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Practices of Knowledge: Inaugural Conference (Fri, 11/17/17 - DAY TWO)

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The Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics

5727 South University Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

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The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge presents its inaugural conference, a four-day event that will feature internationally recognized intellectuals, scholars, and public figures and aims to reach both academia and the general public in an effort to encourage thinking about what we know and how we know it.

Friday, November 17, 2017 - Day Two Schedule

Please note potential confusion: the conference site is not at the Stevanovich Institute, our home at 5737 S. University Ave. It is at the Stevanovich Center at 5727 S. University Ave.

8.30-9 am
Coffee and doughnuts

9-10.00 am
Debate—What Democracy “Knows”
Presentation (30 mins): WILL HOWELL, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Discussants: (30 mins)
MATTHEW LANDAUER, Asst. Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
CLIFFORD ANDO, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Classics, University of Chicago

10.00-10.30 am
Q&A for everyone

10.30-10.45 am
Coffee Break

10.45-12.00 am
The Science of Literature: a Form of Knowing? Panel of 3 15 minute talks:
Moderator: STUART MCMANUS, Postdctoral Fellow at SIFK

JONATHAN GOTTSCHALL, Distinguished Fellow, Washington & Jefferson College
EDWARD SLINGERLAND, Professor of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia
DARIO MAESTRIPIERI, Professor of Comparative Human Development, Evolutionary Biology, and Neurobiology, University of Chicago

12.00-12.30 pm
Q&A

1.30-2.30 pm
Debate: Outside Modern Western Science (two x 30 min)

GLORIA EMEAGWALI, Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University: “Towards a Philosophy of Indigenous Knowledge”
PAMELA SMITH, Seth Low Professor of History and Director of the Center for Science and Society, Columbia University “Artisanal Epistemologies”

2.30–3 pm
Q&A for all

3-3.30 pm
The Game Changer Lab
MELISSA GILLIAM, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics; Chief, Family Planning, University of Chicago Medicine

3.30-4 pm
Q&A for all

4-5 pm
Wine and cheese

5 pm-5.45 pm
Knowledge and Human Nature
Lecture—STEVEN PINKER, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University: “The Humanities and Human Nature”

5.45-6 pm
Q&A for everyone

6-6.30 pm
Lecture— ANN STOLER, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, The New School: “On Sentiment in Governance and the Law"

6.30-7 pm
Q&A for all, wrap-up, etc.

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