with David Wood

Centennial Professor
of Philosophy,
Vanderbilt University

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Thinking Out
of the Lunchbox

FAll 2010

December 8, 2010

“Is Global Warming on the Back Burner? Prospects for Change”

Mike Vandenbergh
Professor of Law; Director, Climate Change Research Network
Michael Bess
Chancellor’s Professor of History
Beth Conklin
Associate Professor of Anthropology

The financial crisis and difficult economic times have shifted the cultural spotlight away from global warming and climate change. Can we rely on technological innovation to save the day? Or do we need dramatic changes in our consumerist lifestyle? What will we tell our children and grandchildren if we fail them? This Lunchbox event is a moderated panel discussion among three of Vanderbilt’s experts on this topic.

Watch streaming video of Outside of the Lunch Box discussion here.


November 3, 2010
“Live Art – Learning to Cry on Cue”
Amelia Winger-Bearskin
Assistant Professor of Art

Amelia Winger-Bearskin started out as a performer for opera, dance, and theatrical performances in film and stage before becoming an artist. She still draws much of her inspiration for her artwork from the world she experienced “behind the scenes.” Winger-Bearskin will literally teach the audience how to cry on cue, using herself both as a recorded voice and an “unwitting participant” to show the devices that are used to engage people at their most fragile state. This live performance will not only teach about the theatrical process, but also allow you to laugh through your own human fragility as you experience some real tears (from joy, laughter, and perhaps inspiration!).

Watch streaming video of Outside of the Lunch Box discussion here.