MCSI Lecture: Kristen Andrews: “Normative Cognition in Great Apes”
October 16, 2018 Video
Drawing on primate and infant research, animal researcher Kristen Andrews offers another approach to examining the question of moral cognition in the great apes by examining the cognitive capacities required for normative thinking.
MCSI Lecture: Jody Armour: “Unconscious Bias: The Social Construction of Black Criminals”
October 9, 2018 Video
In this talk, USC Professor of Law Jody David Armour explores how social perceptions of wrongdoers—especially their race, gender, and class—determine how decision makers view their moral culpability and just desserts.
Lecture Video: Hahrie Han: “People on the Move: Organizing for Climate Change”
October 1, 2018 Video
Hahrie Han, Professor of Political Science at UCSB, examines what a social movement is and why we need it to solve the power problems that underlie climate injustice. She then examines ways to organize constituencies that build their power.
Faculty Foray: Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 and Dana Nothnagel ’19
September 17, 2018 Video
In this Faculty Foray, Rachel VanSickle-Ward '99, Professor of Political Studies and Dana Nothnagel '19 talk about Women in Politics.
MCSI Lecture: Siva Vaidhyanathan: “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy”
September 17, 2018
In Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It’s an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems.