September 10, 2007

Lecture: "Evidence in Human Rights Discourse: Legal Perspectives"

Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar on Human Rights
Fall 2007 Human Rights Lecture Series
Sponsored by Institute for the Humanities and Center for International & Comparative Studies (CICS)

J. Christopher McCrudden
Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford
Overseas Affiliated Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Friday, September 14, 2007, Noon-1:30pm
Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, Room 2022

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September 07, 2007

American Romanian Festival: Humanities Brown Bag on September 11, 12 pm

Tuesday, September 11, 12 PM
Room 2022
202 South Thayer Street

“The Gold of the Dacians and Two Wars that Built the Forum Traiani in Rome”

In the 1st century BC, the fabled riches of Dacia, present-day Romania, became irresistible to the expanding Roman Empire. It took Rome, under Trajan, two wars to vanquish them and establish colonies that were integrated into the Empire and cleared the path for a series of historic events that led at last to the development of the modern Romanian people.

Maria Hunciag is the former Arts Curator of the Romanian National Fine Art Museum in Bucharest, Romania. Today, she holds the position of Art Specialist at the Public Library in Troy, Michigan, where she develops, manages and coordinates multicultural and arts programs and special events.

This program is offered in connection with American Romanian Festival.
Free and open to the public 734-936-3518;

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March 05, 2007

America’s Evolving Values - ISR Director’s Lecture Series

Friday, March 9, 2007
2:00 PM - 6050 ISR

Dr. Ernst Fehr
Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
Director of the University Research Priority Program on the Foundations of Human Social Behavior
University of Zurich, Switzerland

"Do U.S.-Americans Trust Strangers More than Germans Do?: Results from Two Representative Experiments.”

Dr. Fehr is best-known for his work using laboratory experiments with human subjects to explore the values and sentiments of fairness and reciprocity as they relate to individual economic behavior. More recently, Dr. Fehr has been exploring biological mechanisms that may impact social behavior. His ISR presentation argues that the trust gap between Germany and the US can be completely explained with survey measures of risk preferences, preferences for reciprocity and altruism.

James S. Jackson
Director and Research Professor
Institute for Social Research
Daniel Katz Distinguished University
Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

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