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Michigan Horizons Program Archive

Below is a list of affiliated programs for Michigan Horizons, the Fall 2017 Bicentennial LSA Theme Semester. To watch recorded events, please click on links below (not all programs are available). Promotional materials are listed when available.

Events listed in chronological order.

Forever Unfinished: Making and Remaking a Public University (exhibit, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room 100), September 5–October 28

Digital Future (poster)
Curators: John Cheney-Lippold (lead) and the Digital Futures Collective

  • Assembling Collectivity: Subjectivity, Community, and Digital Politics (Lily Chumley, Sarah Florini, Sarah Jackson), September 18, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Faces of Innovation: Capital and Control in the Digital Future (Lily Irani, Mitali Thakor) September 18, 2017 (panel discussion)

Climatic Future: MC2: Michigan and the Climate Crisis (poster)
Curators: John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto

  • The People Against Climate Change: Resistance Through Art (exhibit; Dana Commons), October 2-6, 2017
  • Symposium Kickoff and Exhibit Opening (Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Kayla, Sandra Steingraber), October 2, 2017
  • Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom: The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump (Michael E. Mann), October 3, 2017
  • History and Politics of Climate Change (Ben Iuliano, Stephen Mulkey, Theresa Ong, Sandra Steingraber), October 3, 2017
  • Higher Education During the Great Disruption (Stephen Mulkey), October 4, 2017
  • Museum of Natural History Science Café: Oil and Soil, Forces of Climate Change (Jennifer Blesh, Juan Cole), October 4, 2017
  • 16th Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability (Bill McKibben), October 5, 2017
  • Saturday Morning Physics: Research Contributions of the University of Michigan Toward Climate Change Science (George Kling, Ivette Perfecto), October 7, 2017
  • Climate Change Through Poetry and Music

Conference: A Long History of Unauthorized Immigration (poster)
Curators: Joshua Miller, Hayley O’Malley

  • Immigrants and Newcomers: Historic Limits to Diversity at U-M (Matthew Countryman, Karla Goldman, Brian Williams), October 12, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Legal Negations and Negotiations of Citizenship (Libby Garland, Kunal Parker, Anna Pegler-Gordon), October 13, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • The Racial and Sexual Politics of Migrancy and Border Control (Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Eithne Luibheid, Lara Putnam), October 13, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • A Long History of Unauthorized Immigration Keynote: Who Makes America a Nation of Immigrants? (Mae Ngai), October 13, 2017 (lecture)

U-M 2117: What Future for the Public University? (curator: Dario Gaggio; guests: Christopher Newfield, Terrence McDonald), October 23, 2017

Maize, Blue, and Lavender: Revisiting U-M's LGBTQ Past (curator: Gayle Rubin; guest: Tim Retzloff), October 24, 2017 (lecture)

The Lavender Scare (curator: Gayle Rubin; guest: David K. Johnson), October 26, 2017 (lecture)

Alumni Lecture, Psychology (Robert Kail), October 27, 2017

Failing Flint: Lessons from the Water Crisis (poster) (curator: Karyn Lacy), October 28, 2017

Horizons of the Movement: Discussing the Future of Racial Justice Organizing at Michigan With Black Activists from BAM I to S4J (poster) (curator: Maryam Aziz; panelists: Melba Boyd, Tyrell Collier, Robert Greenfield, Errol Henderson, Capri’Nara Kendall, Jesse Love, LaKyrra Magee, Stephanie Rowley, Cynthia Stephens, Lawrielle West, Maryam Aziz), November 1, 2017 (panel discussion)

The Future of War and Peace (poster)
Curators: Pamela Ballinger, Fatma Muge Gocek, Robert Donia, Ian Fishback

  • The Future of the Military and Civilians in War (Helen Benedict, Robert Donia, Ian Fishback, David Scott), November 8, 2017
  • Technologies and Instruments of War (Pamela Ballinger, Hugh Gusterson, Anna Weischelbraun), November 9, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Technologies and Instruments of Peace (Pamela Ballinger, Susan Waltz, Fatma Muge Gocek), November 9, 2017 (panel discussion)

Urban Futures (poster)
Curators: Lydia Wileden, Jessica Lowen, Patrick Cooper-McCann

  • Michigan Urban Futures: Envisioning and Engaging Cities in U-M’s Third Century (Arthur Jemison, Suzanne Schulz, Margaret Dewar, Lou Glazer), November 14, 2017 

Crisis Democracy (poster)
Curators: Luis Flores, Robert Ramaswamy, Kelly Russell, Pinar Ustel

  • Futures of Law and Political Inclusion (Jowei Chen, Ellen D. Katz, Reuben Miller), December 6, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Futures of Free Speech, Safe Space, and Political Expression (Matthew Countryman, Christina Hanhardt, LaKisha Simmons), December 6, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Futures of Democratic Social Movements (Cedric de Leon, Jessica Garrick, Maria Cotera), December 7, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Democratic Futures at Michigan: A Discussion with Local Organizers (Jamie Thompson, Maria Ibarra-Frayre, Joel Batterman, Amina Kirk), December 7, 2017 (panel discussion)
  • Keynote Lecture: Fugitive Democracy Revisited (Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.), December 7, 2017 (lecture)