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The Science of Science Fiction

Tuesday, October 01 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Linda Nichols Joseph English Reading Room
http://sfstudies.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/kevingrazier.html

“The Science of Science Fiction,” represents a rare opportunity to discuss the relationships between science and science fiction, research and speculation.

The event is a talk by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D., a former research scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the science advisor to popular television series such as Defiance, Falling Skies, and Battlestar Galactica as well as the brand-new film Gravity.

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Lectures Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Image for Campus Sustainability DayCampus Sustainability Day

11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU, Northridge Center
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a CSUN Campus Sustainability Day event on TRASH on Tuesday, October 22 11am - 3:15pm in the USU Northridge Center.

11:00am-12:15pm: "Bag It" A film about our dirty love affair with trash followed by Q&A with a panel of experts

12:30-1:45pm: "Building a Triple Bottom Line Company: Why, how to succeed, and challenges to expect"

   -Megan Havrda, EcoAdvisory Board Chairwoman, BeGreen Packaging

"Simplicity: A shovel, a wheelbarrow and a bag of seeds"

   -Kreigh Hampel, Recycling Coordinator, City of Burbank

2:00-3:15pm: "Capitalism Must Die! Our Planet is not Expendable"

   -Stephanie McMillan, award-winning political cartoonist

11:00am-3:00pm: Bring your old ink-jet cartridges and cell phones for recycling! Sponsored by AS Campus Recycling Services

Get involved with the Thirst Project! Visit their table to find out more.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:  The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future  has been cancelled(CANCELLED)Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics: The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future

9:30 am - 10:45 am - University Student Union, Thousand Oaks Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:
“The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future” (see website for more details)


Presented by Marc Gopin, Ph.D.


Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA, and co-owner of MEJDI, a peace tourism business that embraces the multiple narratives of indigenous peoples. Gopin has pioneered projects at CRDC in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Ethics from Brandeis University and is the author of five books.

RSVP. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.
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Jewish Studies Program
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
(818) 677-3007
jewish.studies@csun.edu

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Image for Genre and Empire in the MediterraneanGenre and Empire in the Mediterranean

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Manzanita Hall, room 122

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Image for Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of CordobaNonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Oviatt Library - Jack and Florence Ferman Room
http://www.csun.edu/meis/

Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba - Discussion by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Department of Political Science, York University

Introducing the New Book by Dr. Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In October 2009 Jahanbegloo became the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence.

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Program at CSUN is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses in the languages, histories, religions, cultures, sociology and politics of the Middle East. It seeks to enhance students’ understanding of Islamic cultures and the Muslim communities both internationally and within the United States: www.csun.edu/meis

Contact: MEIS, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, CSU, Northridge, Sierra Hall 194, Telephone: (818) 677-6762 or 818-677-7218

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