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On the Offensive: The Global Advance of Intolerance in Democratic Politics

Cherian George | Associate Professor, Journalism Department, Hong Kong Baptist University

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 5-6:30 p.m. 
Location: Memorial Student Center 2404

The giving and taking of offense are key strategies in identity politics worldwide, undermining the culture of tolerance required for democratic life. Cherian George’s talk examines the dynamics of “hate spin,” comparing in particular the experience of the world’s three largest democracies—India, the United States, and Indonesia—to understand how hate propaganda is used in politics and how societies should respond. It draws on George’s new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016), which Publishers Weekly named to its list of Best Books 2016 .

Cherian George is an Associate Professor in the Journalism Department of Hong Kong Baptist University, where he also serves as director of the Centre for Media and Communication Research. His research interests focus on freedom of expression, especially in connection to journalism and public discourse.
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This is a related event to the Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics events held by the Glasscock Center on 8 and 9 February 2017.

“France on Campus Award” Call for Applications

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with Kickstarter, with support from NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), has launched the second edition of the France on Campus Award under the patronage of film director Wes Anderson, to discover, celebrate and support initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways.

This Award is intended to help student organizations eager to launch or continue a major France-related project on campus by providing a unique package of funding, mentorship and networking. With this support, awardees will be expected to expose new audiences to France and French culture on their campus and beyond.

The Call for applications, attached above, is open until November 6, 2016. Please note that the call is not limited to student organizations with strong ties to France.

Application guidelines are available here
More information is available on the website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Stanford Humanities Faculty Fellowship Opportuny

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefiting from a wide variety of campus resources.

Fellowship term: September 2017 – June 2018
Application deadline: October 5, 2016

Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.

For full eligibility requirements, see

How to Apply:
Detailed instructions and a link to the online application are available at:

If you have any further questions, please contact

Call for Abstracts

The “Second International History of Medicine Symposium” is now accepting abstracts for their symposium which will be held February 24-25, 2017.  It’s goal is to highlight student research on the History of Medicine and related interdisciplinary areas  in both the sciences and the humanities. The program will include topnotch keynote speakers, awards for the best paper and poster in different categories, a reception, concerts, and a banquet. The venue will be TAMU HSC, College of Medicine, Bryan.

The Symposium is open to undergraduate, graduate/medical, and early post-graduate students at the Health Science Center College of Medicine, Nursing, School of Public Health, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, One Health, Basic and Neurosciences, as well as Liberal Arts. Sessions can address a wide range of topics for a platform and/or poster presentation. Each student is expected to present an original critical interpretation and/or new methodological perspectives on the historical research topic. Faculty supervisors are encouraged to accompany their students.

The following link has more details about the format and submission process.
Call for Abstracts – History of Medicine Symposium

For further information, questions, or assistance with your topic, please contact or


Call for Applications for Residential Fellowships

Residential Fellowships 2017-18

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows have private studies; the library service delivers all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; a stipend and travel expenses are provided. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2016.

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.