The Syracuse Symposium Committee, whose members include faculty, staff and students from across campus, meet to discuss all suggestions and then begin the process of developing themes to propose to Newton, who makes the final selection. Collaboration across the schools and colleges is a priority for the committee, as is bringing students, faculty and the larger Syracuse community together for extraordinary intellectual and artistic experiences outside of the classroom.
“The 2007 Syracuse Symposium examines one of the most fundamental concepts of social organization: `justice.’ While `full justice’ is an ideal for which we strive, the path toward it is often elusive and arduous,” says Kandice Salomone, associate dean in The College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Syracuse Symposium Committee. “This year’s collection of lectures, performances, exhibitions and screenings is designed to examine this journey, as well as spark reflection and debate on the meanings and manifestations of `justice’ in today’s world.”
In addition to the featured events and exhibitions, several courses in the Fall 2007 semester will explore the “justice” theme.
This year’s events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The schedule includes:
- Binh Danh — Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Watson Auditorium. Co-sponsored by Light Work. Vietnamese-American photographer and memoirist Danh will share his Vietnam-inspired work and reflections. A gallery reception will also be held from 5-8 p.m. Parking is available for $3.50 in the Booth Garage (garage closes at 10 p.m.).
- Suzanne Cusick — Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2:45 p.m. in Room 107 of the Hall of Languages. Presented in cooperation with the Music, Justice and Gender Symposium, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and PULSE. Address on “Music and Torture” by Cusick, a teacher of musicology in New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Cusick’s current research focuses on the use of music as a means of torture in detention camps operated by the American government in the current global war on terror. Parking for the event is available in the Booth Garage for $7 (garage closes at 5 p.m.).
- The Harlem Quartet — Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. Presented in cooperation with the Music, Justice and Gender Symposium, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and PULSE. A concert of contemporary chamber music featuring a world premiere by composer Judith Lang Zaimont. Free parking is available in the Irving Garage.
- Supreme Makeover: Inventing a New Model of Judicial Openness on the High Court — Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. Presented by the SU College of Law; the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media; and the Carnegie Legal Reporting Program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and part of the Newhouse School’s yearlong celebration of the First Amendment. The panel will feature ABC’s Jan Crawford Greenburg, author of “Supreme Conflict” (Penguin Press, 2007); veteran Supreme Court reporter Tony Mauro; and Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $1.75 for the first hour (increases by $1 for each additional hour).
- Roots of Peacemaking: Indigenous Values, Global Crisis — Thursday, Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park (near Salt Museum). An International Day of Peace at the birthplace of democracy. Haudenosaunee traditional foods, artisans, speakers, music and dancing. Shuttle buses will be available from the Schine Student Center and The Warehouse.
- Paul Farmer — “Global Health Equity: An Evening with Paul Farmer.” Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. The Laura Hanhausen Milton First-Year Lecture. Address by Farmer, medical anthropologist and founding director of Partners In Health. Seating in Goldstein Auditorium will be limited to first-year College of Arts and Sciences students only. A simulcast will be available for public viewing in Stolkin Auditorium in the Physics Building, and a webcast will be available to computers on the SU network on http://symposium.syr.edu. Parking will be available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- Carole Boyce Davies — “Of Levees and Limits: Black Women, Leadership and Political Power.” Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in Room 137 of Sims Hall. Presented by the Department of African American Studies with support from the Ford Foundation. Address by Davies, an African and African New World Studies scholar. Parking will be available in the Booth Garage for $3.50.
