Campus News

01.01.2019

Faculty News

Kristi Wilson – Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition 

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson participated on a panel at the 26th General Assembly of CLACSO (Latin American Social Sciences Council) in Buenos Aires on November 22nd. CLACSO, created in 1967, is one of the largest pan-Latin American organizations. This year's assembly featured keynote addresses from the former President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff and the former-Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Dr. Wilson participated on a panel entitled "Politics and Cultural Industries," which featured academics from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and the U.S. Dr. Wilson represented the journal Latin American Perspectives and presented work from an upcoming special issue on gender, sexuality and film in Latin America she is co-editing with Dr. Clara Garavelli from the University of Leicester.

 

Robert Allinson – Professor of Philosophy

Robert Elliott Allinson, Professor of Philosophy, has published a single-author monograph, Space, Time and the Ethical Foundations with Routledge Revivals in January 2019, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London and New York, 2019, pp. 215. A review of this innovative work written by the late Professor Anthony C. Yu, Carl Buck Distinguished Professor in Humanities, Chairman, Division of  East Asian Languages, University of Chicago, Divinity School, states, in reference to Space, Time and The Ethical Foundations: 'Robert Allinson's book represents tremendous thoughtfulness, originality, and erudition. Its wide-ranging and lucid discussions cover a huge terrain, from ancient metaphysics to quantum mechanics. The enlistment of certain classical Confucian concepts and themes at critical junctures to advance the book's argument also provides luminous comparison. His interpretation of the Confucian emphasis on life as social and self-preservation is both humane and interesting, much as his analysis of the Mencian notion of compassion deserves our attention.' 

 

Tetsuhi Ogata – Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Prof. Tetsushi Ogata was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia to attend the Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide from 9 to 11 December 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia. The Third Global Forum "Genocide prevention through education, culture and museums" aimed at examining the challenges and opportunities, experiences and perspectives of genocide education. The Forum was inaugurated on December 9, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention, and was opened by H.E. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia. Prof. Ogata presented his talk on comparing the Japanese and Turkish versions of narratives denying the past genocide and atrocities, and how the narrative structures of denialism are never permanent