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Imagination and Social Change - Conference Schedule

(Draft as of August 27,2019; subject to change)

Thursday, 9/26/19

1:00 p.m.           Opening remarks

Amy Kind, Claremont McKenna College

1:15 p.m.           How to turbo-charge your imagination and effect social change

Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati

2:30 p.m.           Break

2:45 p.m.           Embodied imagination and the demands of empathy

Maria Jimena Clavel Vazquez, University of St. Andrews and University of Stirling

3:45 p.m.            Break

4:15 p.m.            Political imagination and the im(possibility) of social and political change

 Avshalom M. Schwartz, Stanford University

5:15 p.m.            Break

5:30 p.m.            Reception and dinner (at the Athenaeum - registration required)

6:45 p.m.            Keynote address:  How imagination creates space for progress (at the Athenaeum)

Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University

Friday, 9/27/19

9:00 a.m.           Situated knowledge and untestable social hypotheses: The Case of Simón de Bolivar

Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, Vassar College

10:15 a.m.          Break

10:45 a.m.          Epiphanies, imagination, and salience

Sophie Grace Chappell, Open University

12:00 p.m.         Lunch (registration required)

1:30 p.m.           Imaginative vision and trust

Jason D’Cruz, University at Albany, SUNY

2:30 p.m.            Break

2:45 p.m.            Constituting collective action through imagination and pretense

Abraham Roth, Ohio State University

3:45 p.m.            Break

4:15 p.m.            Keynote address:  White imaginaries and the problem of political loss

Juliet Hooker, Brown University

6:30 p.m.            Dinner (location TBA; for conference speakers and invited guests)

Saturday, 9/28/19

9:00 a.m.            The abolitionist imagination and social change

Timothy Skulstad-Brown, Queen’s University

10:15 a.m.          Break

10:45 a.m.         Contemplative imaginations and pro-social practices

Lisa Liang, Dharma Realm Buddhist University

Brianna Morseth, Dharma Realm Buddhist University

12:00 p.m.         Lunch (registration required)

1:30 p.m.           Memorials and memories

Shen-yi Liao, University of Puget Sound

2:45 p.m.           Break

3:00 p.m.           Imagining radical entanglement for social change

Janine Jones, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4:15 p.m.           Break

4:45 p.m.           Reparative trust

Mavis Biss, Loyola University Maryland