Fifth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference

October 27, 2016 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

The Public Spectacle: Exploring Anger and Political Transformations

This conference explores the function of anger as both a tool and reactionary response within the political realm. From unjust policing of communities of color, immigration reform, firearm regulation, frustration over the gridlock in Congress and the Senate, to corporate exploitation of tax loopholes, the anger of citizens is reflected in the tone and rhetoric of presidential candidates. In our current political climate, anger serves as a spectacle—one that can work to highlight social justice causes, give voice to frustrated demographics, or attempt to quell political action. This conference will interrogate the spectacle of anger, illustrated by the caricatured display of anger in political campaigns, and its ostensible disconnection from political transformation.

Keynote Speaker (11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Anger and Politics: Exploring the Connections Between Race, Democracy, and Economic Inequality

Keynote Address: Ian Haney-Lopez. John H. Boalt Professor of Law. UC Berkeley. Director, Racial Politics Project, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Senior Fellow, Demos.

9.30-10.45 a.m.

Session 1: Anger, Social Media and Reform

Khalilah Brown-Dean. Associate Professor. Department of Political Science. Quinnipiac University.  

Kevin Lanning. Professor. Department of Psychology and Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University.

2.00-3.15 p.m.

Session 2: Exploring Anger Globally: Fear of the Other in Europe and the United States

Jacqueline Gehring. Assistant Professor. Department of International Studies. Allegheny College.

José Jorge Mendoza. Assistant Professor. Department of Philosophy. University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Location: Ballroom C


Faculty Exhibition Panel Discussion

November 02, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On view in the Court Gallery from October 31 – December 9, the Faculty Exhibition highlights innovative artwork in varied media by the faculty of William Paterson University Art Department. Select faculty members will speak about their artmaking process.

10th Annual Global Business and Finance Institute Conference

November 03, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Global Business Conference exposes the WP community as well as professionals, government and non-government organizations to contemporary business issues. Guest speakers include William J. Pesce '73, a member of the William Paterson Board of Trustees and retired president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and David A. Brandon, CEO of Toys "R" Us. View more information.

The 38th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Jon Meacham

November 04, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

The 38th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential Historian Jon Meacham on the Upcoming Election. Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. His latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best sellers list in November 2015.