Many Worlds, One Globe

Many worlds, one globe

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Hutton Honors College is sponsoring Many Worlds, One Globe, a multi-year theme that addresses research and extracurricular activities, as well as pedagogical initiatives (including funds for the development of courses with an integrated international component). This comprehensive topic reflects the wishes of Edward L. Hutton, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the importance of international experience in the education of IU students, and recognizes one of the primary themes of the IU 2020 Bicentennial. The contrastive nature of the theme stresses the paradox of the current times, caused by the universal access to information (which makes us feel part of a global dimension) and the innate feeling to belong to specific roots, with a strong identity and autonomy.

Many worlds

Many Worlds, because we live in a multifaceted, multicultural, and multilingual world; because individual drive is a necessary ingredient to achieve success in any field; and because without the respect for individual intelligences, different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life, we rarely accomplish any high achievement.

One globe

One Globe, because technology, social media, the economy, and the international common policies that aim at improving everyone's and the planet's well-being, can and should help embrace all our vital and individual differences, and transform them into a global commodity.

Past events

April 2021 - Gardening and Activism: A Conversation, with Dr. Keitlyn Alcantara, Dr. Olga Kalentzidou, and Ms. Lauren McCalister.

February 2021 - The Ethics of Antiracism, with Dr. Lemuel W. Watson, associate vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs.

October 2020 - "The Refugee Crisis: Why People Are on the Move," with Cullen Dunn. 

October 2020 - Human Error: The Role of Speciesism in the Conjoined Crises of Climate Change, with pattrice jones, co-founder of VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-led farmed animal refuge.

October 2020 - The (Un)Ethics of Social Media, with Professor Filippo Menczer. 

September 2020 - Monuments, History, and Value: What We Can Learn from Germany about Facing a Racist Past, with Dr. Susan Neiman. 

September 2020 - Pandemics: History, Science, and Story, with Richard B. Gunderman is Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University.

September 2020 - Revolution, Inequality, and Money: One Historian’s Perspective on Current Events in Light of the French Revolution, with Professor Rebecca L. Spang.

April 2018 - Food Deserts & the Gardening Revolution - A conversation with “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley

January 2018 - Cybersecurity & Geopolitics - A Conversation with R. David Edelman

October 2017 - A Conversation with Irshad Manji

March 2017 - "Binge-Worthy Journalism" with Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder

February 2017 - "America's Role in the World" - A Conversation with Ben Rhodes, Senior Advisor to Former President Barack Obama

February 2017 - "Mental Moods, Depression, and Artistic Creativity" - A Conversation with Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

April 2016 - A Public Reading by Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author