- 5th Annual Human Rights Film Festival — Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building. Co-sponsored by Breakthrough, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the South Asia Center. Schedule is as follows: Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., theme is “Queering the Frame.” Movies shown will be “Say Amen! Tagid Amen!” (Israel, 2005) and “Between the Lines — India’s Third Gender” (Germany, 2005). Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., theme is “Inheritance of Our Pasts.” Movies shown will be “Leila Khaled Hijacker” (Sweden, 2005) and “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire” (Canada, 2004). Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., theme is “Subaltern Stories.” Movies shown will be “Inclusion: Makes Everyone Happy” (India, 2005); “Mitumba — The Second Hand Road” (Italy, 2005) and “Bushman’s Secret” (South Africa, 2006). Saturday, 4 p.m., theme is “Ideologies of the City.” Movies shown will be “Froth” (India, 2006); “Q2P” (India, 2006); and “John and Jane” (India, 2005). Saturday, 7 p.m., theme is “Children and the Inheritance of Our Pasts.” Movies shown will be “First Lesson in Peace” (Israel, 2005) and “Our America” (Switzerland and Nicaragua, 2005). Parking is available in the Booth Garage on Thursday at 7 p.m. for $3.50; Friday at 7 p.m. for $3.50 and Saturday afternoon for $7 (garage closes 2 hours after the end of the football game).
- “Judgment at Nuremberg” — Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Watson Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program. Film screening associated with Henry King’s lecture on Oct. 11. “Judgment at Nuremberg,” an Academy Award-winning film for Best Picture and selected by The New York Times as one of the 1,000 best pictures of all time, includes performances by Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift and William Shatner, among others. Parking is available in the Booth Garage for $3.50 (garage closes at 10 p.m.).
- Judy Wicks and Alice Waters — “Doing Well and Doing Good.” Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Co-sponsored by The University Lectures. Address by Wicks and Waters, advocates of sustainable food reform. Moderated by Professor Don Mitchell of SU’s Department of Geography. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- Henry T. King, Jr. — “Judgment of Nuremberg in Today’s World.” Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Co-sponsored by The University Lectures, SU College of Law and Winnick Hillel Center. King, a Nuremberg prosecutor, will appear in conversation with College of Law professor David Crane. Moderated by Greg Peterson, chair of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- A Journey Toward Justice — Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. A concert of new jazz by composer and musician Bill Cole, with Billy Bang, Jayne Cortez and the Untempered Ensemble. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- Screening Free Speech Film Festival — Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium and Robert Halmi Jr. Screening Room, Newhouse III. Part of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications’ yearlong celebration of the First Amendment. The schedule and parking details will be announced at http://symposium.syr.edu.
- Laura Kurgan and Eric Cadora — Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Auditorium, 350 W. Fayette St. Co-sponsored by the School of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, ThINC Gallery and the Department of Geography. Lecture by Kurgan and Cadora, specialists in justice mapping. Parking is available in municipal lots and metered spaces, and the Warehouse West lot.
- Soul of Syracuse Traditional Music Festival — Saturday, Oct. 27, noon-5 p.m. at The Warehouse. Presented by the Department of Anthropology and The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy. Festival of musical traditions of refugee communities in Central New York. Parking is available in municipal lots and metered spaces.
- Claudia Orange — Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building. Co-sponsored by Syracuse University Library. Lecture by M?ori cultural specialist Te Papa Tongarewa. Parking is available in the Booth Garage for $3.50 (garage closes at 10 p.m.).
- Paquito D’Rivera — Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. Co-sponsored by PULSE. Concert by the Cuban composer and musician D’Rivera, including the world premiere of new music. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for SU faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for students with valid SU I.D., and will be available at the Schine Box Office on Aug. 27. Parking will be available in the Booth Garage or University Avenue Garage for $3.50 (both garages close at 10 p.m.).
- Excelsior Cornet Band — Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. Concert of original Civil War music performed on period instruments. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- Gail Small — Monday, Nov. 12 (date is subject to change), at 7:30 p.m. in a location to be determined. Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Studies Program and the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance, and Citizenship. Address by Small, founder and executive director of Native Action. Visit http://symposium.syr.edu for details on location and parking.
- Freedom Sings™ — Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. Co-sponsored by the Tully Center for Free Speech and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and part of the Newhouse School’s yearlong celebration of the First Amendment. The musical and visual story of three centuries of banned music in America. Free tickets are required and will be available at the Schine Box Office beginning Oct. 15 (limit of four tickets per person). Parking will be available in the University Avenue Garage for $3.50 (garage closes at 10 p.m.).
