FASS e-Lectures

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Want to know what it's like to attend a lecture at SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences? Sign up for e-Lectures and find out!

FASS e-Lectures are free and online. Led by our brilliant professors, they will give you a taste of the variety of exciting topics that are taught at FASS.

Upcoming lectures

Title: Systemic Racism and Police Reform
Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Professor: Samir Gandesha
Teaches: Hum 101 (Introduction to the Humanities); Humanities 360 (The Intellectual Roots of Fascism)

Lecture description:
Examine the way in which the humanities can inform public life by showing how the larger framework of the humanities can enrich discussion about one of the most urgent questions of our times, namely, that of calls for police reform, if not abolition, in the wake of a wave of deaths of BIPOC persons at the hands of the police.


Helpful e-Lecture details

  • Times: Lectures are listed in Pacific (PDT) time (UTC -8).
  • Format: All lectures will be broadcast using Zoom. Please ensure you install Zoom in advance and test it to ensure that it works.
  • Structure: The structure of all lectures is: 30 minute lecture + 30 minute question and answer (Q & A) during which you and all participants can chat your questions to the lecturer (Zoom chat will be enabled). 
  • Q & A: The Q & A section will be moderated. The moderator will relay your questions to the lecturer in an organized way, giving everyone an opportunity to have their questions read and answered.
    All participants are encouraged to ask questions to the lecturer. This is your opportunity to find answers to your questions about the lecture topic as well as questions about being a student at SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences!
  • Video / Audio: Your video and audio are not needed for these lectures. The presenting lecturer will be the only participant with both audio and video. The moderator will have audio only.

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For further information, please contact Kaitlan Davis, Coordinator, Recruitment, Community Outreach and Engagement.

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