Academic Events

Fall 2021

Core Plenary Lectures

September 22nd - Welcome Plenary, Matt O'Hara, Stevenson College Provost

7:00 to 8:00pm via Zoom invite

October 11th - Genesis: The Art of Biblical Storytelling, Bruce Thompson, Stevenson College Lecturer

7:10 to 8:45pm via Zoom invite

Presentation notes Why did the authors of the Hebrew Bible choose to construct the book of Genesis as a series of narratives of troubled families?  How did they tell those stories, and what significant themes run through them?  What do these stories tell us about the biblical writers' view of the human condition?
Note: the link to the presentation notes is from 2019. We will post the 2020 notes ASAP. 

October 18th - Matthew, Geoff Childers, Stevenson College Lecturer

7:10 to 8:45pm via Zoom invite

November 1st - Faculty Seminar on Nietzsche

7:10 to 8:45pm via Zoom invite

November 15th - Love & Serve: What the Bhagavad-Gita Says about How to Live, Caren Camblin, Stevenson College Core Course Coordinator and Lecturer

7:10 to 8:45pm via Zoom invite

 

Winter 2022 TBD

Core Plenary Lectures

January 11th - The Unresolved Question of Capitalism, Edward Kehler, Lecturer at Stevenson College, UCSC

7:00pm by Zoom Invitation

After the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, the legacy and reputation of Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels appeared to be irreparably damaged. But in the twenty-first century, political discourse has increasingly focused on the social inequality and environmental cost of capitalism.  Is the Communist Manifesto’s critique of capitalism still relevant in the contemporary world?

January 25th - Faculty Seminar on Plato 

7:00pm by Zoom Invitation

February 8th, 13th by Ava Duvernay

7:00pm by Zoom Invitation

Film Screening

February 22nd or March 1st: TBD

7:00pm by Zoom Invitation

Stevenson Distinguished Alumni Lecture: TBD

 

Spring 2021

Spring Distinguished Faculty Lecture - TBA