NDIAS Resilience Conference

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Join current and former fellows of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for an interdisciplinary conference celebrating a year of research on Resilience, the 2021-2022 research theme of the Institute.

The conference is headlined by writer Linda Kinstler, who will deliver a keynote address about resilience of religious belief and technology. Panel sessions focus on topics such as resilience and democracy, race and resilience, and resilience and indigenous resource management. The full conference schedule is listed below.

The event is free and open to all.

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Day 1: April 19, 2022

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15: Welcome

Bob Bernhard (Vice President, Notre Dame Research)
Meghan Sullivan (Director, NDIAS)

9:15 - 10:45: Building Resilient Communities in Africa

Hollie Nyseth Brehm (Former NDIAS Fellow, Ohio State, Sociology)
Rebecca Stumpf (NDIAS Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology)
Claire Wendland (Former NDIAS Fellow, Wisconsin, Anthropology)
Moderator: Emmanuel Katongole (Notre Dame, Theology and Peace Studies)

10:45 - 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Resilience and Democracy

Katlyn Carter (Former NDIAS Fellow, Notre Dame, History)
Jennifer Forestal (NDIAS Faculty Fellow, Loyola University Chicago, Political Science)
Denise Walsh (Former NDIAS Fellow, University of Virginia, Political Science)
Moderator: Tom Simpson (Former NDIAS Fellow, Oxford, Philosophy)

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 3:00: Resilience in Asia and the Middle East

Faisal Husain (Former NDIAS Fellow, Penn State, History)
Shana Scogin (NDIAS Graduate Fellow, Political Science)
Khan Shairani (NDIAS Graduate Fellow, History)
Moderator: Ebrahim Moosa (Notre Dame, Islamic Studies)

3:00 - 3:15: Coffee Break

3:15 - 5:00: Plenary Lecture – "The Odds of Oblivion: Bayesian Belief Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Future Forgiveness"

Linda Kinstler (Writer and Journalist)
Respondent: Aaron Michka, C.S.C. (Former NDIAS Fellow, Notre Dame, Anthropology)

5:00 - 6:00: Reception

Day 2: April 20, 2022

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00: Book Talk: "Restyling Reality: How We Should Think About Fake Things on the Internet"

Walter Scheirer (Former NDIAS Fellow, Notre Dame, Computer Science)
Moderator: John Golden (NDIAS and ND-TEC Faculty Fellow, University of Texas, Law)

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 p.m.: Developing Forecasting Resources for Indigenous Resource Management

Antoinette Abeyta (University of New Mexico, Natural Sciences)
Diana Dalbotten (St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Associate Director)
Alyssa Willson (NDIAS Graduate Fellow, Biology)
Moderator: Jason McLachlan (NDIAS Faculty Fellow, Notre Dame, Biology)

12:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:15: Race and Resilience

Scott Barton (NDIAS and NDIRR Faculty Fellow, NYU, Food Studies)
LaKisha Simmons (NDIAS Faculty Fellow, University of Michigan, History)
Moderator: Mark Sanders (Director, ND Initiative on Race and Resilience)

3:15-3:45: Coffee Break

3:45-5:15: Teaching Lab Demo – Witnessing Climate Change

Introduction: Meghan Sullivan (Director, NDIAS)
Roy Scranton (NDIAS Teaching Lab Fellow, Notre Dame, English)

5:15-6:45: Reception

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