Dr. Owen Flanagan and Dawn Mikkelson Lecture - #CanYouForgive

March 11, 2016 at 34 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMarch 11, 2016 at 34 p.m.
LocationOlin 103

Dr. Owen Flanagan, speaker at the 2015 Nobel Conference, will return to campus for several weeks in March to serves as the Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professorship scholar-in-residence.

On Friday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Dr. Flanagan and Dawn Mikkelson will present a lecture focused on moving from anger to forgiveness titled "#CanYouForgive."

From a mother's meeting with her child's killer to a genocide survivor's decision to turn away from vengeance, watch the stories of Risking Light, a new film that explores the act of forgiving the unforgivable through stories from the United States, Cambodia, and Australia. Award-winning Director Dawn Mikkelson will present never before seen clips from the film and sharebehind-the-scenes stories and insights gleaned from the creation of this film, set to premiere in fall 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Flanagan is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and professor of neurobiology at Duke University. He has done work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, ethics, contemporary ethical theory, and moral psychology.

Dawn Mikkelson, an independent filmmaker, is Founder of Emergence Pictures and partner, director and editor at Twelve Plus Media.

The Rydell Professorship is a scholar-in-residence program designed to bring Nobel laureates and similarly distinguished scholars to the Gustavus campus as catalysts for enhancing learning and teaching. It was established in 1995 by Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell of Minnetonka, Minn., to give students, staff, and alumni the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading scholars.

PostedApr 17, 2019