From Gabe Frankel ’15:
Send in a short topic proposal on RISK for the first annual Wesleyan Symposium!
Signifiers of our aversion to risk daily surround us: increased surveillance measures in both our public and private spaces are symptoms of a society highly attuned to risk. But attempts to mitigate, diffuse, and eliminate risk are not unique to our current social and political context. Natural sciences, performance arts, the humanities, as well as the social sciences are all faced with questions about risk.
At the first annual Symposium, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to the central theme of RISK with presentations from Wesleyan students and faculty, moderated discussions, and three meals during a daylong event. If you are interested in presenting, we want to hear from you. Even if you are not set on the topic yet, please send a short proposal (3-4 sentences) to Kelsey Henry (khenry[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and we will be in touch shortly.