Memory: Its Public, Private, & Political Meanings (A Boston University Student-Faculty Forum)

The Boston University Dean of Students invites you and all members of the BU community to the latest in our monthly series of Student-Faculty Forums, Memory: Its Public, Private, & Political Meanings.So many current and recent controversies revolve in part around memory, both individual and collective: In the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings, whose memory statements should we believe? What is the impact of trauma – say from war experiences or sexual assault – on memory? How does the passage of time shape memory? What should we learn from and believe about public icons, statues, flags, holidays and other objects and events meant to memorialize important events of the past? These are some of the questions this Forum will touch on.As always, we have invited a panel of faculty with very diverse disciplinary and thematic approaches to the subject to open the evening with brief presentations, which will be followed by an opportunity for all present to join in the discussion. The faculty experts are:Daniel Bluestone: Professor, History of Art & Architecture; Director, Preservation Studies ProgramTara Galovski: Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare SystemJim Schmidt: Professor, History, Philosophy, & Political ScienceChantal Stern: Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Center for Memory & Brain. Director, Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Cognitive Neuroimaging CenterModerated by Virginia Sapiro: Professor, Department of Political Science; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and Dean Emerita of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

When 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Location Colloquium Room, Kilachand Center for Life Sciences, 610 Commonwealth Avenue