Conversations in the Humanites with Fred Andrle

2011                    2010                    2009

"Love Life--Memory and Nature at Play"
May 12, 4:00 pm,  George Wells Knight House, 104 E.15th Ave, Columbus, OH
An exhibtion of paintings by Karen Snouffer, artist and Associate Professor of Art at Kenyon College and poems by Fred Andrle, Institute Associate.
The paintings are inspired by Andrle's poetry collection, Love Life (XOXOX Press, Gambier, OH).

“40 Years of the Humanities at Ohio State: Views from its Deans"
a panel discussion of the state of the humanities by former deans                               
David Frantz, Michael Hogan, Jacqueline Jones Royster
April 22, 3:30 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater


"How Do We Restore Civility?"
A conversation with Ohio State University President Gordon Gee
Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 pm                                                                            
Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

Can we have a national dialogue that is free of cynicism, diatribe, vitriol, and bias masquerading as news?  A discussion of the possibilities for talking about the great issues of the day in a civil national discourse.  Co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts.

"Can Our American Government Meet 21st Century Challenges?"
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 pm
Bexley Public Library Auditorium
2411 East Main St (intersection of E. Main and Cassady)

Can Democrats and Republicans in Congress, together with the Obama administration, successfully negotiate to craft public policy approaches to some of the critical issues of our time?  These pressing problems include:  the economy and joblessness, the national debt, war and national security, climate change, health care, entitlement reform, and more. Join a public discussion about our polarized and fractious national government, with Ohio State University experts in the American political process: Paul Beck, Professor of Political Science, and David Stebenne, Associate Professor of History. Moderated by Institute Associate Fred Andrle.  
Co-sponsored with the Bexley Public Library.



"Thinking About Race" was held November 10, 2010 as part of the series
Conversations in the Humanities with Fred Andrle, featuring a panel discussion in the Wexner Film/Video Theater with Michelle Alexander, OSU Associate Professor of Law, who holds a joint appointment with the  Kirwan Institute; David Loy, former Professor of Ethics, Religion and Society At Xavier University, Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen; and John Powell, OSU Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute.  Co-sponsored with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Wexner Center for the Arts.  

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“Islam and Religious Tolerance in America," was held October 12, 2010 at Saxbe Auditorium, OSU Moritz College of Law, with Imran Malik, Interfaith Director, Noor Islamic Cultural Center; Asma Mobin-Uddin, former president of the Council on American-Islamic  Relations, Ohio chapter (CAIR-Ohio); Margaret Mills, OSU Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Snjezana Buzov, OSU Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Rabbi Harold Berman, Congregation Tifereth Israel; and Pastor Amy Miracle, Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Co-sponsored with the OSU Center for the Study of Religion.