Davidson College Podcasts

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    John Shelby Spong: “Can Christianity Survive the Prejudice of Christians? A Revolution in Faith and Ethics”

    John Shelby Spong was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith …

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  • Carl Elliott

    Carl Elliot ’83: “Abuses of Mentally Ill Homeless People in Biomedical Research”

    Carl Elliott ’83 is professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Departments of Pediatrics and Philosophy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. A native South Carolinian, he earned a B.S. in Pre-Medicine (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) at Davidson College, an M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina, …

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  • Carol Quillen

    Carol Quillen: “U.S. Higher Education for a Global Economy”

    The World Affairs Council hosted President Carol Quillen on September 19, 2012. Dr. Quillen, who earned her Ph.D. in European History from Princeton University, discussed the importance of U.S. higher education to the global economy. She began her discussion with three questions: What must U.S. …

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    Joshua Landis: “Syria, What Does the Future Hold?”

    Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Joshua M. Landis presents “Syria: What does the Future hold?” His blog, “Syria Comment,” is regularly referred to by policymakers in Washington, Europe, and Syria. He has been widely quoted in The New …

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  • Anthony So

    Anthony So: “Lowering the Price of Hope: Delivering on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Global Health”

    Anthony So serves as professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, where he started the program on Global Health and Technology Access in 2004. So’s research on the ownership of knowledge and how it is …

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  • DNC Charlotte

    Charlotte’s Evolution as an Energy Hub and Sustainability Initiatives as Major Economic Drivers

    In conjunction with the Democratic National Convention, Davidson College hosted a panel discussion on Charlotte as a rising energy hub, and how sustainability initiatives are becoming major economic drivers of the future.

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  • Mark Shields

    Mark Shields: “2012 – The Presidency”

    Nationally recognized columnist and PBS commentator Mark Shields offered a Labor Day lecture on the current presidential race entitled “2012 – The Presidency.” Shields, who has covered 11 presidential elections and attended 17 national party conventions, has appeared regularly on Friday’s PBS NewsHour since 1988, most recently with David Brooks of The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal has called Shields “the wittiest political analyst around and frequently the most trenchant, fair-minded, and thoughtful.”

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  • Carol Quillen

    Carol Quillen: “The Uses of the Past and The Humanist Tradition”

    Davidson College President Carol Quillen gives the Inaugural Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities. Established in 2012, the Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture Series in the Humanities commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Humanities Program at Davidson College and honors Hansford Epes ’61. …

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  • Gill Holland

    J. Gill Holland: “Readings From 19th Century British Literature”

    Davidson College Professor Emeritus of English J. Gill Holland shares passages from Romantic and Victorian writers that have been favorites of students through the years.

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  • Indonesian Ambassador

    Indonesian Ambassador Dino Djalal: “Understanding Forces that Shape the New World”

    Dino Patti Djalal is the Indonesian ambassador to the United States, a speech writer, youth activist, academic, and author. He was previously presidential spokesperson for Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a position he had held since October 2004.

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