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Robo-Buddhism: Kokoro, Technology, and Spirituality in Japan Today

UWM Lubar Hall, Room S151 3202 North Maryland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Presented by Professor Jennifer Robertson, professor emerita, University of Michigan Kokoro (心) is widely and innovatively used in everyday parlance and figures in many Japanese idioms. Kokoro connotes intellectual, emotional, and spiritual states and attributes. Kokoro is also a key …


The Crime of Menticide: Antisemitism and Hate Speech in American Law

UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center 2311 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States

In 1977, a group of Holocaust survivors from Skokie, Illinois, filed a lawsuit to stop a planned neo-Nazi march by alleging menticide—the psychological equivalent of genocide. In this lecture, historian James Loeffler reconstructs this curious legal episode and discusses its …