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Dickinson's November Clarke Forum Speakers Explore Deepfakes, Food Culture and Running

Voices on Campus in November

The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College will welcome three guest speakers in November to discuss a broad range of issues. All the lectures will take place in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium.

Just Run
Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Gene Dykes, record-holding master marathoner

Dykes will explore the many ways running is made overly complicated, and he will explain how his “Just Run” philosophy applies to the sport and to life. Last December, Dykes ran the world’s fastest marathon for 70-year-old men.

Cultural Politics of Taste: Mobility and Food Culture
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Krishnendu Ray, New York University

Ray chairs NYU’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. In his talk, he will explore the culinary culture in North America known broadly as “Indian” food, and he will discuss its popularity and location in a hierarchy of taste. A book sale and signing will follow his presentation.

Panel Discussion: Deepfake
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Tim Hwang, lawyer and researcher formerly of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
Amy McKiernan, Dickinson College Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Across the Campus & the Curriculum
James Sias, Dickinson College Assistant Professor of Philosophy

This panel discussion will focus on the threats posed by “deepfakes,” digitally manipulated video intended to mislead. Panelists will discuss the threats posed by deepfakes to privacy, human rights and other areas of concern.

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Published October 22, 2019