Next LIFE OF THE MIND Lecture Series Scheduled for today, November 29

The second in the “Life of the Mind” lecture series on the theme of “War” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. This event will also be live streamed via the libraries web site here. Free and open to the UC community and public, “Life of the Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme. Each quarter, there are two “Life of the Mind” sessions with three “thought provocateurs” contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a 15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A.

At the November 29 lecture, three distinguished faculty members will address the theme from unique and diverse perspectives:

  • Jacob Katz Cogan, College of Law, “The Laws of War in an Era of Asymmetric Conflict”
  • Sigrun Haude, History, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “Coping with War”
  • Jay Johannigman, College of Medicine, “WAR: Is and Is Not”

The previous “thought provocateurs” on the subjects of “War” were:

  • Stanley J. Corkin, English, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joel Hoffman, College-Conservatory of Music
  • Bert Lockwood, College of Law

The spring 2012 “Life of the Mind” lecture series theme will be “Identity.”  More information about “Life of the Mind” is available online at

Life of the Mind” is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Chair of the University Faculty, and the UC Libraries.