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CSUSB professor is among three philosophers awarded AAUW Fellowships
July 8, 2021
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently announced the winners of its 2021-2022 fellowships, and a Cal State San Bernardino assistant professor of philosophy, Kaitlyn Creasy, for her project, “Stubborn Social Emotions and Their Harms,” is among them.
All three are recipients of the AAUW’s “American Fellowships,” which provide $6,000 – $30,000 to “support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication.”
Read the complete article at “Three Philosophers Awarded AAUW Fellowships.”
‘It is imperative we accept others as they are and allow them to be free human beings,’ says CSUSB professor
July 5, 2021
In the third installment of a seven-part series of columns, Anthony Silard, CSUSB associate professor of public administration, wrote about some of the lessons learned when we want to be closer to our friends than they do.
He wrote in his blog, “The Art of Living Free”: “Put simply, our cardinal purpose on this planet is not material gain but to experience love and share it with others. To progress in this endeavor, it is imperative we accept others as they are and allow them to be free human beings: in other words, to offer them precisely what we desire for ourselves.”
Read the complete article at “When you want to be closer than they do.”
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment about Iran calling on the U.S. to apologize for the downing of a civilian Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf in 1988. Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300 with 290 people on board, was blown from the skies by a missile fired from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes as it flew over the Persian Gulf from Iran to Dubai on July 3, 1988.
No official apology was given by the U.S. “For an official apology to be given, the American political establishment needs to recognize the truth of the incident, that being the Vincennes was in Iranian territorial waters attacking Iranian shipping against international law,” Yaghoubian said. “And this is what brought about this terrible tragedy. And so this is why we will likely not see future statements or an official apology from the U.S. government, because it would essentially need to take responsibility for something, which was its complete responsibility.”
Watch the segment at “Iran calls on U.S. to apologize for downing of its airliner over Persian Gulf.”
He was also featured in a segment on the Press TV program, "Spotlight" on the same topic, also on July 3, 2021. That can be viewed at "US downing of Iranian Airliner."
CSUSB professor quoted about politicians comparing their anti-vaccine rhetoric to the Holocaust
The Independent (United Kingdom)
July 2, 2021
Brian Levin, a professor at California State University at San Bernardino who studies extremism told The Washington Post that the comparisons and fearmongering were being used as powerful political cudgels.
“Fear sells politically. And the guardrails have come off with respect to what is acceptable for elected officials' political discourse,” Levin said. “There are no guardrails now with respect to offense, ignorance and downright stupidity.”
Read the complete article at “Washington state lawmaker apologises for wearing Star of David to protest Covid vaccines.”
CSUSB professor comments on lawmaker’s ‘Dennis the Peasant’ routine on vaccines
July 1, 2021
In Washington, state representative Jim Walsh decried “vaccine segregation” and wore a yellow Star of David. “It’s an echo from history,” Walsh wrote of the star in the comments below a live stream of his talk Saturday in Lacey, Wash. “ … In the current context, we’re all Jews.”
“Fear sells politically. And the guardrails have come off with respect to what is acceptable for elected officials’ political discourse,” said Brian Levin, a professor at California State University at San Bernardino who studies extremism. “There are no guardrails now with respect to offense, ignorance and downright stupidity.”
Read the complete article at “This lawmaker's 'Dennis the Peasant' routine on vaccines is unbelievably foul.”
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