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Humanities Institute Sponsored Events, AY 2009-2010

James M. McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Civil War expert lectured on "Tried by War: Lincoln as Commander in Chief" on April 21, 2010. A North Dakota native, McPherson was named the 2000 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The honor recognized him for helping millions of American better understand the meaning and legacy of the American Civil War. Read more...  

Paul Greenhalgh, director of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., gave a free public lecture on "Creatures of the Modern Age: Modernity, Modernization and the World's Fairs" on April 12, 2010. Greenhalgh's premise is that the great world fairs and expositions that were staged in Europe and the United States after the mid-19th century couldn't have happened at any other time. Read more...
Kelly Gorham, MSU News photographer, had a photography exhibit called "The Stones Have Memories" at a gallery in New York in November of 2009. The collection includes 43 of Gorham's black and white images taken in Berlin in 2008 documenting the city's Cold War landmarks. The Humanities Institute co-sponsored a presentation of a slide show of Gorham's images on October 14, 2009. Read more...  

Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, was at MSU on October 12, 2009. central cause of our time will be to create greater gender equity around the globe. A New York Times columnist and author, Kristof said this century's paramount moral challenge is the violence and brutality inflicted on women and girls in developing countries, just as in the 19th century, where the greatest moral challenge was slavery, and the 20th century, where it was totalitarianism. Read more...