January 2021 - Special Speaker Series for TGSS Initiated

Usually, our cohorts of monastics use the academic breaks to relax and travel around the country.  Unfortunately, Cohort 5 has been unable to take advantage of this during the continued pandemic. In order to keep the scholars engaged during the winter break, Dr. Jane O’Connor, ETSI English Faculty Leader, from the English Language Learning Program (ELLP), organized a series of speakers to talk to the monastics about a wide and diverse range of exciting topics.  Speakers included staff and faculty from the Center for the Study of Human Health, the Writing Program and the Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE). Speakers and monastics greatly enjoyed both the dialog and mutual learning opportunity. ETSI is deeply grateful to Dr. O’Connor and the presenters for their time in putting together their presentations as well as the talks.


Special Speaker Series Presenters and Topics

Thurs Dec 17:  Dr.  Chris Merwin “The View of Time in Western Scientific Method.”

Monday Dec 22: Dr.  Jane O’Connor “Christmas Stories”

Tues Jan 5: Dr.  Chris Eagle “Medical Ethics”

Friday Jan 8: Dr.  Sean Dolan “Marketing Islam in Malaysia”

Monday Jan 11: Dr.  Laura Heath-Stout "Spanish Conquest and Colonialism in Mexico"

Thurs Jan 14:  Dr.  Margaux Cowden: “The History of U.S. Feminism”

Tues Jan 19:  Dr.  Dan Dillard “Native American Religions”

The series will continue in the spring semester starting with:

 Monday Feb 8: Dr.  Olivia Hendricks “What is a Citizen Diplomat—and Who Cares?” 

If you are interested in giving a presentation please email Dr. Jane O’Connor at jcoconn@emory.edu.