Distinguished Lecture

31st Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture 

Dr. Agnes Kaposi, Engineer, Educator, Holocaust survivor and Author presents “Engineering Change and the Power of Information: Otherness, Exclusion, Propaganda, Dislocation” 

8 November 2021 | 12:30-2:00 pm CT | Virtual Event <Click here for the Recording>
<Click here for the Distinguished Lecture Transcript>

Followed by a conversation moderated by Dr. Valerie J. Matsumoto, Professor & George and Sakaye Aratani Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress and Community, UCLA 

Join us for a lecture with Dr. Agnes Kaposi, who brings nearly a century of perspective as she tells her life story and the role of information as a source of power/control resulting in otherness, exclusion, propaganda, dislocation, as well as transformation in engineering change.
A conversation will follow, moderated by Dr. Valerie J. Matsumoto, to connect Dr. Kaposi’s experiences with those of other marginalized and dislocated groups worldwide, such as Japanese Americans, to identify similarities and differences across time and locations, as we aim to understand the Other and rethink some of the most pressing issues that libraries face in promoting equitable communities in our information-intensive and networked society.

This Lecture is in celebration of the Mortenson Center’s 30th Anniversary. See: https://www.library.illinois.edu/mortenson/30th-anniversary/

Postcard: (JPG: front :: back | PDF) | Poster: (11″x17″ PDF high res | low res) | Recording | Lecture Transcript

For information on the Celebration Program that preceded the 31st Annual Distinguished Lecture, visit our 30th Anniversary website!

Yellow-Star, Red-Star BOOK GIVEAWAY
ABOUT 'Engineering Change in Libraries' with Dr. Agnes Kaposi: The Lecture 2021.11.8 | The Workshops - various dates in 2022
Lecturer Biography & Details: Dr. Agnes Kaposi
Moderator Biography & Details: Dr. Valerie J. Matsumoto
About 'Yellow Star-Red Star' by Agnes Kaposi

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