Come learn what it means to be human at this ongoing lecture series at UCSD.
The free lectures will take place Jan. 18 through March 14, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at UC San Diego’s International House, save for Feb. 23, which begins at 6 p.m. Speakers and their programs include:
- Feb. 8, 7 p.m.––Suzanne Cahill, professor of history, “Suffering, Enlightenment and Immortality: Chinese Buddhists and Daoists on the Human Condition.”
- Feb. 15, 7 p.m.––Hasan Kayali, professor of history, “The Divine and the Human in Islamic Tradition: A Historical Perspective.”
- *Feb. 23, 6 p.m.––Steve Kay, dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, “Humanity’s Greatest Challenge — Food, Fuel and the Future.”
*Note this event will be held in the Faculty Club, with light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Feb. 29, 7 p.m.––Seth Lerer, dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities, “The Verve: How We Became Modern.”
- March 7, 7 p.m.––Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Professor of Biology, Salk Institute, “What Makes the Human Brain Human.”
- March 14, 7 p.m.––Pamela Radcliff, professor of history, “Political Perspectives on Being Human in the 20th Century: Fascism, Communism and Democracy.”At 6:30 p.m. there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres on the Great Hall patio.
Seating is limited so registration is required. Click the link below ("Buy Tickets") to save yourself a spot.