- Amory Lovins — Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. A joint presentation of the Geoffrey O. Seltzer Lecture, The University Lectures, the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Syracuse Symposium. Address by Lovins, chair and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
- Robert Koolakian — Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, located on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library. Co-sponsored by Syracuse University Library. Lecture by Syracuse native Koolakian, a historical scholar, author and advocate. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.
Binh Danh, “One Week’s Dead”Aug. 14-Oct. 23Light Work Gallery, 316 Waverly Ave.Reception: Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.Gallery Hours: Sunday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointmentParking: Booth Garage
“Goya: Disasters of War”Aug. 21-Oct. 14SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art BuildingReception: Sept. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.Gallery hours: 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Parking: Booth Garage
“A Just Image: Selections from the Light Work Collection”Through Dec. 15Robert B. Menschel Gallery, Schine Student CenterGallery hours: 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Parking: Booth Garage
“The Never-Ending Wrong: The Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti”Aug. 24-Dec. 31Special Collections Research Center ExhibitionE.S. Bird Library, 6th FloorReception: Sept. 27 following “Phobia: Collecting in the History of Fear” lectureGallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)Parking: Booth Garage
Phobia: Collecting in the History of FearSean Quimby, director of Special CollectionsSept. 27 at 4 p.m. E.S. Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (first floor)Parking: Booth Garage
Southside Photovoice ProjectSept. 15-Oct. 1Panasci Lounge, Schine Student CenterGallery hours: 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Parking: Booth Garage
“Mapping Justice: Million Dollar Blocks”Oct. 18-Dec. 1ThINC Gallery, 1 Lincoln Center (corner of West Fayette and South Clinton streets, ground floor)Reception: Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. and by appointment (call 729-7483 or e-mail Andrew@thinc.orgAssociated panel discussion: ThINC Pillow Talk #4: “Mapping Justice”Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the ThINC Gallery
Exhibitions at the Warehouse Gallery:
“COME ON: Desire Under the Female Gaze”Jo-Anne Balcaen, Juliet Jacobson and Rachel RamplemanThrough Oct. 27Reception: Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m.Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.
“Keep it Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with the Yes Men”Nov. 13-Jan. 26, 2008Reception: Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m.Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.
Related Courses“Whose City?: Urban Living and Global Justice”Professor Jenna M. LoydCAS 100
“Practices of Academic Writing” (Theme: Social Justice)Professor Stephen J. Parks WRT 105
“Performance Live!”Professor Eileen StrempelFIA 195
“News Perspectives / Crime, Courts and Justice”Professor Mark J. ObbieNEW 200
“Human Rights and Global Affairs”Professor Hans Peter SchmitzPSC 300
“Feminist Theory”Professor Vivian MayWSP 301
“The Supreme Court in American Politics”Professor Thomas M. KeckPSC 316
“International Organization” Professor Cathleen M. Compton, Center for European Studies, LondonPSC 353
“Italian Urbanism: 100 Cities”(100 Cities A Survey of Italian Urbanism from Antiquity to the Present)Professor Richard Ingersoll, SU Abroad, FlorenceFIA 501/ARC 536
“Development and Sustainability”Professor Thomas PerreaultGEO 558
“Torts” Professor Peter A. BellLAW 608
“Feminist Theories of Knowing”Professor Vivian MayWSP 740
“Disability Law” Professor Arlene KanterLAW 763
“Seminar in Social Psychology” The Social Psychology of Genocide and Mass Killing Professor Leonard S. NewmanPSY 775
“Seminar in Social and Political Philosophy”(Recent Work on Justice)Professor Kenneth R. Baynes PHI 880/PSC 800
“International Human Rights and Comparative Disability Law”Professor Arlene KanterLAW 889
For more information and updates see http://symposium.syr.edu.