The William T. Patten Foundation

presents the lectures under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. The series brings scholars of national and international distinction in the science, humanities and arts to the IU Bloomington campus.

Under the following conditions:

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Michael Watts, Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will lecture during the week of Feb. 27 to March 2, 2017.

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Franco Moretti, the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, will lecture during the week of Jan. 23 to 26, 2017.

Lectures will be free and open to the public; they will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, with locations to be announced.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Psychologist Paul Slovic, literary critic Franco Moretti and political ecologist Michael Watts will present Patten Lectures at Indiana University Bloomington during the 2016-17 academic year.

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The William T. Patten Foundation, endowed by a student of the Indiana University class of 1893, provides generous funds to bring to the Bloomington campus for a week people of extraordinary national and international distinction in the sciences, the humanities and the arts. Past lecturers have included Oscar Arias, Jorge Luis Borges, Wendell Berry, Noam Chomsky, Natalie Zemon Davis, Umberto Eco, Werner Herzog, Julian S. Huxley, Evelyn Fox Keller, Toni Morrison, Martha Nussbaum, Amos Oz, Helmuth Rilling, Edward Said, Amartya Sen, Wole Soyinka, Rene Thom, Thomas Schelling, Strobe Talbott and Lester Thurow.

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