Acclaimed historian Richard Beeman, Senior Fellow of the C.V Starr Center and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, and winner of the 2010 George Washington Book Prize, continued his four lecture series entitled “Inventing a Nation” with his third lecture exploring the founders of the Constitution, their religion, and the separation of church and state in America.
Princeton professor and Judaic scholar Elisha Russ-Fishbane explored “Jewish Approaches to Islam: Historical and Modern Reflections” in a talk sponsored by the William James Forum, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture. Members of Hillel joined Elisha for a dinner prior jointly sponsored by Hillel and the Institute.
In the brave new world of Facebook, “smart phones” and Twitter, where both teens and adults would rather type than talk, are we more in touch but more isolated than ever before?Psychologist Sherry Turkle, who has researched technology’s effects on society for more than three decades, explores this seeming contradiction in her new book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, released earlier this year by Basic Books. She shared her insights in a talk in Gibson Center for the Arts.