1. The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Margaret S. Archer

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    "'We believe' - but who are 'we'?" The Relational Subject versus the Plural Subject Margaret S. Archer Centre d'Ontologie Sociale Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanna December 12, 2014 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences

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    • UK Go Teacher Closing Ceremony, Summer 2014

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      • Kasimir & Karoline: A Staged Reading

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        Under the direction of award-winning scottish playwrite, director and translator, Alan McKendrick. Produced by Brenna Byrd, MCLLC College of Arts & Sciences University of Kentucky November, 2014

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        • UK Go Teacher Closing Ceremony, Spring 2014

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          • 50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

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            Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Centrer Theatre December 4th, 2013 This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia through youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1069s to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers.

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            • Carlos de la Torre, "The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives"

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              “The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives” ‒ is a panel discussion at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the James F. Hardymon Theatre in the UK Davis Marksbury Building. The program title is also the name of the just-released book edited by Carlos de la Torre, UK professor of sociology and director of the UK International Studies Program. Moderated by Emily Beaulieu, UK assistant professor of comparative politics, the panel will include de la Torre, Cas Mudde of the University of Georgia, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser of Diego Portales University (Chile) and Ron Formisano, the William T. Bryan Professor of American History at the University of Kentucky.

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              • The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Dr. Alex Callinicos

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                Dr. Alex Callinicos, King's College London: "Bonfires of Illusions: the Twin Crises of the Liberal World." April 25th, 2014 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences http://socialtheory.as.uky.edu/social-theory-lectures

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                • The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Dr. Cormac O'Grada

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                  "The Nature of Famines"

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                  • Designing energy and climate security in different regions of the world

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                    Dr. Rajan Gupta Los Alamos National Labs Spectacular developments in technology and resource exploitation have provided 2-3 billion people with unprecedented lifestyles and opportunities in the twentieth century. On the energy front, this has largely been achieved using inexpensive fossil fuels-- coal, oil and natural gas. The real costs of burning fossil fuels, many of which are hidden and long-term, have been environmental. Today, all species and nature, are being stressed at unprecedented levels and face conditions that have an increasing probability of resulting in catastrophes. Providing the same opportunities to nine or ten billion people will require 2-3 times current energy resources even with business-as-usual anticipated gains in efficiency. There is little doubt that, globally, we have the resources (100 more years of fossil fuels) and the technology to use fossil-fuels ever more cleanly so that the impacts on the environment are smaller and localized. Unfortunately, the emissions of green house gases and their contributions to climate change mandate we transform from the existing successful fossil-fuel system to zero-carbon emission systems. This talk will examine energy resources in different regions of the world and address the issue of whether these resources can provide energy security for the next fourty years. I will next examine how countries with enough resources (fossil, nuclear, hydroelectric) can reduce their carbon footprint in the power sector. I will then discuss the conditions needed to integrate large-scale solar and wind resources to create sustainable systems. Finally, I will identify areas which lack adequate reserves of fossil fuels and how they can address the simultaneous challenges of energy and climate security.

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                    • Quantum Gravity with Anisotropic Scaling and the Multicritical Universe

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                      Dr. Petr Horava University of California, Berkeley The problem of understanding how gravity fits together with other fundamental interactions of matter has been at the forefront of theoretical research for many decades, leading to the rich framework of string theory and M-theory. In this framework, many fundamental questions are being resolved, but many remain quite mysterious, suggesting that some novel concepts may be needed. I review the recent concept of multicritical gravity with Lifshitz-type anisotropic scaling, and its applications in areas ranging from particle phenomenology beyond the standard model to non-relativistic versions of the AdS/CFT correspondence.

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