Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.
“Ethics and the New Education: Testing, Pills, and the Future of Schooling”
Zak Stein, cofounder, philosopher of education, and senior outreach liaison at Lectica, Inc.
In his talk, Stein explores trends in educationally oriented psychopharmacology and large-scale standardized testing, and how educating children requires a more holistic and human approach.
Award-winning scholar and researcher Zak Stein focuses on issues related to human development and the philosophy of education. He has been published in several journals and is the editor for Mind, Brain, and Education. He has presented at dozens professional conferences and held teaching appointments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and John F. Kennedy University. Stein currently teaches through Lectica, Inc., and at Harvard.
In her talk, Benjamin discusses how and why the Obama administration came to rely on drone warfare, the dangers of engaging in secret wars behind the backs of the American people, and what we as citizens can do about it.
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, and Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. Described as “one of America’s most committed–and most effective–fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and called “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, Benjamin has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The author/editor of eight books, Benjamin’s latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. She is currently campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7 p.m.
“Ethical and Moral Issues in the Defense of Genocide Cases: Who Doesn’t Deserve a Lawyer?”
Mark Howard and David Ruoff, Howard and Ruoff, PLLC, former prosecutors providing criminal defense, personal injury, and civil litigation legal services
All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Lectures are presented in the Smith Recital Hall in the Silver Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted. For reservations or to arrange special accommodations, call (603) 535-ARTS.