ABOUT FORUM TULANE

Forum Tulane is an initiative designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual exploration through an annual university-wide conversation around a common theme. The theme for 2016-2017 is power.

Beginning with the premise that power, as energy, is omnipresent, unbalanced, and constantly in the process of being transformed, we seek to encourage critical inquiry into how power operates in our individual lives, communities, cultures, political systems, and economic structures.

Questions to consider include:
-What is power?
-What forms does it take?
-How do we as individuals wield power (agency) or act as conduits (in unconscious ways)?
-How do we develop and wield power ethically, with integrity and fairness?
-How do political and socioeconomic systems circulate, amplify, and constrain distinct forms of power?
-What impedes and enables the development of fair and just social structures where power is balanced?
-Faced with unjust forms of power, how do we act with courage, precision, and resilience?

FEATURED EVENTS

KATE HARDING

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The Kylene and Bradley Beers Lecture
with
Kate Harding, author of Asking for It

Shifting the Paradigm
September 22, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm
Dixon Hall

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FRANCISCO GOLDMAN

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An Evening with Francisco Goldman

October 18, 2016
6:00pm-7:00pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

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CREATE A PROGRAM / APPLY FOR FUNDING

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Forum Tulane is now accepting requests from faculty, staff, and students for funding to support curricular and cocurricular programs related to this year's theme of resilience. Activities that may be funded include guest speakers, workshops, exhibits, performances, hands-on learning opportunities, and other programs.

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RESOURCES AND SELECTED READINGS

Sunoikisis Ancient Leadership course, Fall 2016.