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February 2, 2007|Volume 35, Number 16















Visiting on Campus

Hume Lecture will focus on 18th-century East Asian culture

The Council on East Asian Studies will host a visit by Benjamin Elman, professor of East Asian studies and history at Princeton University, on Monday, Feb. 5.

Elman will deliver the 47th Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture on the topic "Bracketing [Modernity]: Reconstructing Sino-Japanese Cultural History, 1700-1850" at 4 p.m. in the auditorium, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. A reception will follow in the second-floor common room.

In his lecture, Elman will explore cultural interaction in East Asia during the 18th century, in particular the impact of Chinese classical learning, medicine and natural studies on Tokugawa, Japan.

His teaching and research fields include Chinese intellectual and cultural history, 1000-1900; the history of science in China, 1600-1930; the history of education in late imperial China; and Sino-Japanese cultural history, 1600-1850.

Elman is the author of four books "From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China," "Classicism, Politics and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China," "A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China" and "On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900."

The annual lecture is in honor of Dr. Edward H. Hume, who devoted much of his life to working in China and elsewhere in the cause of health care and medical training. This lectureship was established by his friends, colleagues and family to bring to Yale eminent scholars of East Asian studies.

Entrepreneur and attorney to speak in SOM lecture series

The School of Management's "... On Management" lecture series continues with talks by John C. Hueston, a partner with the law firm Irell and Manella LLP, on Monday, Feb. 5, and Charles Slaughter, the founder of TravelSmith and Living Goods, on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Both talks will take place 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the General Motors Room, 55 Hillhouse Ave. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Hueston, who recently joined Irell & Manella LLP as a partner, is recognized for his role as lead prosecutor with the Enron Task Force. His work on the Enron Task Force is widely credited with having sealed the government's criminal cases against major defendants Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.

During his 12-year tenure with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Hueston was presented with four awards by each of the last three U.S. Attorneys General for his trial work. He is noted for having never lost a case or even a single count in any of his trials.

Hueston also received a special award from the U.S. Army for his work in U.S. v. Moran. He was named a "Top 20 under 40" pick by The Los Angeles Daily Journal.

A 1991 graduate of Yale Law School, Hueston was selected by Fortune Magazine as one of 25 men and women who shaped the business world in 2006.

Slaughter, who earned both a B.A. and a master's degree in public and private management from Yale, is the founder of TravelSmith Outfitters, a direct marketer of functional travel clothing and gear. He started TravelSmith in 1991 and built it into the number one brand in travel wear with over two million customers and $100 million in gross sales.

In 2004 Slaughter sold TravelSmith and created the Charles Slaughter and Molly West Fund. Today, he divides his time between advising and investing in consumer companies, and supporting a variety of social enterprises focused on poverty and health in the developing world.

In the late 1980s Slaughter led the turnaround of the HealthStore Foundation, which employs a system of franchised rural clinics to defeat diseases of the poor in Africa. Inspired by this, he is now launching Living Goods, which is applying the Avon model to the same public health objective.

Holocaust and the Jihad are focus of Grand Strategy lectures

International Security Studies' Grand Strategy Lecture Series will feature talks by Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Mary Habeck, associate professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Both lectures will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 208, William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The talks are free and the public is invited to attend.

Satloff's talk is titled "What the West Can Do To Counter Holocaust Denial in the Arab World: A New Approach." Habeck will discuss "Jihadist Grand Strategies in War and Peace."

An expert on Arab and Islamic politics as well as U.S. Middle East policy, Satloff has written and spoken widely on the Arab-Israeli peace process, the Islamist challenge to the growth of democracy in the region, and the need for innovative public diplomacy to Arabs and Muslims.

Satloff's research also focused on unearthing stories of Arab "heroes" and "villains" of the Holocaust, drawing on archives, interviews and site visits in 11 countries. His discoveries, which helped convince the German government to award compensation to Jewish survivors of labor camps in North Africa, are the subject of the book "Among the Righteous: Lost Stories of the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands." He is the author of a collection of essays titled "The Battle of Ideas in the War on Terror: Essays on U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Middle East."

Satloff is the creator and host of "Dakhil Washington (Inside Washington)," a weekly news and interview program on al-Hurra, the U.S. government-supported Arabic satellite television channel.

Habeck, who received her Ph.D. in history from Yale, teaches courses on military history and strategic thought at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins. Before coming to SAIS, she was a professor in the history department at Yale for 11 years.

The author of "Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror" and "Storm of Steel: The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union, 1919-1939," Habeck has co-edited two volumes on the First World War and the Spanish Civil War.

Habeck is currently working on two more books on the war on terror: "Attacking America: How Jihadis Are Fighting Their 200-Year War" and "Fighting the Enemy: The U.S. and Its War Against the Jihadis."

Scholar of late Renaissance and early Baroque music to speak

Gary A. Tomlinson, the Walter A. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the first speaker in this semester's Franke Lecture Series focusing on the topic of "Music in Context: Early Modernity and Enlightenment," on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Titled "Hamlet and Poppea," Tomlinson's talk will take place at 5 p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The talk is free and open to the public. For information contact Manana Sikic at (203) 432-0673 or manana.sikic@yale.edu.

Trained as a musicologist, Tomlinson was one of the first in his field to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and has published on a broad range of topics. His book "Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissance" examines the impact of literary forces on changing musical styles around 1600.

Tomlinson's work on opera, especially the essay "Metaphysical Song," studies the connections between music drama and changing models of European subjectivity. "Music in Renaissance Magic: Toward a Historiography of Others" brings poststructural historical approaches to bear on 16th-century music. Tomlinson's current work explores New World song, theories of colonialism and cross-cultural contact.

The Franke Lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the humanities. The 2007 series celebrates music and culture and is organized in conjunction with the undergraduate seminar taught by Leon Plantinga.


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