Faculty, Students Discuss Risk at Symposium

On May 2, the Wesleyan Symposium on Risk brought together faculty and students for an interdisciplinary discussion of risk. The event was sponsored by American Studies, the Center for the Humanities, the College of Letters, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, the Science in Society Program, and the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies support funds. (Photos by Hannah Norman ’16)

Brian Stewart, professor of physics, professor of environmental studies, spoke on "The Metastasis of Risk."

Brian Stewart, professor of physics, professor of environmental studies, spoke on “The Metastasis of Risk.”

Stephen Angle, right, moderated a panel at which Antonio Farias, left, vice president for equity and inclusion/ Title IX Officer, spoke on "Reframing the Conversation: What At-Risk Students Can Teach Us About Access, Opportunity, and Building Resiliency." Angle is director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, chair of the College of East Asian Studies, professor of philosophy, and professor of East Asian studies.

Stephen Angle, right, moderated a panel at which Antonio Farias, left, vice president for equity and inclusion/Title IX Officer, spoke on “Reframing the Conversation: What At-Risk Students Can Teach Us About Access, Opportunity, and Building Resiliency.” Angle is director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, chair of the College of East Asian Studies, professor of philosophy, and professor of East Asian studies.

Kate Cullen '16 spoke on "A Melting Antarctica: What is Our Environmental and Social Risk?"

Kate Cullen ’16 spoke on “A Melting Antarctica: What is Our Environmental and Social Risk?”

Attendees at the symposium.

Attendees at the symposium.

From left, Jennifer Tucker moderated a panel with Gloster Aaron, associate professor of biology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior, Mary Chalino '15, Hazem Fahmy '17, and Brian Stewart, professor of physics, professor of environmental studies. Tucker is associate professor of history, associate professor of science in society, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, associate professor of environmental studies, and faculty fellow in the College of the Environment.

From left: Jennifer Tucker moderated a panel with Gloster Aaron, associate professor of biology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior; Mary Chalino ’15; Hazem Fahmy ’17; and Brian Stewart, professor of physics, professor of environmental studies. Tucker is associate professor of history, associate professor of science in society, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, associate professor of environmental studies, and faculty fellow in the College of the Environment.

Hazem Fahmy '17 spoke on "Risking Rhythm: Reflections on Contemporary Alternative Arabic Music."

Hazem Fahmy ’17 spoke on “Risking Rhythm: Reflections on Contemporary Alternative Arabic Music.”