Denison: 'Fidget Spinners and Binary Logic'
Name: Denison: 'Fidget Spinners and Binary Logic'
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Jonathan Rudy, peacemaker-in-residence at Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding, presenting “Fidget Spinners and Binary Logic: Imagination and Creativity in the Modalities of Change.” Rudy has been fascinated by the questions of how change occurs and the processes that stimulate change. What part do we have in that? Is it possible to design social change for the greatest common good? What kind of world do we want to create if we are to design change and what constraints do we have to work with? In this talk, he will share insights from his 35 years of work in Africa, Asia and the US. With a career commitment to overcoming violence, Rudy has spent the better part of his life looking for ways that effectively bring about social change in the most just and peaceful ways possible. This lecture will explore topics of intention, imagination, creativity, and connection as critical elements to co-creating that which we desire both individually and collectively.