Six Ideas that Can Change the World


June 9:

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Firsthand Account

Dave McKell, professor emeritus of sociology and social work

June 16:

Believe Us! It’s True! Why Scientists Have Trouble Getting Their Messages Heard

Peter Friederici, assistant professor of journalism

June 23:

Tinderbox! How the Spark of Democracy Inflamed the Middle East

Luis Fernandez, director of the master’s program in sustainable communities

June 30:

What Did Darwin Really Say, and Why Should We Care?

Ethan Braunstein, adjunct professor of anthropology

July 7:

Using Psychology as a Tool to Sustain Our Resources Environmental Sustainability—Can I Really Make a Difference?

Ann Huffman, associate professor of psychology

July 14:

Rock Art Fantasies, Photos, and Phallacies

Kelley Hays-Gilpin, professor of anthropology and Richard Rogers, professor of communication

A six-part series of thought provoking weekly seminars led by NAU faculty will offer insights into such topics as conflict in the Middle East, the challenges of communicating science messages to the public, and the evolution of humanity and its methods of communication.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ 2011 Summer Seminar Series, “Six Ideas That Can Change the World,” is designed to engage participants in conversations on a range of topical issues.

Weekly seminars are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from June 9 to July 14.

All seminars will be held in Social and Behavioral Sciences West, building 70, room 110. Parking on campus after 4:30 p.m. during these months is free and does not require a permit. Light food and refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $20 per seminar or $100 for all six events and can be purchased through the NAU Central Ticket Office by calling (928) 523-5661; online, or by e-mailing tickets@nau.edu. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

Information is online.