Chicago Humanities Festival

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Save the Date!

October 29, 2016
Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day
of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Join us to kick off the Chicago Humanities Festival FallFest/16: Speed with a full day of programming on Northwestern's Evanston campus!

Our society seems to have one setting: faster. Start-ups rise and fall, information is retrieved instantaneously, and replying to texts can’t happen fast enough. We witness social movements that erupt seemingly overnight, and we prepare for the fallout caused by the rapid acceleration of climate change, all the while keeping our eye on what’s “trending.” Join the Chicago Humanities Festival to explore the issues and ideas that are rapidly shaping our lives today. Take a pause (if you can)—and welcome to FallFest/16: Speed.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd: The Year of Voting Dangerously
Cahn Auditorium
10:30am

Cosmic Speed image for Chicago Humanities Festival talkCosmic Speed and the Time of Science (Walter Massey & Nergis Mavalvala)
Cahn Auditorium
12:30pm

Yaa GyasiHomegoing: Across Centuries in Africa and America (Yaa Gyasi)
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
12:30pm

Gary Saul MorsonSlow Reading and the Russian Novel (Gary Saul Morson)
Harris Hall - Room 107
12:30pm

Kwame AlexanderYA Lit in Kicks, Hoops, and Verse (Kwame Alexander)
Josephine Louis Theater
12:30pm

How to Make a Spaceship image for Chicago Humanities Festival talkHow to Make a Spaceship (Julian Guthrie & Anousheh Ansari)
Josephine Louis Theater
2:30pm

Hasan ElahiArt from Surveillance (Hasan Elahi)
Pick-Laudati Auditorium
2:30pm

Akhil Reed AmarThe Constitution Under Pressure (Akhil Reed Amar)
Harris Hall - Room 107
2:30pm

Tim WuThe Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads (Tim Wu)
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
2:30pm

Jonathan LethemJonathan Lethem
Cahn Auditorium
2:30pm

Nancy Jo SalesThe Secret Lives of Teenagers (Nancy Jo Sales)
Cahn Auditorium
4:30pm

James GleickJames Gleick: Time Travel Beyond Physics and Fiction
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
4:30pm

Environmental Catastrophe image for Chicago Humanities Festival talkEnvironmental Catastrophe and Global Consciouness (Lydia Barnett)
Harris Hall - Room 107
4:30pm

Slow, Artistic, Indie TV - talk with AJ ChristianSlow, Artistic, Indie TV (Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian)
Pick-Laudati Auditorium
4:30pm

Barbara BoxerSenator Barbara Boxer
Cahn Auditorium
7:00pm