Janus Conversations

*Please find our new website at www.janusforum.org*


Janus Conversations, organized by the Janus Fellows, are opportunities for students to engage with Brown professors about their brightest and newest ideas. After a short (20-25 minute) lecture, students are free to ask questions and challenge the professor's ideas over soda and pizza.

Past Events

Robert Levgold, Roman Torgovitsky, Linda Cook, Patricia Herlihy, Michael Kennedy, Richard M. Locke, Anna Lysyanskaya
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Watson Institute for International Studies and The Janus Forum as we present a teach-in: "Making Sense of Events in Ukraine". Panelists include: 


Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join the Janus Forum and the organizers and supporters of the demonstration against Ray Kelly as we discuss the role of protest and its effects, whether good or bad, on free speech at Brown. 

Though there have already been several conversations in the aftermath of the...

Professor Pamela Foa
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join Professor Foa in examining various cases of untraditional rape and assess the law's relation to the female gneder. Do women appear unequally before the law? If so, why? The lecture will be followed by Q&A. As always, FREE PIZZA.

Professor Fiery Cushman
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Already stuck in the November slump? Come take some time out with the Janus Fellows and Professor Fiery Cushman of the Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences Department as we discuss the psychological aspects of retributive punishment. Cushman’s psychological research leads us to...

Professor Arnulf Becker
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:30pm
Come join the Janus Fellows and Professor Arnulf Becker as we discuss the use of force by the United States outside of the context of war. Is it right for the United States to take action in Libya or Somalia without authorization? How much flexibility is acceptable? Come join us and discuss....