School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

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Join program faculty and advisers to learn more about the Political History and Leadership program in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

About the program

The purpose of this program is to develop students into leaders in their chosen fields by providing an understanding of the complexities of real decision making beyond simple abstractions of the qualities that make a good leader. At the same time, students learn foundational principles about the nature of democracy, and representative and constitutional governments. 

The certificate in Political History and Leadership is awarded with completion of two required classes — HST/POS 112 “Foundations of Democracy,” an introductory course; and HST/POS 414 “Political Thought and Leadership,” a senior research seminar — together with three upper-division electives in humanities, social sciences, business, or other related fields for a total of fifteen credit hours. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses taught by program affiliated faculty. All credits for the certificate must be earned in residence at Arizona State University. 

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 https://shprs.asu.edu/content/political-history-and-leadership

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Jennifer Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has twice addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.

Designed to introduce political history and leadership students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political History and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics. The theme of the fall 2019 series is "Brave New World" featuring leading experts on the future and history of sex and human reproduction.

Coor Hall, Room 4403

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 http://shprs.asu.edu/events

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Alan Gallay holds the Warner R. Woodring Chair in Atlantic World and Early American History at The Ohio State University. In 2002, Yale University Press published Gallay's "The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717." Based upon a dozen years of writing and research in archives in France, England, Scotland and various repositories in the United States, the book shows how the trade in Indian slaves tied the South together as a region and laid the basis for the growth of African slavery. The book received the Bancroft Prize from Columbia University, the Washington State Book Award, and selection as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choicemagazine. Library Journal identified the book as one of the eleven most important books on Native Americans published in the previous thirty years.

Gallay's most recent books are an edited collection of essays, "Indian Slavery in Colonial America," published by the University of Nebraska Press in Fall 2009 (selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title) and "Colonial and Revolutionary America," published with Prentice-Hall in fall 2010. He is currently at work on another book, “Ralegh and the Origins of English Colonialism,” and a play, "Ralegh in the Tower." 

Coor Hall, Room 4403

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 https://shprs.asu.edu/events

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Designed to introduce political history and leadership students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political History and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics. The theme of the fall 2019 series is "Brave New World" featuring leading experts on the future and history of sex and human reproduction.

Join us for a historical perspective by ASU Katzin Family Professor Donald T. Critchlow. 

Coor Hall, Room 4403

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 https://shprs.asu.edu/events

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William B. Hurlbut is a physician and adjunct professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University Medical Center. His primary areas of interest involve the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology and philosophy of biology. He has worked with NASA on projects in astrobiology and on chemical and biological warfare at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has co-chaired three interdisciplinary faculty projects at Stanford: "Becoming Human: The Evolutionary Origins of Spiritual, Religious and Moral Awareness," "Brain Mind and Emergence" and "The Boundaries of Humanity: Human, Animals, and Machines in the Age of Biotechnology." In addition, he is co-leader, with Professor Jennifer Doudna, of “The Challenge and Opportunity of Gene Editing: a Project for Reflection, Deliberation and Education.” From 2002–2009 Hurlbut served on The President’s Council on Bioethics.

Designed to introduce political history and leadership students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political History and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics. The theme of the fall 2019 series is "Brave New World" featuring leading experts on the future and history of sex and human reproduction.

Biodesign Auditorium

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 https://shprs.asu.edu/events

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Maureen Condic is an associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. Since her appointment at the University of Utah in 1997, Condic's primary research focus has been the development and regeneration of the nervous system. 

Condic's current research involves the control of human stem cell potency and differentiation.  In addition to her scientific research, she teaches both graduate and medical students. Her teaching focuses primarily on embryonic development, and she has taught Human Embryology in the University of Utah School of Medicines curriculum for over 20 years. 

In 1999, Condic was awarded the Basil O'Connor Young Investigator Award for her studies of peripheral nervous system development.  In 2002, she was named a McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Investigator, in recognition of her research in the field of spinal cord repair and regeneration. 

Condic recently co-authored a book, "Human Embryos, Human Beings" that explores the nature of the human embryo from a scientific and philosophical perspective, with a second book on the topic of identical twinning due to be published in 2019. Condic has a strong commitment to public education and science literacy and has presented nationally and internationally on her scientific research, science policy and bioethics. 

Designed to introduce political history and leadership students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political History and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics. The theme of the fall 2019 series is "Brave New World" featuring leading experts on the future and history of sex and human reproduction. 

Condic was appointed to the National Science Board in 2018. 

Coor Hall, Room 4403

For More Information Contact:

Roxane Barwick
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
480-727-5436 https://shprs.asu.edu/events