September 7, 2012 9:00 AM
Location: Holeman Lounge
Event Topic: Are we losing our humanity?
A panel for provocative ideas
Event date: September 7, 2012
Event time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Coffee at 8:30 a.m.)
Event location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 24th Street NW 13th Floor, Washington D.C. 20045
Sponsored by: Arizona State University
Description: The pressure of explosive population growth will increasingly require us to empathize, collaborate, and negotiate within our own small communities and as nations. Yet, vitriolic political rhetoric, more time spent with technology and entertainment, and evidence of religious and cultural intolerance, despite a spike in diversity within nations, may all be indicative of a decrease in a globally shared sense of humanity.
As a technological, economic, and political leader of incredible social diversity, the United States serves as a bellwether for world’s ability to “just get along.” What are the implications of diminished humanist values in an era when American business, political, scientific, and policy decisions have inevitable and repercussive global ramifications?
A panel of leaders in the humanities will meet to discuss these topics and explore the consequences of losing our humanity and how to preserve it.
Moderator: Rosemary Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association
• John Churchill, Secretary, The Phi Beta Kappa Society
• E. Wayne Holden, President and CEO, Research Triangle Institute International
• Sally Kitch, Director, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University
• Nick Lambesis, Chairman, Lambesis
• Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils
• Cora Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
• Rafael Rangel Sostmann, Former Rector, Tecnológico de Monterrey
• Gene Schwam, Hanson & Schawm Public Relations
RSVP: To learn more visit http://forum.asu.edu/forum/losing-our-humanity-forum
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