NEW THIS YEAR @ ALUMNI WEEKEND: Leo Lectures are short timely talks delivered by Hamline faculty highlighting transformative research or creative projects that will spark your curiosity. Free and open to the public.
Why and How We Get Hooked and What We Can Do About It
Professor Serena King, psychology
Saturday, October 14 | 11 a.m. | Anderson Center, Room 111
In this talk, Professor King introduces participants to the field of addiction science and discusses the principles behind addiction, what makes some more likely to become hooked to food, drugs, gambling and other pleasures, and how researchers and scientists have helped individuals with behavior change through methods of self control, mindfulness, and brief interventions.
Religion: Source of Violence or Path to Peace?
Saturday, October 14 | noon | Anderson Center, Room 111
Professor Mark Berkson, religion
This lecture will explore the complex ways religion connects with militancy and violence, and also how religion can contribute to peace and motivate people to acts of extraordinary kindness. Why does religion have the power to bring out the best and the worst in human beings? How do we draw on the aspects of religion that can lead to a better world while mitigating the harms religion seems to unleash?