This endowment is designed to implement a continuing series of lecture-discussion sessions oriented towards a philosophical approach (comprehensive, in-depth, generalist, integrative, interdisciplinary – viewing any subject matter within the broadest possible context) to an unlimited diversity of specific problem situations and events, and to provide for the conception of, and planning for, alternative individual, social and political life styles.

Recent lecture-discussions have included:

 

Jennifer Guzman, UCLA
"Communication Obstacles between Chilean Doctors and Mapuche Patient Families"
 Thursday, May 23, 2013

Leiba Faier, UCLA, Department of Geography
"Affective Investments in the Manila Region: Filipina Migrants in Rural Japan and Transnational Urban Development in the Philippines"
Friday, May 24, 2013

Anne Marie Dalby, Conversation Analysis Working  
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Japonica Brown-Saracino, Boston University
"How Place Shapes Identity: Explaining Novel Queer Female Identities in Four Small U.S. Cities"
 Friday, May 31, 2013

Conference
 "How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation."
   Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2013Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Professor of Sociology, USC
"Gardens of Miration: Homeland Re-creation, Community Belonging and the Democracy of Dictatorship in Urban Community Gardens"
Friday, May 3, 2013