Discover Stanford for You: Creating Conversations Across Generations

March 01, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How can we promote conversations and create inclusive communities among people of different generations and cognitive conditions? Join Stanford professors Yoshiko Matsumoto and Gabriella Safran to learn about Matsumoto’s humanities research project on using the art of haiku to create a community inclusive of people at all stages of life.

The session will also include opening remarks from Debra Satz, the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy, and, by courtesy, Political Science.

 

PRESENTERS: 

Gabriella Safran teaches Russian and Yiddish literature and folklore in the Slavic Department at Stanford University, where she is the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and serves now as the Senior Associate Dean of Humanities and Arts. Her new book, Recording Russia: Trying to Listen in the Nineteenth Century, is just out with Cornell University Press. Now that it is done, she is starting a new project about the transnational pre-history of the Jewish joke.

Yoshiko Matsumoto is a professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures (and by courtesy, Linguistics) and the Yamato Ichihashi Professor in Japanese History and Civilization. She is interested in examining structures and uses of language as systems based on human experience. Her publications include Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan and “Pragmatics of understanding: Centrality of the local—Cases from Japanese discourse and Alzheimer’s Interaction.” Since March 2020, she has been conducting a project Sharing Conversations: A Core Human Experience Across Life with her student researchers.

Debra Satz is the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy, and, by courtesy, Political Science. Her research focuses on the ethical limits of markets, equality, theories of rational choice, feminist philosophy, and ethics and education. In 2004, Satz received the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor. Among her publications are Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets (Oxford University Press, 2010); Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016) (with Dan Hausman and Michael McPherson); and Ideas That Matter: Democracy, Justice, Rights (Oxford University Press, 2019) (with Annabelle Lever). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.